Tuesday, November 26, 2013

A Whimsical, Bohemian Cottage Full of Color

Exciting news: We're shopping for a new house! Imagine me doing jazz hands, because that's how I feel. At this point we're just looking online to gather information about neighborhoods and prices, but it's a start. We're seeing freshly renovated cookie-cutter dream homes, charming vintage bungalows, derelict foreclosures, and everything in between. 

But 245 Cherokee Road is a one of a kind gem. It's a large Tudor, built in 1928. It boasts elaborate woodwork and trim, arched doorways, hardwood floors, a beautiful screened porch, and the most unique paint colors I've ever seen. It's certainly not for everyone, and I couldn't live with these colors every day, but it has a magical quality to it. These colors shouldn't work. But somehow, they do. It reminds me of a Venetian carnival, a Moroccan kasbah, fairy tales, and Mrs. Frizzle from The Magic Schoolbus.










This is the one room I'm certain I could happily live with every day. Isn't it beautiful?
If this house was a person, I'd want to be friends with her. Heck, I wish one of my friends would buy this place so I could visit often. What do you think of it?

2 comments:

  1. this house is amazing! as an interior design dropout, i can't even tell if i turned these in as renderings for a home if i would get an "F" or immediately be given a very high paying design job. none of it should work but i absolutely love it, even though there is no way i could live with it. it's almost something out of a movie— Auntie Mame, perhaps?! what a delightful find nonetheless!

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  2. This house really speaks to me! I could definitely live with those colors. It makes me sad to think that someone might buy it and repaint. As for buying a house, I would suggest a 15 year mortgage. It is A LOT cheaper in the long run and the monthly payments aren't that much more. It is also nice that you could be debt-free at a fairly youthful age.

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