Saturday, February 14, 2009

Can I Show You That in a 9?

No porch, but it is on a lovely tree lined street that's walking distance from the zoo.

Have you ever suffered disappointment at the shoe store when you want a particular shoe in your size, and they're all out? I hate that. What I hate more is when the salesperson comes back with the shoe you want in a size smaller than you wear, and asks if that will do. Now if I ask for a size 10 shoe, what makes them think a 9 will fit? I'm beginning to think house hunting is going to mirror my experiences shoe shopping.


The living room-look at that doorwall-and the French doors.

Being a very fickle woman, I've changed my mind about the house I showed you yesterday. Not having seen it in person, I came to the conclusion that 17,000 cars a day was 1 car too many passing by my house. Actually, it was the Google map that done it in-the house was sandwiched between two businesses. I called a real estate agent to cut to the chase for me, and I told the guy that I needed central air and a charming old house. He sent me everything in the book and they all looked awful. I bet he had a previous job selling ill fitting shoes. Really, I don't know what his idea of charming may be, but it certainly didn't match mine.

The knitting room. I picture the shelves lined with yarn baskets and knitting books, and the window sill will be filled with orchids.

So I called another agent (it's not like they're busy in Detroit), and this one, a woman, sent me multiple listings that all seem charming, and exactly what I told her I was looking for. Imagine that. Even the Google images look pretty good. These are pictures of the one I'll go see Saturday afternoon. I'm smitten, so I hope it fits. Maybe I should take my rose colored glasses.

15 comments:

Miss 376 said...

I love looking at houses and picturing what I'll do with them. hope you find something you like today

Winifred said...

Oh I'd live there!

What an amazing house. Love that mirror over the mantlepiece!

Is it far from your current home? I hope it's a great and successful househunting day for you and you fall in love with a new home. After all it's the 14th.

flydragon said...

I see you and I have the same taste when it comes to houses. Love that "knitting room". All that space for your stash!!
Also love the arch, fireplace, all the windows, walking to the zoo in shoes that fit....

Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Rudee,

Oh, househunting should be great fun. Haven't done that in years. Charming looking house you have pictured. I picture a charming looking place here as well, when we're all done with the clean-up. Right now, everything is still a mess! I hate that.

Thanks so much for visiting and your nice comment. Happy Valentine's Day! Happy weekend!

Renie

Brenda said...

That would work for me! Happy house hunting!

debra said...

The floors and architectural details are wonderful. Looking forward to the report!

Rudee said...

Miss, I hope we find something too.

Winifred, it's about 10 miles from where I live now and close enough to keep an eye on Rachel.

Flydragon, Even though the Detroit Zoo is just a shadow of its former self, I think I'd renew my membership to walk there frequently.

Renie, I'm glad you're recovering from the ice. Thanks for dropping by.

Brenda-it has stairs, but I have a ranch now that seems like a double wide sometimes. Too much wide open space. I think these cozy interiors will suit where I'm at now.

Debra-isn't it lovely?

Rositta said...

That's one amazing looking house. I could picture myself in that room knitting away. I sold real estate for 25 years and one of the very first things I learned is, listen to the client...worked for me and them...ciao

Rudee said...

Rositta, I think there is room enough for 2 to knit if you visit. Just stay out of my stash! We have a 4PM appt. I have to remember to take my camera.

You were good at selling homes because you're sensitive. You're probably a good listener too.

laurie said...

i love that house! it's a very Saint Paul kind of house. you can always add a porch later. or maybe it has a backporch!

it's beautiful and the colors are soothing.

laurie said...

waitign....waiting...waiting....

distracted by shiny objects said...

I agree! Love this home. And porches are easily add-able. Looks muck like the house across the street and they built on a front deck. Keeping my fingers crossed for you...

Betty Flocken said...

I love all of these houses! Hardwood floors!!!!

J'Ollie Primitives said...

Smitten. What a lovely and appropriate word for this house.

Sandy said...

I LOVE this house, both inside and out. I could see myself doing my art in that one room.