Lavenham’s main distinguishing feature is the crooked timber framed houses. I love the ornate details in these, especially the herringbone brick patterns. As you can see, these homes are for wealthy owners– in the middle ages, Lavenham became very rich from their wool trade, and was one of the 10 wealthiest settlements in England. (Thanks, Wikipedia!)
Look at those gorgeous leaded windows.
And ornate wooden doors.
This one reminds me of a seersucker summer suit.
Wondering how much one of these old houses would cost? Almost .75 million USD!
Here’s the last home I saw as I got into my car. Inside the carport was parked a brand new porsche– such a perfect juxtaposition of old and new wealth!
I hope you enjoyed this little tour. Next, I’ll take you around Lavenham’s famous little church!