I just love spring – it means summer is coming!
But what a great time of year to clean out the cobwebs and power-spray the dust from the old windows!
Tiny green buds are sprouting out on the trees and spewing hellish pollen into the otherwise sweet spring air…
I just put some red cedar mulch down in the flower beds and started watering the parched lawn so things are perking up a little around Ye Olde Money Pit.
Of course that also means it is time to get out the pretty spring decorative junk!
Look at this cute diminuative faux-birdhouse that I found a spot for right on the front gate:
This beauty by the beach is located in Del Mar, California. It’s one of those places on my short list when I win the lottery.
Currently on the market for $2,290,000, this 2400 square foot home has 3 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms.
New expansive ocean view deck off the upstairs living area (kitchen,family and dining rooms) which capture panoramic ocean views, all of the full bathrooms are brand new, and the backyard was newly landscaped with new sod, flowers, shrubs, and outdoor shower.
The exposed wood ceiling beams (below) are wonderful – they just point the eye right to the Pacific!
I first saw this barn conversion on inhabitat.com. It is actually several old farm buildings in Buckinghamshire in the UK that have been rehabilitated into a large family home.
The architectural firm that tackled this project was Simon Conder Associates of London, England. According to their website, there are three stone barn buildings that create a triangular courtyard.
This enchanting historic home in Gloucester, Virginia dates to around 1720. It is located along the North River.
It is currently listed for sale at $ 2,400,000.
I really shouldn’t be looking at such opulent real estate, but I just can’t help myself when I come across a historic beauty like this…
The home is exquisitely decorated with period antiques…
Las Cruces, New Mexico is located in the expansive Mesilla Valley of southern New Mexico. The city is like an oasis in an otherwise arid landscape with palm trees and pecan orchards. Most of the architecture is typical of the desert southwest – adobe, Santa Fe style, Spanish style or modern neutral new construction.
So this gem of a house stood out to me when I was recently checking the Las Cruces listings:
I’ve stayed in Las Cruces before and absolutely loved it. We’ve considered it as a place to relocate, but decided it was just too far from a major airport. (But that doesn’t mean I don’t still peruse the local real estate!)
I am SMITTEN with this colorful craftsman:
Currently listed for $290,000, this cute cottage has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in 2303 square feet.