Wednesday, September 8, 2010

farmhouse love...

I spend way too much time looking at real estate listings...tonight I am eye lids and heavy and I have an early day tomorrow...but I couldn't go to bed without showing you this beautiful home!

I have always had a love for architecture, especially historic homes.

But usually, I find myself sifting through the listings of new construction that have not seen a coat of paint since 1976 with their blue shag carpeting...I come across one that stands out from the rest and totally makes my search worth it.

Here is today's "stand-out"...

I introduce you to...

103 Broad Street

a 1780s New England Farmhouse that has me drooling all over my keyboard!

It just looks so peaceful...I can almost feel the breeze...

The gardens are fantastic...and the little dog is pretty cute, too.

I would have to change the color of the shutters...I am seeing something lighter.

Gorgeous gardens...

And that fence? How cute is that????

I am crazy about this room. I already have a vision of it decorated in all white at Christmas time!

I would like to get my hands on both the mirror and that chandelier...

Oh, and this chandi, too!

Love how every room has a fireplace!

Even the dining room!

Look at the size of this one!

If this was my house, I would have to put in the fine print that all the chandis were coming with me...not staying with the house!

Should I call and ask if the frame and that dresser are for sale??

I want those in my house!

L-O-V-E the staircase!!

In my book, there is no such thing as too much white!

Ooooh...and the wide-planked heart pine floors are incredible!


My guests would never leave if I put them in a room like this!

I believe it is a rule that you must "bathe" and not "shower" when you own a tub like this.

But seriously.

This is when renovating goes horribly wrong.

Don't get me wrong, the kitchen on its own is very nice. But it does not flow with the style of the house at all.

This was such a disappointment to me.

Sad. Very sad.

Such a missed opportunity to capture the spirit of this house with a spectacular kitchen!

But I love me some little buildings with old white siding!

 I am seeing my little shop set up out there!

Now...if only I had an extra $795,000 laying around...

Oh, and an extra $50,000 to give it the kitchen it deserves!