And I knew I recognized the greenhouse made from vintage windows – something I had also “pinned”.
You can view the whole house in this NY Times feature. So, of course, I called the realtor. And, she actually called back, to tell me that the house was sold. Actually, as I looked into it further, there had been a full on bidding war. And of course, there wasn’t a huge amount of property and it was a very small house. I could overlook the small – but as I said, trees were our deal breaker. But, now we were on the phone with a realtor. We told her what we were looking for, and she began her search. Fast forward many months, a few realtors and a lot of Sunday drives. We drove past many houses to get a sense of the area and the land. We eliminated whole towns and areas to look in, solidifying what we did like. We only went inside two houses when it was all said and done. One, gross with lots of trees, but it was beyond repair. One, that I still plan the decorating for in my head and was amazed by all the space for such an old house. But, you guessed it, no trees. We drove past one that I didn’t even want to pull into the driveway – it gave me the “heebey geebees” for some reason. Dana agreed. Oh, and it looked someone was squatting on the property. Not a can of worms I wanted to open. Then, we gave up on the house idea, and just started looking at land. And, we started looking even closer to home if there was no house included. In our heads, we kept just thinking that we knew it didn’t really make sense “on paper” for us to buy an old fixer upper, but somehow it just felt right. Much to the disappointment of me, and it seem many of you have been following along, we have not bought our dream country house with acres of maple trees. And, we probably won’t be any time soon. But, we both know with confidence, that some day, that will be our plan. That we will find that great old house with nooks and crannies that we can customize. And that house will walk out to land with lots and lot of maple trees. By the time we took this picture above, it was November of last year and we were ready to make a new decision. We weren’t finding the house and we weren’t finding the land, but we had big plans! Stay tuned! Thanks so much for reading! I promise, I am not trying to torture you - in just too much for one post!