Jim has been mentioning this house to me for a few weeks
my man tends to be a dreamer and so I didn't realize how serious
he was about pursuing this house as our future home.
We aren't sure if we will qualify for a second home
as we still own our home in Portland.
We do have our home rented
but it hasn't been for very long.
Saturday we drove up and took a look through the windows
and walked the grounds.
My heart pounded with delight with each new discovery
butterflies still flutter in my stomach as I remember ever detail
In all the excitement I have forgotten the date of the home :(
This would have been the dining room
however the previous owners must have converted it into a living room.
Besides the kitchen this is the only room that has new flooring
the rest of the home has the most gorgeous dark hard wood floors
Most of the homed doors have a pocket window above them
to let in light and to help circulate air
and heat throughout the house.
This beautiful door strangely only leads to unfinished attic space
the rooms in the house are quite large for a house of its age
and there is plenty of closet space as well
(well perhaps not by our current standards)
this house must have been built for someone of importance!
The kitchen is so sweet
There is not a whole lot of cooking surface
but there is plenty of space to add it if you don't want
a kitchenette in the room.
Perhaps my favorite space in the house
is the kitchens adjacent pantry
which I would convert into my office!
It's perfect :D Lots of lighting, storage, and it's cozy!
Also it's in the heart of the home so I wouldn't miss anything
and could easily multi task!
One of the things we don't like about our Portland home
is that there is absolutely no connection between
the house and the backyard
In this house you could watch the kids play
while doing the laundry!
Of coarse this house has an endless chore list
not to mention needs a lot of love and pricey updates
such as a new roof, paint, wiring, windows, and yard work
but that is the trade off of owning an old beauty such as this.
but for now it's all just a lovely dream...