And I'll tell you why.
If you'll recall, I posted about the dreamy, little blue farmhouse that I've been stalking for the past few months right HERE.
Go back and read that post, I'll wait for you.
So anyway, almost 70 of you weighed in on what you thought. Most of you agreed that it is indeed a gem, and certainly worthy of further consideration.
Fast forward a week.
I'd spent the day at my booth and a couple of estate sales, just keeping busy.
I come home and see that I have a couple of new posts on my old blue farmhouse post.
****************Kay said...I'd say go for it!! The little house out back is a small studio with sink and window AC. One of the upper rooms is a studio. That's my art work on the walls. I'm an artist and do watercolors and oil..and a few mosaics... and some of this and some of that. I should know, it is my house you're in love with!!!;-) I was in Sunrise Antiques today just after you left and casually mentioned my house being for sale. The listing has run out so you may talk directly to us. Jim and Kay (phone # edited out)
Kay said... I will say the wiring has been updated before we bought it but still needs some more. Plumbing is good, we have worked on that. Bunkhouse has its own bathroom that's why there are two septics. Main septic was pumped 18 months ago. Nearly all realestate is overpriced around here and these old houses are hard to come by. The ceilings are 7 1/2 ft. Looks like they started out 8ft when they first built. The paneling up now covers original beaded board just like the upstairs.
Coincidence? Or as I've heard it called, God-incidence?
As Kay (the homeowner) said, she had popped in to my antique mall and casually struck up a conversation with mall-owner Vickie. Kay mentioned that she was selling her farmhouse about 20 miles away. Vickie asked her where the house was located, and when Kay told her, a funny look came over Vickie's face.
So I called Kay, and me and Mr. Twig headed over last night and spent almost TWO HOURS touring the house and property and just visiting with this wonderful couple!
So.....is it as amazing as I had hoped it would be?
Let's just say it's pretty darn amazing!
I didn't take any new pics, as I thought that might be considered crass with the owners right there.
But I can fill in the dots a bit.
Has incredible built-in pie-safe type cabinets. LOVE these!
There's a dreamy sun-room that's just off the kitchen...
The original hardware on many of the doors and cabinets is the sort of stuff we all just eat up.
Better than I had imagined.
I can't begin to describe how perfect these painted gray wood floors are!
And the outside is just rich with possibilities, too!
All sorts of fruit trees, a grape arbor, pecan trees, and these 200 year old majesties framing the back of the house...
Remember the unfinished bunkhouse?
It's thissssss close to being finished!
It has a full kitchen, two LARGE rooms, one of which could be used a living room/game room, and another that could serve as a bedroom. And there's a finished bathroom just off the back room, too.
Could easily serve as rental property or even a B&B.
So....what are ya waiting for, you're asking yourself?!?!
This is where real life kicks in and the dream gives way to reality.
Yes, we're still interested.
And yes, we're checking with the bank to see about loan approval.
But we can't carry two mortgages for an extended period until our current home would sell. This isn't even an option.
And as dreamy as my little blue farmhouse is, it would still need some updating. Not having a home inspection yet, it's tough to say just how pricey this might actually turn out to be.
But we're talking. And praying. And researching just how feasible this whole thing might actually be.
And our lovely hosts told us....sincerely....to come back and look again anytime.
And so we will.
So that was my big adventure last night!
Please keep us in your prayers, that everything happens just as it's supposed to. That we don't rush or force anything, just that we remain open and level-headed to whatever may come to pass.
Thanks for reading this far!
And thanks for being a part of this journey!