Its an old rambling farm house full of wide-plank wood floors and fireplaces. The grounds are glorious - lots of land for Murphy and Cricket to roam and romp and roll in delicious smells (Miss Cricket is particularly fond of this last activity and gets most offended when we dare to remove these precious odors...alas how she suffers.)
There are even "specimen" trees. For those of us who are new to the wonderful world of real estate lingo - specimen trees are big trees. very very big trees. Bucolic bliss here we come!
Originally, we wanted to get a real fixer-upper - something that we could gut down to the bones and build back up as our own. This house however, has had some work done to it already...they've made it livable (which is always nice) but I think I'll have to redo the kitchen and bathroom updates...because they're ok...but not FABULOUS...take the kitchen:
Its ok... all the right elements - just the wrong combo...so I spent most of the day imaging how I am going to fix it.
I think the first order of business will be to paint the cabinets - I'm thinking of a creamy white like Farrow and Ball's Tallow. And then a warm-toned neutral on the walls. My dream kitchen would be more of the cool toned neutral - think white cabinets, carrera marble and black accents - but since the floor is warm toned, I need to work with it. Basically the ultimate goal is something like:
I'd like to have a chandelier over the island...something black and sparkly.
Or maybe a little Murano glass action...There are just so many possibilities!
As my indulgent, loving husband can attest, I am happiest when nesting and lord, could I nest in this house. I can just see Mr. Wentworth and I making apple cider and raking leaves and doing lots of blissful, newlywed-domestic things.