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Thursday, February 6, 2014







It looks as though the snow is coming, maybe with two snow storms over the nest few days bringing 5 inches of snow each. Though, we will see. That's a lot of snow for Portland and the threat of snow can often prove to be false. But it is cold. In my neighborhood, which is near enough to the Columbia River that we get pretty severe wind gusts, including the wind chill factor, it's definitely in the single digits. So when I saw this warm and inviting rejuvenated 1820's farmhouse, with it's floating deck, dusting of snow around it and it's icy lake, the giant wall of windows, huge kitchen, wood-burning pizza oven and two (!) fireplaces, it made my icy-for-winter heart melt a little bit. I could definitely picture myself "toughing" out a snow storm or two in this gorgeously updated farmhouse. And I am not one for baths (my finding is, you either are or are not - i am a not.), but I think I would absolutely have to take a bath in that gorgeous rustic bathtub. And, really, I could go on - about the ceilings, the beams and the wide-plank perfectly worn in wood floors, all the lovely modern touches mixed with the preservation of the old.  I just think that there is just something so magical about this house.  

Images Via Photographers: Mark MahaneyTommaso Fond Michael Bloom

13 comments:

  1. My oh my, Christine, a house by the lake has always been my dream. It looks so serene here. And that bedroom has the right amount of rustic elegance a house like this one calls for.

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    1. i absolutely agree, that bedroom is just gorgeous.

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  2. oh, wow, this house is stunning. I could live without the snow, of course, but it sure make the photos even more spectacular. don't freeze to death over there. here, it's rainy and windy. eventually, I'll get blown off the island xo

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    1. well, if there is going to be snow, i'd love to have it around a house with so many fireplaces! and i am thinking this makes a pretty amazing summer house. that lake right off the patio?! xo

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  3. Whoa-za! Stay warm. My sister's been sharing pictures of the frost on the ground in Portland and it does look chilly (maybe even too chilly for the nudist bikers).

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    1. well i am sure you have heard all about it from your sister, but, yes, we got some snow and some seriously cold and blustery winds! haha, i am thinking we won't be seeing any nudist bikers this weekend ;)

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  4. Okay. Stop now. Don't post another house, because this is my dream. I'm going to do things in this order. A) Go back and read the words you actually wrote so I can comment on them and B) send the link to Neel so he can see this house and C) start looking for property. (D) convince Neel to start looking for property has to fall in there somewhere.)

    Okay. Deep Breath. Oh! I'm hoping for snow for you. I know you said you don't love the cold, but the anticipation of snow is so exciting! I'm hoping it's just what you need it to be and not paralyzing. Plus, the west coast is so drought-y. We all need you guys to get wet. Our forecast has a glimmer of hope for snow. One that has rain like five days out and the weather guy says, "We'll have to watch this." But I'm totally hanging my hat on it because that's what he said last time and look what happened!

    GTG, BRB.

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    1. i know. this house is kind of perfect. i think i might change out the table, but seriously i could have a plastic outdoor table and be happy there, no table at all. i just love the bedrooms and original elements too. heavenly.

      i am going to have you hope some more things for me because it certainly worked with the snow! xo

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  5. There IS something magical about this house, like it's straight out of a storybook, and if you stand too close to the edge of that balcony the whole house might tip straight into the lake. As for snow, well, we got three inches on Tuesday and though they've downgraded the mega storm we were supposed to get this weekend (they were originally saying 12-18 inches!) I'm still holding out hope ;) Stay warm!! xo

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    1. yeah, i think i could get lost in daydream in and around that house. i just love that wall of windows right up on the lake. so far we definitely got snow and there is more on the way. so cold though we've been watching it from the windows :) xo

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  6. Yay! Snow! I made it to Costco and back this morning and now I feel fully prepared for the Portland Blizzard. :) The house is lovely and the pizza oven- a total necessity. Stay warm!

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    1. yay, i made it fred meyers . . . just in case. so glad i did! so. much. snow!

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