Posts Tagged ‘Property’

Last year at this time…

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Last year at this time my husband and I were looking at houses for sale in the area. Our favorite house was in Watsonville, Tindall Ranch.

It was a very large property on a sun drenched knoll. The house is a Mexican Hacienda type design built with high end materials and painted very artistically. No amount of wishing would make it possible for us to afford. Still, we enjoyed being inspired by it and seeing it in person. One draw back, the ticks. 😀

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.

The house hunt for the art full life

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

After several days of looking at properties we have concluded that we need to look for a second property that has a small fixer upper on an acre or larger. Reason being, the housing market. Selling our house would mean taking a loss, and if we wait a few years when the housing market normalizes we can sell it for what its worth. In the meanwhile we will be vested in a property in the bay area that we could build on.

So, since I put my plan out here let me just add some closure by saying the new plan is as indicated above and creating a vision board and journal to work through and define and refine the vision while getting our current property up to par for rental and selling. Since no one knows what the future holds, for now its still just a plan and we are sticking to it, because as the old saying goes, “failing to plan means planning to fail”.

Let me just say I have never been to an art retreat and I kind of don’t want to because I am more interested in a unique vision on an intimate level ie nothing like art and soul or art fest, for those of you in the know or who have been there.

The last property we saw was ideal but had multiple offers. This is what it looks like:

I love a ranch style home.

The property is on 15 acres with breath taking views to include redwoods and the ocean.

The red barn is huge and has a kitchen inside with studio and loft

Adorable Pump house:

the interior of the house is very artistic, with a chefs kitchen in aqua blue tiles over the sink area, the floors are mottled adobe color the walls are painted with a blue band running through and various walls are painted with a peachy salmon color, very “santa fe”. It has a huge great room, all beautifully done. The thing is, with so much flat area a person could expand to include little cabins or the like. A very inspiring property, with fruit trees and ready for a garden and and chickens.