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Pottery Barn-Style Home Tour (in which I become dehydrated from drooling so much)

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.

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And then we went inside to see THIS. I nearly fainted.

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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.

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This bar area was directly to the left of the front door…this isn’t even the kitchen yet. Just wait.

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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.

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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.

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Here’s the laundry room. The cabinets in person are a soft greenish yellow…grellow.

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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.

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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.

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And the other side, with a Keurig. Obviously.

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AND THEN. Here’s the craft room in the basement. SWOON.

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Back upstairs was this masculine office. Sorry about the blurriness–my hands were literally shaking because I kept forgetting to breathe.

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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.

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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.