Thursday, June 4, 2009

I Want To Live Here!

Please excuse me, I just fell in LOVE!!!!

Following from my last post about North Carolina, I went real estate huntin'! However, I was drawn to Virginia yet again! And then stumbled across this absolute gem, which is in Charlottesville, and instantly fell in love with it!
There are a few things that I must, must have in my dream home, and don't worry, I don't expect the house to come with all of them! But the house that does catch my heart, will eventually have all of those dreams encapsulated within it too! (as well as a few dreams!!) And this house, has a lot of them already!

I mean, just look at that garden in the photos above!!! It's just screaming 'English Rose Garden'!! And that porch too! Omg... heaven on a rocking chair or porch swing just waiting to happen!!

Now of course, with anything, it needs your own touch to make it yours, which I would enjoy anyways! For example, I'd change up the kitchen... although it's got a cute country kitchen vibe, I crave open shelves and a farmhouse sink. And I think the appliances need a change (I wonder if the space is big enough for my dream aga?!). Anyone who knows me, would know the walls would be duck egg blue within a week of living there! And I'd have a stunning solid wood countertop, clean white back splash tiles.... mm!! I think perhaps next I should do an inspiration post for my dream kitchen!!

This house is a 1,796 sq. ft., three bed, 2.5 bath, single family home built in 1925. The character of this house really caught my eye, and spurred on my love for it, I just don't think it's something you can get in newer houses and true character isn't something you just purchase from a store. Every home needs to start with the right foundations...

I just love the wood beams of the house showing in the living room and stairs, and I adore the exposed joint in the photo below... oozing coziness and warmth! (I would change the fireplace mantle to a big white one, with tile inside... maybe....vintage tile? hmm...) I wouldn't want to mix my woods, and loving the beams as I do, they would have priority! 

Another one of my 'must haves' is a roll top bath!! And guess what! In the photo below there is one! I have a sneaking suspicion that the plumbing fixtures would need an overhaul, and I'm curious of the actual size of this bathroom too!!

I love love love the sunroom below, with it's window seat.. a perfect little office/painting/reading spot!! Or just somewhere I could sit with a cuppa tea after a long day! If it rains, I'd watch those drops gather and roll down the window panes...
And with big bright bedrooms, including that attic room, I don't think I could say no to this house if I tried!!
The full listing with all details is here!

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