When I first spotted our new home on the market, I felt a heady mix of excitement and anxiety. I wondered Could this be the house we'd been searching for? Could this be our forever dream house?
Certainly not in the state it is in at present....but that only added to the dream factor. I'd always vowed that if we ever moved then I didn't want to take on someone else's taste that you effectively pay for in the asking price.
No, I wanted to have the freedom to put our own Modern Country Style stamp on the property, and the new house looked like it had a LOT of potential in that area.
I know this will sound silly to many of you but one of my initial concerns was that the house wasn't Edwardian. You see, my parents have lived in an Edwardian home forever and ever, and you know how much I loved our old Edwardian home.
And then I found myself flicking through various images I've saved over the yea of houses I love and I marvelling that the siren call of the Georgian House has been luring me in all this time!
Many, many of those photos (and I've included some of the best throughout this post) were indeed of Georgian gems. I realised that I've always loved the high ceilings the doors, the windows....
the symmetry and the elegance of that era.
Yes, I'm officially hooked!