Sunday, April 10, 2011

Playing House

I have a small obsession with checking house listing pretty much every single day. Sometimes multiple times a day. I also have a habit of falling in love with certain houses.

Right now I live in an apartment. As much as I want to no longer share walls with neighbors and have my own yard, the commitment and responsibility of a house still scares me a little. Plus, my boyfriend is still finishing up his degree which means he's not in a place to purchase a house and who knows if he'll have to move to find work in his field. Fortunately, I can work for any place with an Internet connection. 

But that doesn't stop me from looking at houses or falling in love with them. This very bright yellow house on Mount Hope Road is the latest house to steal my heart. (I would want to get rid of the yellow though.)

The built-in shelves, the light, and the arts and crafts staircase just takes my breath away. If this house wasn't out of my price range, I just might take the homeowner plunge. 

I have dreamed of having a fireplace. I especially love white brick fireplaces.

I'm mad about the hardwood floors too.

Oh so beautiful French doors.

The kitchen definitely needs some updating, but even as is this kitchen is about ten times better than my apartment kitchen.

Can't you just picture hanging out in this room in the summer with all those windows open?

Not only is this 3 bedroom, 2 bath house gorgeous but it's also on the Red Cedar River. The yard is a bit bigger than I'd want--I'm not into yard work. I just want enough land for a dog to run, a clothes line, and maybe a small vegetable garden. However, I've dreamed of living on a body of water.

I will definitely stalk this house and daydream about this house until it sells. Then I'll be slightly heartbroken until I fall in love with the next house. 

Sweet dreams,


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