Saturday, March 22, 2014

House Stalker is BACK! (Now that we have some decent weather)

This is a repost from the last tour we were on...I'm on another tour today.

You know those people who operate on the periphery of your life?  Those people about whom other people say: "You really should meet so-and-so; you two would really get along"?  Those people who pop up on the sidebar of your facebook with the announcement that you have 35 mutual friends?

Well, yesterday I met those people.  And it was a complete fluke.
The Junior League here in my little city had their annual home tour yesterday.  As with most of their tours, the majority of homes were in my neighborhood.  (What I'm doing in this neighborhood can be found in the Brandywine tab underneath my header.)  I love seeing what other folks have done with these old places, and I steal get a lot of really great ideas from these tours.

By far and away our favorite home on the tour was this one.

sunken living room--but not stuck in the sixties
amazing island

who doesn't love a reading nook in the kitchen?

And a SECOND reading nook in the upstairs study!

Little did I know, this home belonged to Charlie and Janice.  Charlie was the guy who kept popping up on facebook, and Janice was the person my friends kept telling me I should meet. 
Unfortunately, I didn't know that when I was in their beautiful home.
But maybe I was too gobsmacked by the home itself.

It isn't often that I find a house I would trade Brandywine for.  (Unless I've recently fallen thorough the floor of the world's smallest bathroom.  In which case a cardboard box at the side of the road looks more desirable.)

                     But for this one?  I could make an exception.


Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

Wow! That is a beautiful home! Wish I had room for a reading nook or an island in my new kitchen!

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

So pretty. Love the front door and outdoor fireplace.

Lynn@FernAvenueBlog said...

Lovely home!!! That is an amazing fireplace...

Bliss said...

Tell Charlie and Janice I'm coming over to sit on the patio. I would like an alcoholic beverage and pizza cooking in the oven while I listen to the babbling brook.

Art and Sand said...

Do you get gobsmacked often? What a fun word.

I love the reading nooks. My sister has a reading nook in her kitchen and it is where we hang out unless we are in the garden. She has another nook upstairs and I love that one too.

Feral Turtle said...

What a beautiful house. I am in love with the exterior and yard!

Dovecote Decor said...

Hi Kirby: Great to meet you yesterday and many thanks for stopping by at the blog! We should walk together one fine day and compare blog notes!!

Andrea said...

Oooh, never too many reading nooks! And that island!!!!

Andi Filante said...

Wow!! Suzan's gonna wanna live there too. :) I love that house!!


Debbie Borthwick said...

You had me at the first picture...I love that porch! And the back yard?? Wow!!! Stunning! I would trade the Gables for this one in a heartbeat! Beautiful...
Debbie :)

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