Look at the pond! I wonder if you can swim in it?
I love this big old fireplace and how it casually sits next to the spiral staircase. I can see the kids running down the stairs in the morning because they are late for the bus.
Love this one too, as well as the built in bookshelves and exposed beams. I can see myself in a rocking chair with a good book and Big Man with nearby with guitar in hand.
Love these deep windowsills and wide french doors that bring in so much light. Great for entertaining.
And no farmhouse is complete without a barn.
I love the ivy on the stucco and all of the trees.
Check out this backyard! It is ripe for a summer party. I can see the lanterns in the tree already.
What a great tree for Little Man to climb.
Also great for hosting a play date in the fenced in back yard (that backs up to 30 acres of protected land).
The inside is also really cute, with this stone fireplace, built by Wharton Esherick's apprentice.
and great hardwood floors.
They just don't make 'em like they used to. Alas, it is just too small. We would grow out of it before we even moved in!
As we pondered this ("too expensive vs. too small"), my wise and generous dad jumped into the conversation, "Why don't you just build a house out on the farm?" Wow, what generosity!
So, we hopped on board the building bandwagon to create our own abode on the family "compound". The next question is, can we "build 'em like they used to"?
By the way, many thanks are owed to our real estate agent, Joseph McArdle, who patiently, conscientiously and expertly guided us through this whole process. Much love to Joe, we wholeheartedly recommend him.