So one of the things that has kept me busy not writing is house hunting - I am the worst house hunter ever by the way. I tend to travel with a whole search party and if my realtor wasn't one of my bff's she would most definitely hate me. She actually still might lol.
So I basically want a house that is aesthetically pleasing on the outside (this is like a non-negotiable to me and I most certainly prefer capes or colonials), has the charm of old-world (i.e. an abundance of carriage windows or the really really long vertical one, french doors, and built-ins), but with modern updates (i.e. granite counters, open floor plan) and all white trim - everywhere! I love a white kitchen too. An in-ground pool, fireplace, and a big winding front porch, white picket fence (with portal hole) for the backyard, and decent sized rooms, sans basement are also all on the checklist. I also like brick (red) - obsessed with The Confectionary Cupboard building on Center Street for those of you familiar with Mentor (they really should have a pic of the outside of this business online - it is sooo cute), black roof (no brown), and ivy up the sides or if I can't have that I will take a charming gray three dormer cape (there is one on Reynolds that I pass frequently and adore - I actually have thought of leaving them a note to see if they might be interested in selling and just don't know it yet) . Did I mention I don't want to have to really do any work on this house myself. Oh, and that I have a budget?
Here are some of my favorite inspirations:
(Might need to move to Wordpress: why can't I left flush or keep pics in order I want them...arghhh.)
I actually looked at the five below but there were some major problems with all :(
So what I am saying/asking is positive thoughts this way so I can finally get out of Ash and Scott's hair and start decorating :) And if you or someone you know lives in a house that resembles any of these maybe you/they want to sell and don't know it yet in which case you should call or private message me immediately?! :)