This post should read....
Mr. and Mrs. H. in Search of Their Dream House
Every now and again, Mr. H and I bring up the topic of where we want to settle once we
step off Expat Express. It usually happens on a long walk, a Sunday afternoon drive or
with feet up in our sitting room. Peace prevails and we let our thoughts carry us off into the future.
Today, we drew up a list of the first thoughts that came to mind and here is what we have:
Mr. H. would like....
Water views and to be situated within 100 metres of the water (ocean or lake),
wood burning fire places, lots of windows, french doors, 12ft high windows, lots of
natural light, privacy ( can't see or hear the neighbours), a long driveway entrance to the house,
the house should not be visible to a main road, he would like forest and fields around the house,
situated in a country with four seasons (snow in winter) and it should be
under a flyway of geese and ducks. Yup, that's what he said!
Mrs H. would like...
A spot to hang my hat, a comfortable home, lots of light, natural surroundings, a garden,
a studio, house to easily sleep 6-8 guests, large windows throughout the house letting the
outside in, preferably has water views, has woods to ramble in, is walking distance to a village,
a train ride into a major city and not to far from an international airport. I guess we were
both thinking flight patterns except he is looking up and I am looking down.
Now, add Lisa to this equation and things start to happen.
Lisa follows and comments on a few of my blogs which is very kind of her.
We have been writing back and forth, sharing interests, stories and having a few laughs
along the way. With each letter she gives me something that I might like. She has put me
onto other blogs she thinks I might enjoy and she is always spot on. Lisa does not have a blog
and I think she should but that is another matter.
Last night she left me with this...
Not long ago, a woman walked in to our office and asked us to take a look at a home
she wanted to sell in Marshfield, Vermont. The small town of Marshfield is full of creative souls.
I will travel for interesting people, antiques, a great story. I fell in love with her house and
gardens and refer to the property as "Lark's Nest".
She then gave me a 'visual treat for the day', a link and what a treat it is!
When I opened the link, I sighed...a dream house...the beginning of my search.
I am thinking that other readers might be in a similar position and might even be looking
in earnest. If you happen to be thinking of Vermont this might be the one for you....or me :)
Here is what I love about this house...
The windows, the wood shingled roof, siding and the leafy setting.
I can hear peace, I can smell the wood and I so desperately want to
park myself on an Adirondack chair to take it all in.
There's my chair ..my Adirondack chair,
waiting for me and a cup of coffee. I could
happily wander these gardens in the wee hours of
the morning...reflecting on the passage of time.
Can you hear the crickets, the snap of branches underfoot
as you carry cocktails into this lovely screened in porch?
The entrance is perfect for hot summer afternoons
and cold muddy winter days. I have just the oriental
in mind for those in between days.
Wood fireplace, lots of light, wonderful hanging lights
and better still that table by the window. A perfect spot for a laptop:)
I can almost imagine Cary Grant and Myrna Loy lounging in this room.
Everywhere you turn the outside is coming in.
You can appreciate it at every turn.
I imagine whipping up something delicious would
be very easy in this kitchen.
This room is perfect!
I am beginning to wonder about the person who designed
and decorated the house. An artist, a gardener, a writer,
a baker, an candlestick maker ? Did I leave out anything?
I see candles lit along the windowsill at night and I hear
classical music by morning light.
A bath to love!
There you have it...a dream house in Marshfield, Vermont,
with a community to love and support.
It looks like a dream come true to me :)
How about you?
Video created for Kellogs Plant a Seed Promotion
I created this post because I fell in love with this house and I thought
you might enjoy it too. I have not been asked to promote it, in fact,
I asked if I could. I can sense that this is the beginning of something for
Mr. H and I. It's a nice feeling and better yet, dreaming is free!
If you would like to learn more about this house,
please feel free to contact Lisa
You can read more about the house here:
To get you in the mood....
A great movie!
Do you have an idea or location for a dream house?
Top image via This Old House and bottom