I was a very busy girl looking for Craftsman-style houses yesterday. I found a few, but they're not the kind of decor and "over the top" craftsman I think Sister Bunch-O'-Honey and Michelle are wanting.
But I found this little beauty. Oh- and ThirkleGirl will hate it.
But I want it.
Like, NOW .
And Zuddy? I have NO IDEA what the garage looks like. I know if it were up to you? You'd gut the house and turn it into a garage anyway. So for your viewing pleasure? Just imagaine every house you see as a fabulous garage.
So - here it is. A 3 bedroom, 2 bath house built in 1916 with 2,897 square feet of living space. In a fabulous neighborhood in Minneapolis (Near Jilly's house) for $514,900.
I just love the outside of this one. All bugalow-y cute. Cozy. Yum.
This storm door makes me want to weep tears of joy...and then it makes me want to see more it. The living room.
The dining room.
This is a dresser in one of the bedrooms! The bedrooms were nothing special, so I didn't save those pictures.
The rear of the place.
It has a 2 car garage (Zuddy). Awwww, Zud. You know what? If I were the wife I should be - the wife I should strive to be - I would've saved the picture of the house in Saint Paul with the 2 gargages. That's right. One house, TWO 2-plus car garages! On a city lot! They were facing each other with a driveway between them. You know what Zuddy would've called them? "Dueling Garages".
For those of you who don't live around here, this is very rare. City lots are very small and there are a lot of 1 car garages.
Okay, so now you're going to need to indulge me. Mary Jane and I were talking about our newest passion yesterday - miniatures. MJ found a local miniature shop online and I went there the other day. They're going to help me wire my house for electricity. I told MJ they have classes for people on how to make stuff and how to wallpaper your house, etc.
Then? She told me about how this hobby is just thisside of "crazy cat lady"status. Let me illustrate:
Normal__________________M&MJ___________Crazy Cat Lady
In this illustration, notice I didn't put us directly to the left of the Crazy Cat Lady.
That's because we haven't actually taken any classes yet.
And I have only visited this store and haven't actually bought anything.
But I've been stalking miniature artists. And so this doesn't make me normal anymore. Because look at what I aspire to create/own:
And because I'm all about honesty and self disclosure: I told MJ I want to have an artist make me a slipcovered sofa for Gracie's dollhouse (It's mine.).
Because everything in mini-world is too formal.
And I'm a very casual person.
And also very normal.