I was considering the flip side of what we talked about in the last post, instead of a new house designed to look old (which I think is an excellent option if it presented itself), I think in my heart of hearts I am most drawn to an old house that has been updated. Updated, but still retains much of its original charm and personality. It may not be the most practical option for me, but it is still the most romantic.
I think I could be happy in a variety of settings, and even just simply grateful to have ANY roof over my head. But I am so drawn to charming details, cozy feelings and old house romance that I think I am best suited to older houses, assuming I can update them to my liking, in my ideal world. Dreaming here, remember.
Speaking of older charming houses, I really enjoyed one of the houses in the movie The Holiday. This charming English cottage was oozing with personality and English style! The perfect house for spending a wintry holiday. I drooled over all these pictures on my blogging buddy Joni’s blog so I am sharing a few for you here so you can drool too. You can click over to her blog to see her expert commentary and the rest of the photos! She has lots of photos of this house, the Something’s Gotta Give House (one of my very favorites ever) and all sorts of charming rooms in her last few posts (her whole blog, actually).
Thanks to each of you who shared their two bits this week and weighed in on the options. You were all really helpful, I loved hearing your contributions!
Sigh. I think whoever wrote in my comments “When you find the right house, old or new, you will know” was absolutely right. If the right opportunity, money, schools and neighborhoods all align themselves with the right house, old or new, I will know.
The Holiday movie house photos via Cote de Texas.