Not to be a pessimist but we saw a rather wonderful house yesterday. I'm sure since I'm posting this that an offer is being placed as I type. And mindful as I am in 2012, that's OK. Husband thought that I didn't like the house because after 10 minutes I left to sit in the heated car. He was being all adult and responsible and asking questions. Me, I saw what I needed to see. Such as? Well, let's see: The rather rudimentary kitchen that could stand some slapped up shelves to show off all my colorful dishes! No granite and cherry in there, baby. From Rice.
The unfinished basement that actually had windows and whitewashed walls. Not a trace of musty odor. Potential studio space complete w/ mommy pied a terre and day bed for reading. So much room for yarn that I could lay a yarn floor. Maybe I'll just do that, honey! Pip Studio wallpaper from Daisy Park.
The dining room is large and seems like wasted space to me. I wonder how we could multipurpose a dining room since we would eat in the kitchen most of the time. Perhaps place the table under the window and put a kiddie pool in front of the fireplace, to be drained when company comes? Any ideas? Yvestown did a nice job of making space for books. Perhaps we could think along those lines.
There's a little white lavatory off the dining room begging for some bordello-like wallpaper. Via Retro Villa.
There is room in the master for a knitting corner with a floor light and perhaps a few baskets of yarn. "No yarn in the bedroom!" I can hear Husband from the other side of Providence as I type this. Via Small Space Style.
The knitting corner would overlook the crumbling stables. Very Grey Gardens.
Dare I mention the large kiddo bedrooms with the tall ceilings? From Skeppsholmen.
The gypsy caravan will fit right in. The neighbors would hardly notice. From the wonderful Paris Hotel Boutique. Talk about adventures outside for the kidoodles! It's a 17 minute drive to their school. The unfinished basement has 3 large rooms and windows! Room for a studio, Husband's snooker room and a playroom. I don't know how difficult or costly it is to finish a basement, though. There are no exposed pipes - just lacks heat and has a cement floor. So much to think about (this is me being kind to Husband...I think we should just buy it already, or perhaps I already mentioned that.)
Did I mention the six (non-working) fireplaces?