Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The house that dreams are made of

I grew up in a small town in western Illinois where home prices were affordable, people were kind and public school education was excellent. After an extended visit home this summer and driving past the house oh, twenty times in ten days (plus roughly 100 times in my 18 years living there) I decided to call the owner to see if I could have just a peek inside.

I've dreamt about what it might look like inside. I've painted the entry way and baked crossiants in the kitchen. I've had guests over for dinner, summer parties and my husbands barber shop all in place. And after just one quick phone call it was settled. I was finally going to be able to meet this gorgeous home.

So, I share with you as much as I could fit into my viewfinder. Grab some sort of midwestern snack and enjoy this [my] beautiful home.


























When a 900 sq ft home goes up for sale in our Denver neighborhood at 200k+ I sigh and think of this beauty on the Rock River and feel lucky that I had the opportunity to experience it.

13 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, it's amazing! No photos of the kitchen? How much is he selling it for?

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  2. AHHH!!! It looks like an Anthropologie ad. I'm DYING! SO AWESOME!

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  3. (oh, not sure why it says pink pantry cake co. I guess from when I made cakes... but it's me, Stacy gall)

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  4. Hayley- I do have photos of the kitchen.. I'll send you a few. Its not as exciting as I would have wished! But still pretty cool..
    Stacy- I read the first comment and totally thought "that sounds like stacy!!" I agree.. Anthropologie could save some bucks by doing their next shoot in a little home in Illinois!

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  5. That is one AWESOME house! I would love to see pictures of the kitchen too! I can see all the potential in that house. Cleaning it is another story... :-) Thanks for sharing that post!

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  6. oh my god ashley!! that forest wallpaper almost made me cry!!! could it be any more perfect???!!!!

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  7. oh, yes, it could be more perfect...i commented on the forest wallpaper before i looked at the rest of the pics....but the PORCH!!! GAH!!!!!!!!! i'm dead over here. it's just too good!!!!

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  8. allison!!! communal living!? you guys up for it? =)

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  9. and YES!! totally up for it! we'll grow a garden of carrots and sweet corn and cucumbers lined w/geraniums! watch out sterling, il...we're movin' to the big house!

    i can't wait to sit in the forest room.

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  10. Where is this house?!?! How beautiful!

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  11. This house is in Sterling, IL. It sits right at the bend of the Rock River.

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  12. I just did a market analysis on this for the current owner and was amazed at how original all the details were. Veroica is my assistant and told me you posted on it. Built in 1875 and may be for sale soon!

    Ed Cox

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