It is said that home is where the heart is. For fifteen years then, this lovely, old Folk-Victorian farmhouse/cottage has been the home of my heart.
The Cottage has been sanctuary for body, mind, and soul. I have learned so much such as raising my own fruits and vegetables, having backyard chickens, preserving my homegrown harvest, and much more!
I've practices Elective Frugality, Simplicity, and Natural Abundance. I've been happy and content and lived in rhythm with the Seasons. Yet, the time has come for me to move on to new life and new work elsewhere. All that I've learned will remain with me wherever I choose to go. Opportunity knocks and that requires me to move on to an answered call.
While excited about new opportunities and a new place to live, it's always with mixed feelings that we pick up our lives and move on leaving beloved friends and places.
This post will highlight some of my favorite physical features of the Cottage and provide contact information and a link to my Realtor, Rose Mayfield at Coldwell Banker...www.rosemayfieldrealtor
Join me for an on-line tour of my century old Cottage!
Looking south across fields and meadows to the distant mountains.
Entering the front door you step into the red dining room that also functions as an entry hall. A salvaged maple floor adds warmth.
The Red Dining Room with its beveled glass front door.
The morning light settles softly into the sitting room (below) making it a wonderful spot for a morning cup of tea. On winter mornings and evenings the gas parlor stove adds cheery warmth to this room.
View of the opposite end of the sitting room.
In the kitchen is an eating area with windows that look out into the Kitchen Garden where veggies, herbs and flowers grow during the spring and summer months.
The kitchen eating area may be used for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
In the kitchen a large peninsula makes for a handy work space with ample storage beneath.
A walk-in pantry in the kitchen has storage for preserved food.
Counter space and stainless steel double sinks make kitchen chores easier.
All appliances go with the house - microwave, toaster oven, fridge, and this electric stove.
The laundry room has everything that's needed!
An upright freezer (foreground), washer and dryer are included in the sale.
The Cottage has its original, very comfy, claw foot bathtub.
Between the kitchen and downstairs bedroom is a small bedroom/nursery that I use as a dressing room. The closed door goes into the bathroom.
I love making seasonal changes to the downstairs bedroom.
Upstairs is a fun and architecturally unique space. A central four-sided pyramid shelters an office/sewing area and a sitting area with a wood burning stove. Eye brow windows bring in light. Two gables, one facing east, the other south are used as sitting areas, exercise and TV viewing spots. Each gable has a mullioned casement window for light and ventilation.
Upstairs wood stove.
The next post will highlight some of the interesting little details that make the house unique. After that the gardens will be featured and then will come lessons learned living and growing both the gardens and myself.
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