If you have been following me, you know I love all things home! One day recently a client of mine was looking for a table for her new condo. She wanted a drop leaf that could sit by a wall, but expand when she wants to entertain. I went to one of my favorite Atlanta haunts, The Queen of Hearts in Alpharetta and found this little darlin’ the moment I walked through the door! No joke! After sending her photos and measurements, she said it was just what she was looking for! Score! And yes, I’m a realtor, not a decorator! But my client has become my friend and I was so delighted that we found what she was looking for!
While there, I also found this little guy who remind’s me of Jeeves from the P.G. Wodehouse books! It also reminds me to be of service and help where I can. And sometimes serving someone a drink is the best way to be of service!
As a local realtor, I’m always out looking at what’s on the market. I love to check out new listings every day and visit realtor open houses. I found a beauty the other day on Tuxedo Road in Atlanta!
I just love that front door and the inside is even prettier! I fell in love with the living room chandelier! The first photo is from the first floor. You can really see how pretty it is from the second floor! Suzanne Haverty with Beacham Properties has the listing on this home. Give me a call if you would like me to set up a showing for you! I’d love to see this home any day!
After this home, I drove to another listing. There was a lovely, rustic tree swing in the front yard that took all of my strength not to sit in! I hope you’re proud of me! I acted like a grown up the whole time! But I did snap a photo for your enjoyment!
Which do you like better? The first house or the second? I’d love to know! And just let me know if I can be of service to you! Cheers!
I am originally from a small town in Georgia. My family has been in that area for generations. My parents are aging, and I find myself down there more and more these days. My sister and I are now the third generation to take care of my grandparents farmhouse. My grandfather built the house and moved his family in in 1937. The house is about 1200 square feet. During the depression, seven people called this place home! I always thought that this little house had a lot of charm. And it’s so interesting to go back and be there. I remember it so well as a child. I loved being with my grandparents there making mud pies, baking cookies with my grandmother, doing lots of work in the garden and with the animals.
My husband says it’s hipster heaven! The front and back doors align, so when you open both doors you get amazing cross ventilation throughout the whole house! The dining room and kitchen are actually in the middle of the house and are subject to these great breezes. On either side of the house are four equal sized rooms – three have fireplaces. They always used one of the front rooms as a living room and the other three are bedrooms. And two baths are ensuite with the two rooms in the back of the house.
I have to admit, I prefer old homes to new. I love the way things used to be built with style and character. I prefer a hand built fireplace and chimney to the more modern box that we buy today. I like a handmade stairway instead of a factory made one. Some people don’t, and I respect that. If you love old homes too, I hope you enjoy this little cottage I ran across the other day. It’s listed as a lot, and in a great neighborhood, so the sellers are thinking that no one will want to keep this 1930’s bungalow. I fell in love with it though! The house sits on a very level lot – front and back.
First of all, I just love the curb appeal of this little gem! I love the high pitched roofline, the adorable porch space over to the side, the tiny front porch with the cottage door and the precious door hardware.
When I walked inside, I was taken with the special little details that someone had done in previous years. You can tell that families had lived there for a long time and loved this home. There are three bedrooms all on the first floor! Perfect for empty nesters who are tired of stairs. There are wood floors throughout still in good condition. The closets are small, but the space is great, so I would hire an architect to make the most of the space, but it could be fantastic without starting all over again!
What are your thoughts? Am I crazy? Would you consider this a tear-down, or a big renovation?