One of my favorite past times is house hunting on the bozoputer,
via realtor.com — FUN FOR ME!
Since I’ve been longing to go leaf-peeping in the Berkshire Mountains
of western Massachusetts, I’ve been searching for houses there.
So many good ones! — But which listings garner my click for a closer look-see?
Well, this house initially attracted me because it’s painted black,
which is a thing now.
That, plus those butterfly chairs on the front deck,
the stylish French doors + landscaping
all made me think that the interior would be stylish + updated.
Let’s go inside now + see if that’s so,
starting with everybody’s favorite — the kitchen —
which I am guessing is in the center front, where the box window is located.
Isn’t that window ledge as charming as all get-out?
The traditionalist in me loves that old brick red cupboard, too.
See how it plays nicely with the mid-century lamp + chest next to it?
I love the mix of old + new!
Just to the left is the rather modest kitchen work space:
I say modest, but look closely; it’s really quite stylish.
First of all, I’m a fan of that island!
It looks like it’s an old, re-purposed piece of furniture, which I love.
Those pendants bring in more mid-century style.
Our parents built a house in ’64-ish, + we had the same lights in our kitchen.
The floating shelves are chic, as is that awesome red range (want!)
Notice the lower, marble-top cabinet to the right.
It makes me think that a serious baker lives here,
who uses that surface for rolling out dough + kneading bread + such.
The living room is just beyond.
Notice how the white walls + light gray woodwork (my favorites!)
flow through from the kitchen to here:
The ledge which spans the entire wall of windows is a nice design feature,
+ notice how uncluttered it is (at least for the real estate photos, anyway.)
I think there are some serious minimalists who live here!
The beams, wide wood plank floor, wood stove, rug + couch are delightful,
as are the built-ins opposite.
Betcha there’s a TV hidden away, + look at all the books,
which brings us to a fun factoid about my realtor.com hobby.
When you’re me, it’s fun to guess what the homeowners are like.
I think these might be artists; check out the painting
in what looks like a basement bonus room:
If they’re not artists, they’re certainly Artsy,
which accurately describes the Berkshires — that’s why I want to move there.
Back to the house.
The bedrooms are very plain Jane + stylish:
Okay. This is definitely the room of a kid with Artsy parents,
because where are all the plastic electronic toys!?
Check out the child’s name on that banner.
Maybe they’re European!
Now that I think about it, the simple + spare decor does look Scandinavian.
Here’s a view from the back.
The detached garage’s been painted the same monochromatic black as the house.
Look at their yummy mix of plants in their yard — I love the Japanese maples.
There are lots of Buddhas in Berkshires houses, I noticed.
Stay tuned; I’ll share another + guess what the homeowners are like — tomorrow.