And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ~ Kahlil Gibran

Sunday, May 25, 2008

I Found It!

Okay, it needs a new roof....and about 8 trees removed....and the garage torn down....and it is a 2 bedroom when we really need a 3 bedroom or bigger....and it's right across the street from my parents, negating any hope that I will ever grow up all the way and be and independent woman.....and it is a little smaller than we had hoped.

But it is THE ONE.

We walked in the front door and were met by a heated four season porch with hardwood floors. Not to mention the fabulously carved front door. With leaded glass. And a little entry area with hooks and a cupboard for coats and mitten/hat storage.

When we finally entered the main part of the house, I just about died. All hardwood (beautifully finished) floors. An open (but narrow) staircase with beautiful bannister. Stained glass windows. Leaded glass windows. Original trim. A refinished kitchen. Old style radiators for hot water heat. Funny closets that run back to the ends of the earth. The basement is even dry!

Outside? Several trees have to go, like I said. The "garage" is more of an old barn or carriage house that is falling down and needs to be replaced. BUT.....

Hostas, crabapple, peonies, two kinds of lilac (white and purple), a little decorative pond, flowerbeds galore!, a deck, fencing. I mean, really, what more could I ask for?

Everyone loved it, and we had the whole troop going through the house. My folks, my Bro, the Sprouts....everyone. Our poor realtor.

Mr. Barefoot is being a pill and wants to check out some other houses a little further out before we decide anything, even though he said he was pleasantly surprised by how nice it was. I could kick him.


*Happy, Happy Dance*


Lisa said...

I think I'm in love with this house too, and I haven't even seen it!! The description, though... drool!

Tell Mr. Barefoot, "Do it or die and painful nagging death!" Works for me!

Em said...

It is so exciting when you finally find THE ONE! Congratulations.

Deb said...

Congrats Barefoot! Hope the details work out!

Summer Fae said...

Congratulations. I hope that it works out. I love the quotes on your sidebar.

Mysti said...

Fantastic! I agree with Lisa and make sure it's not an idle threat either. ;~) Maybe throw in a bit of bodily pain for good measure! *laughing*

Wish you would have taken pictures! It will be yours... I can feel it.

Catty Ax Lady said...

Finally! I've never had the feeling about a house, and I'm envious...but I'm so happy you've got it!! And yes, the outside sounds simply amazing...your own little oasis!