The Bird House

One of the things I love most about my neighborhood is the tree lined streets filled with homes that have the bird house.  You can tell they were part of a grouping from years past as most of them were built in the 1950’s.  I came to learn years ago that the developer was a man named Robert Mellenthin and this article is a great read about him and his approach.  He took pride in making sure that each dwelling had a slightly different character to it.  Maybe he knew that after a few Martinis on a Saturday night, it would be helpful for the residents in a particular pocket of these homes to be able to know which one was their own!

Let us know at Elle Ryan Design if you live in a Mellenthin or have one in your neighborhood.  We’d love to see a picture of how it looks today! Read more about these bird houses  HERE

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