Ken and Anne joined several senior citizens this weekend and went on the Parade of Homes in our city…basically, we were ALLOWED and actually ENCOURAGED to be nosy and check out other people’s homes. DREAM COME TRUE. Ken also loved it, I think.
So over the next few weeks/months?, I’ll be sharing some of my favorites from the Parade, with commentary, of course.
Here’s my favorite we’ve seen thus far. LOVE: the wooded setting, the cupolas, and the driveway.
And then we went inside to see THIS. I nearly fainted.
Not sure if you can see, but this grand living room can (and is in this picture above) be opened to the outside by a WALL of sliding windows. You can see the wall of windows peeking out on the right.
This is the screened-in porch. It is bigger than our apartment. Oh, and did I mention that this house overlooks a RIVER? Because it does.
This bar area was directly to the left of the front door…this isn’t even the kitchen yet. Just wait.
HERE’S the kitchen. And there’s another whole wall of cabinets/desk/wine racks to the left that I couldn’t fit in the picture.
Seriously. It is good that Ken is so strong because he had to physically support me from falling over in nearly every room in this house.
Here’s the laundry room. The cabinets in person are a soft greenish yellow…grellow.
Here’s the master bedroom. Ken had to drag me out of here. LOVE the tray ceiling and the wall of windows and the deck.
And then next is the master bath. Note: there was a ladder in the closet to get to the cabinets above the sink. Having tall ceilings is hard.
And the other side, with a Keurig. Obviously.
AND THEN. Here’s the craft room in the basement. SWOON.
Back upstairs was this masculine office. Sorry about the blurriness–my hands were literally shaking because I kept forgetting to breathe.
Oh, and I had to include at least one picture of the outside. Here’s the firepit/patio area. I could probably get used to this. There was also a great sound system playing nice music, which you can not hear through the picture, obviously.
And there you have it. It is evident that I am a house-loving dork, but I’m okay with you knowing that, because this blog is a SAFE PLACE. Or something like that.
Now let’s play the game…what’s your favorite room/light fixture/detail? My head is still spinning from how cool this was, so your rational, well-thought-out decisions will help me calm down. Possibly…let’s try it. GO.
May 31, 2013 at 10:43 am
I love houses too. If you ever need a friend to watch House Hunters with or any house show really or to walk through home-y stores with…hit me up.
Actually, lets just hangout 🙂
Loved the post!
May 31, 2013 at 10:56 am
LOVE HOUSE SHOWS. Never knew we had this in common!
May 31, 2013 at 10:56 am
I just had to mop up a puddle of drool from my desk… sooo pretty!
May 31, 2013 at 10:56 am
May 31, 2013 at 11:16 am
Beautiful! It’s a tie between the master bedroom and the living room. Nice colors throughout (except the grellow–yuck!). A bit too much painted wood for my taste, but you knew that, didn’t you? How fun. I love to go on the parade of homes.
May 31, 2013 at 11:44 am
The grellow was MUCH nicer in person than in my picture (it looks really murky in the pic but was actually pretty airy and light), but it was a bold choice for sure! I should have gone into construction like Dad because I love houses…
May 31, 2013 at 11:20 am
Usually I look at those big houses and convince myself that they’re huge and expensive and non-cozy. But then when a designer gets a hold of them and makes them delightful and warm and friendly, I’m done. I have no more defenses. I love that light in the entrance!
May 31, 2013 at 11:46 am
I use the “it would be SO HARD to keep clean” argument to talk myself out of huge house dreams, but it wasn’t working this time for some reason. And that light was my very favorite in the whole house. I am plotting ways to go back and snatch it.
May 31, 2013 at 12:28 pm
LOVE! That house is absolutely gorgeous.
May 31, 2013 at 8:40 pm
Beautiful…I CAN NOT believe you didn’t comment on the word art in the “bar” area which reads, “KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON.” Seems to totally summarize your entire experience in the home! 😉
June 1, 2013 at 8:47 am
Bahaha! TOTALLY TRUE.
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August 15, 2013 at 10:47 am
LLOOOVVVVEEEE that house!!!!!