I'm floating on clouds right now.
Practically bursting at my seams with happiness.
So I'm sure you are wondering why...
Remember my storybook gem?
Well I got to tour her!!!!!!!!
(Happy dance ensues)
Please grab a cup of goodness, sit back and relax.
Let's fantasize, shall we...
Love the arched doorway and little peep hole.
All of the windows and moldings are original.
The floors are also original but had some cheap finishing job.
I'd definitely refinish all that dark nasty shine and make the floors look more natural.
The tile at the bottom of the hearth would be changed,
I'm thinking some fun, shimmery seashell inspired tiny glass tiles.
My heart flutters every time I gaze upon that dreamy, storybook inspired window.
This angle is looking from the living room into the dining room.
There used to be french doors, if you look closely you can see where the hinges are on the molding.
Loving all the bright and cheery windows.
View from the dining into the living.
Sorry it is blurry...
I was having a hard time containing myself.
I'm surprised this shot wasn't blurred.
My heart was doing somersaults over the original cabinets.
Sure the floor is a cheap vinyl of sorts...
but that is so easy to replace.
The counter is an awful ceramic tile.
Right now I'm leaning towards a white marble or creamy white quartz surface....
hmmm or maybe butcher block...
Change out the appliances to some stainless steel, energy efficient variety,
add a little more counter surface work space,
and even I could over look the fact that there is no dishwasher...
(I haven't had one in over two years... but who's counting)
A view of the other side of the kitchen into the screened-in laundry room.
I *heart* the ironing board cupboard, even though it doesn't have the actual ironing board in it.
I eventually braved the attic staircase and was so happy I did.
Plenty of head room up there for office space.
Ohhhh the possibilities!!
View into the back bedroom via the hallway.
The back room is just right off of the kitchen.
Each room has two, huge picture windows.
They seemed to be identical in size.
A king bed would probably be pushing it.
(glad I own a queen)
Each had a little closet and ooohh...
do you see the glass door knobs!!
Actually the entire house has the glass knobs except for the two exterior doors!
Front bedroom has access from the living room also.
Oh I can picture the guest bedroom now...
Wouldn't you love to visit?!?!
Another look from the front bedroom towards the hall bath.
(say hi to the pretty glass doorknob)
Original, refinished sink and tub, medicine cabinet, and laundry hamper/linen closet.
Tear out that cheap vinyl and get in some tiny white hexagon tiles stat!
Line those walls with white subway tiles.
Change out that horrid light fixture...
Plenty of room for a tiny wash stand to hold pretty toiletries and fresh flowers.
(are you dazzled by that glass door knob as much as I am?)
Just one more look...
This little gem really is quaint at only 996 sq. ft.
Built in 1931.
She definitely has some foundation issues...
(but that is minor right... ugh)
BUT look how dreamy she is!!
Plus she is in a gorgeous neighborhood and within
easy walking distance to parks, food, and local shops.
If only I could get the husband on board...
Thanks so much for dreaming with me.
I had so much fun touring this precious home.
Elizabeth, the lovely real estate agent that showed me this home,
was so kind just to show it for fun.
She specializes in selling vintage homes and
has her own beauty just down the road from this one.
If you ever want to check out her listings or
need help finding a storybook charmer of your own,
venture on over to her site here: Elizabeth Brooks
I can't thank her enough for letting me dream.
Happy Earth Day!!