Posts Tagged ‘house hunt’

House hunting

Monday, August 29th, 2011

A little over a week ago, the hub and I went house hunting (as we have been doing for many months now) and just as soon as we were going to make a decision about a property that we liked a house popped up that is really just the cutest property I have seen during the entire duration of looking (since about March of this year).

Just from the outside I knew I would love it.

I like the layout of the property, the size of the lot, the color of the house and the little art studio in front with a carport attached.

Long porch in the very front.


Behind the art studio in the the back

Great potting shed in the back

I love every loved inch of this property. The garden is so inspiring. And, that is only the outside! the inside has a special charm too, very artsy, vintage, shabby chic. Unique and very special.

Fixer upper on a dreamy property

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

On the weekends the husband and I have been looking at properties, our next house is a fixer upper, LOL!

But seriously, this dilapidated mobile home sits on a piece of property I adore. we went back to see it a second time last week and I still think its my favorite of all the properties we have seen over the past six weeks or so. Someone has made an offer on it, we might make an offer on it too.

One of the things I love about the property is how natural it is with so many different plants. The pretty passion flower I posted earlier was growing up around that mobile home where there is a little gate that opens into a big area that must have once been a flower garden, (be still my heart). From the other side there is a nearly hidden little path that leads to the area I am referring to.
I love it so much.

There are several huge oak trees over a very shallow creek in a corner of the lot. There is a huge walnut tree, and a persimmon tree. I already showed you the artichoke plant. There is also two different apple trees, a lime tree, an orange tree, a lemon tree and a fig tree. Its heavenly to me although everything is completely over grown and covered with spider webs, ickkkk. This stalk is the blossom growing out of the blue agave in the front of the house.

We probably won’t be able to get this property but I can still love it.

I found this rock under one of the fruit trees, it appears to be a fish painted on it.

One of the other things I love is driving up to the property because you go through a tree lined path. Its so pretty. This is looking out to the street:

I can dream…

There is also a house on the property, which I do like but its the property itself and the shape of it that I love. I did post a few pics of the house in a previous post. one of the things I like about the house is the little court yard behind this big doors. The house is shaped in a U.

I do not like the kitchen or bathrooms. I do like the long hallway and tile floors.

Falling eggs

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

This is a tiny little dove egg, it fell from the pergola in the back yard where momma dove is nesting. It happens every year, falling dove eggs. It looks like something ate the yolk out of this one 🙁 One would think that after loosing so many babies doves would learn to build a better nest. On a happier note, the Dahlia is starting to bloom 🙂

This would be a pretty room for plants. We went to look at properties last weekend, in Calif you don’t get much bang for your buck even though prices have dropped significantly, some by 50%

I love adobe color tile and a Spanish style home, almost as much as a Meditteranean style home.

The entrance to this house was covered with honeysuckle, it is so fragrant, but I imagine the bees would terrify and I would have to leave the house from a side door.

Off topic, the Hub took a ride on a friend’s 1937 air plane. Its retro cool.