Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Craftsman Cravings

With my career I am in on average 1,000 homes a year so I've seen lots of decorating style (and lack there of) as well as lots of new homes and lots of old homes. Personally, I'm not impressed with new builds. They are often cold and uninviting, boring and predictible. Not to mention most new homes are in developments where there are only a handful of possible home designs which doesn't allow for any individuality. What's the point of having a home exactly like a dozen others just across the street? This is why we have a home built in 1950 we wanted our home to be unique, full of history and welcoming. We were happy to see scuffs on the real hardwood floors, the rattle of a loose pipe and the knowledge that no one will have the exact same home we do.

My father always wanted to live in a Craftsman style home and that desire was passed to me as well. I love the open beams, the cubbies, the large windows, the open but yet cozy feel. Not to mention they would be at least 80 years old so full of history and character. In the 8 years I've lived in Licking Co I've been in lust with such a home in Granville. I would purposely go the long way through the village just to lay my eyes on this house. It's perfect, from the paint to the glorious hedge of white hydrangeas that flank the front. Well, on my (long) way to a home visit in Granville a few weeks ago I saw a heartbreaking sight; a for sale sign in the yard of my precious dove grey Crafstman castle. This was heartbreaking because it's one thing to love something you can't possibly have because it's owned by another and it's another to know that the thing you want is up for sale. What is even more heartbreaking? To know you'd have to sell organs, turn tricks and drive a Brink's truck to afford the place.

With a heavy heart I share with you photographic bliss. This is my first view into my beloved dream home and despite it being somewhat more modern than my taste I adore it. It makes me ache with visual delight and it's worth sharing.

I could definatly walk up these everyday.

Check out more pic's here.

I'll give you a moment to get feeling back in your knees now that you've seen the asking price. It's a moot point that E and I could ever afford such a divine abode so I will avoid the long way until I see it's sold and then I will rekindle my Crafstman cravings. (Ok, I'll hate the new owners just a bit too.)

PS.....Did anyone else notice anything familiar about the interior design?


  1. Is this the home of the Urban Farmhouse woman??

  2. No she lives in an equally enviable home in Thornville. I don't think the owner is anyone I 'know' but I believe that it was decorated by the woman who owns Enjoy Co. Some of the aspects of the interior remind me of her style. The garden is almost exactly like the storefront she owns as well. I think it's official, I'm a stalker.