Saturday, March 20, 2010

The pretty red house on winter street.

I have been spending the second half of my sprig break on the east coast visiting my lovely mother and sister. I absolutely LOVE going to my mom's house - it is the prettiest red house on the street!

The house was built sometime in the 1800's. Based on the little plaque on the front -1830. Houses on this side of the country are beauiful. They aren't like the boring, square stecco situations in Arizona.

The inside is SO pretty. It is super old, but still has normal luxuries of modern-day living like a dishwasher and running water, dont worry! But in the kitchen area is a well - its all covered up now, but it is so cool to just look down into it through the clear glass covering it. There is even the original bucket situation hanging above it!

Can you imagine dipping that bucket all the way down to the bottom of the well just to get a little drink or wash your hands?! thank you!

The ceilings and fireplaces are probably some of my favorite parts about this house. Last summer I met a lady that actually grew up in this very house. She said that her dad had a little inkling that there were beams in the ceiling, so one day he just started smashing through it! Luckily he was right - I dont know why but I am just obsessed with them. They add so much to the style of the house. And the pretty, old fireplace!

Finally, the house supposedly had soem secret little tunnels. Sadly, they dont exist in their entirety anymore. Instead, we store papertowels and such were they used to be. (Ya, its a little creepy storage space but you can see where is was sealed off with the bricks!)

Sadly, these pictures definitey dont do this place justice. It is my new favorite house! And my mom and he brothers are even re-building the barn in the back. No, there wont be any animals in there. I think it will end up being more like a club house - I'm shootin for a ping pong table and a lovesac, but who knows. :) It should be done by summer time! Just in time for my next trip back!

The best part is the spiral staircase inside that leads up to the loft. I am so amazed at my moms and uncle ability to build things like this!


  1. Wow, that most awesome house ever. Beautiful!!!Sorry I comment so much! I love your posts, and I'm a commenter! :) :) Have fun!

  2. This is soooo cute!!!! Oh my gosh I have been missing out. It is official that I am coming this summer! I hope you are having fun!! :) :)

  3. This is the most beautiful house!!! i'm in love! oh, all this horrid stucco out here... i am never buying a stucco house. blah. thanks for the pictures!!! :)

  4. I LOVE this post! That fireplace is perfect! So fun! Loves and hugs.