Sunshine Quilts

Sunday, July 02, 2006

The Perfect House

I know there's never really a perfect house but this one is so darned close and I want it! We won't get it for several reasons and I knew we wouldn't get it but they had open house today so we went out and looked at it. It has 13 acres, a pretty good size lake, a barn with part of it fixed up for a woodworking shop with concrete floors and an elaborate vac system for removing the sawdust. The house sits way back from the road and from nowhere near the house can you see another house or see a road. There are hickory, walnut, dogwood, magnolia, oak . . all kinds of trees everywhere on the property. This is probably the most well built house we have ever looked at. There's not a spot in the floor that creaked! Nothing was left undone in this house. The ceilings are all slick (as opposed to textured) and you can't see a sheetrock nail anywhere. The master bedroom closet is bigger than some of the bedrooms in my studio house and in the closet are several sets of chests of drawers built of red cedar. The guy who built the house and still lives there is a woodworker and there is some gorgeous woodworking in this house. Those big windows in the front are in the family room and there's no window coverings on them at all. No need for it . . there's no one around to see in. I could surely live there and never want to leave for any reason. The people who live there are funny. The guy also does insulation (I think it's the kind that goes in liquid and then hardens in the walls . . not sure . . wasn't listening to that part) and there was a little dock out on the lake. Vince and I were out there looking at it and Vince noticed there was a trolling motor attached to the dock. Just at that same moment, the people came down and said "want to go for a cruise around the lake?" so they hopped on the dock, unhooked it from a stationary part of the dock and off we went around the lake. He had built it and then used his foam insulation underneath it to make it float. Just a neat, neat place in the woods. Judy L.


  • Looks wonderful, I'd want it too. I escpecially like the privacy part. Well, a girl has to have a dream!!

    By Blogger Gail, at 7/02/2006 07:03:00 PM  

  • Wow Judy! That house is gorgeous! And sounds beautiful inside and out.

    By Blogger Darcie, at 7/02/2006 07:12:00 PM  

  • This does sound like a perfect house! We can all dream, can't we.

    By Blogger Norma, at 7/02/2006 07:32:00 PM  

  • That's what keeps me out of the sales flyers in Sunday- makes me want things I can't have. I love your Batik quilt top- so sorry that the borders are giving you grief- but what a trooper you are to keep chipping away at it! If I buy store-bought flour, I prefer King Arthur, too. Hudson cream is good, too.

    By Blogger Nines, at 7/02/2006 07:50:00 PM  

  • That does sound just wonderful! Ahhh... to dream. ;)

    By Blogger kcamou, at 7/02/2006 08:21:00 PM  

  • How gorgeous - one can only dream :o)

    By Blogger anne bebbington, at 7/02/2006 11:19:00 PM  

  • That lawn looks almost too green to be true - and the windows are spectacular!

    By Blogger ForestJane, at 7/03/2006 12:57:00 AM  

  • Gorgeous house and the privacy is worth a lot. Maybe something will happen and you will end up owning it.

    By Blogger joyce, at 7/03/2006 04:29:00 AM  

  • Sure does look nice... I bet even in Kentucky is was pricey...

    By Blogger The Calico Cat, at 7/03/2006 05:27:00 AM  

  • Looks gorgeous!

    By Anonymous Samantha, at 7/03/2006 08:51:00 AM  

  • Sounds perfect!!

    By Blogger Maya Madhavan, at 7/03/2006 11:00:00 AM  

  • That is just so beautiful! Who knows? Maybe it's meant to be!!

    Does it have a big studio space? That's THE priority, you know!! LOL


    By Blogger Vicky, at 7/03/2006 12:09:00 PM  

  • Goodness, how clever about the dock. What a pretty house and peaceful setting. Why is he selling it? Are scads of people looking at it, is that why you figure you won't get it?

    By Blogger Karen, at 7/03/2006 12:09:00 PM  

  • Hey at least you FOUND a perfect house, I've never found one yet that fit all my criteria..picky, picky, picky LOL. That's why we're building the next one.

    That dock sounds very nifty! What a great idea!

    By Anonymous CJ, at 7/03/2006 01:15:00 PM  

  • It is a beautiful house. I like looking at houses for fun but didn't enjoy it much last weekend in Minneapolis.

    We're looking at townhomes since Keith travels so much and doesn't want to spend his time at home working in the yard or repairing things around the house.

    By Blogger Mary, at 7/03/2006 02:25:00 PM  

  • I can see why you like it. It's lovely. The new quilt top looks great!

    By Blogger Shellie, at 7/03/2006 11:50:00 PM  

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