Today I’m headed back to realtor.com for more house hunting
in the Berkshires,
where I have deliberately turned away from my minimalist choices of days’ past
+ fallen for something a lot more traditional — this charmer:
It looks like an original log home with a tasteful addition.
Here’s a closer look-see at the log portion.
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways!
Red window sashes + door, twiggy porch details,
full + lush (“busy”) front landscaping, stone pathway, etc. etc.
The stone pathway continues along the front of the addition at left,
where there are more twigs, in the form of this beautiful pergola!
My first thoughts are, “How can I persuade G.O. to build something twiggy for our yard?”,
but then I ask myself, a. “Isn’t that unnecessarily difficult?”
+ b. “Wouldn’t twig structures be too rustic for a Dutch colonial house?”
Oh, well — let’s move on to yet more exterior snapshots.
My gosh, there’s even a screened-in room, my favorite thing, ever!
Of course, a pond:
And, in conclusion, the detached garage has an apartment upstairs,
the interior of which is fine but not so share-worthy:
Inside the house, the living room + stair case
look about as I’ve come to expect when I spy a log home online:
Sometimes log home interiors can skew a tad too WOODSY for my tastes ,
but I s’poze one could solve that issue by painting a few things
+ adding some contrasting wood tones.
I honestly don’t know what I ‘d do in here (yet!),
but I’d mull things over for a few months + decide, as is my way.
I would probably play off that beautiful stone fireplace
+ introduce some complementary blacks, grays + charcoal paint colors.
Since the fireplace backs up to the adjacent kitchen (love the red stove!) . . .
. . . + I think I’d paint the lower cabinets black or charcoal gray,
replace the butcher block counter tops (too much wood!)
+ figure out something more “now” to do with the uppers:
Upstairs in the addition, one can see evidence that it’s probably post + beam:
Isn’t this bathroom fantastic?
The homeowners added some gray tones with the marble,
the reclaimed wood back splash + vanity.
I love the shower in this room,
+ kudos to them for adding a darker wood tone medicine cabinet + vanity:
So that’s that!
Yes, I toyed with the idea of our traveling to the Berkshires for some fall leaf peeping,
but I fear we’ve waited too long this year.
We’re actually thinking of heading south, like maybe Tennessee,
so it’s time to see what’s for sale in Franklin!