Having grown up in a house dating back to the late 1700s/early 1800s, the 1920s didn't really seem all that old to me, but then I learned that because of all the earthquakes, most of the older buildings here have been knocked down and rebuilt over time to stringent codes. As a lover of old houses and buildings, it was a bit odd to me at first, but after a couple of good earthquakes, I saw the wisdom. Not that it kept me from seeking out an old home, of course.
The house in the photo directly above is the little cottage we live in now. The house in the photo directly below is the cottage we lived in until last year. It was white when we lived there; the new owners painted it yellow. The other houses are just some of my favorites from the neighborhood. The mailbox below is painted with the Oceanside pier, which is just a few blocks away from us.
All in all, as you can see, it's been a lovely place to live...
Photos by The Art of Living Beautifully