I dreamt last night that I was back in the giant late Victorian era farmhouse where I lived for 10 years. The house was beautiful, spacious, had many of its original architectural details, including cast iron fireplace surrounds, original hearth tiles, beautiful over-mantels with original beveled mirrors, solid wood doors, plaster walls...it was magnificent.
It was also falling apart, and hadn't been updated since it was new - so, no central heat/air, no insulation, original (or at best, very very VERY old) wiring and plumbing...in other words, it was also a mess. A magnificent mess.
|This isn't the Glendale house, but it could be...|
I was specifically working on 3 different sitting rooms, and thinking to myself "We don't need 3 sitting rooms, this is ridiculous. But we have all these empty rooms - so I may as well have fun with them!"
Still, the best and most important thing about any place we would call "home" is those with whom we share it...
There is a magic in that little world, home;
it is a mystic circle that surrounds comforts and virtues
never known beyond its hallowed limits.
~ Robert Southey
Sigh...the photos make my heart sing! Thank you...
It must have been soooo difficult to leave that house....it's just wonderful...and that rent...wow! The sitting room pics are very beautiful...all warm and welcoming...thank you...
Did someone drag you out of that house?- sounds like a dreamhouse to me and probably for most of your readers too!
But of course, any house or castle is only a shelter for us and our loved ones when it comes down to that.
I so enjoyed your 1. image, bohemian style can I never get tired of looking at!
Hugs to you....Helle
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