Beginning in my teens, I dreamed of renovating an old house. My aunt joined in on the dream project, picking out potential projects in the countryside around Killeen, where she lived.
Tom picked up on the dream. We loved touring Victorian homes that had been lovingly restored...or sneaking into neglected ones and imagining their potential.
We ended up building our country home from the foundation up. It's a perfect fit and I no longer dream of renovating anything.
But roomy front porches, leaded glass windows, metal roofs, spindle railings, clapboard siding...they still make me swoon. So when I saw that the one home on our office property tour Tuesday before last was this gray-headed grandmother of a house, the raindrops falling from that steely sky couldn't dampen my excitement.
The original house was built in the '30's, but the current owners added a two-story section onto the rear which included more bedrooms, bathrooms, and a huge playroom upstairs.
I doubt the view out of this kitchen window has changed much at all in the past 80 years.
This bar with the gorgeous metal counter and sink are in the huge upstairs family room.
The perfect front door for this house, dont' you think?
I couldn't help lingering on the front porch a little while before running back out into the rain.
All it's missing is a swing right over there.
This property is listed by another agent, so contact me if you have fallen in love and I'll play matchmaker for you!
And stay tuned for my property tour adventure out into the hill country from this past Tuesday. I'll post it this weekend.