We’re thinking the rage for mid-century modern has just about run its course, and something else will have to take its place. While we loved the idea of a small, vintage house in a great neighborhood full of old trees and great restaurants and independent bookstores and one-of-a-kind shops, we knew that just wouldn’t work for the lives we’re really living.
If it’s hard for you to imagine the big 70s split-level having the same kind of appeal, we get that. We’ve got two adults and a revolving door of three getting-bigger kids (with other parents who live about 60 miles apart from each other).
This one of a kind 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath custom lake front chalet boasts impressive views, private walkaway and dock!
Buying a house we can afford that works for the life we really live (as opposed to one we might dream about) seems like a different kind of cool. Maybe our community isn’t full of great stuff and interesting people. We’ve got sidewalks and streetlights and just as many big trees as any established city neighborhood. While corner lots always tend to have more space, those aren’t the only ones with some breathing room.
We’re a financially-stretched, stirred family with members who need both proximity and space.
So, yeah: We bought a big, boxy split-entry house in the suburbs.
The loft takes advantage of the views as well, overlooking the living room & dining room.
The first floor family room features theater seating, wide plank laminate floors, a wet bar with seating for all of your friends, a second master bedroom with its own custom master bathroom.