Monday, October 10, 2011

If I Ever Win the Lottery . . .

. . . there are plenty of things I would do, but for the purposes of this fantasy, I'll just stick with the "buy a white farmhouse dream." Specifically, this white farmhouse.
Rolling River Farm. It's currently on the market for a mere $6.25 million. Built in 1811, the farm has 23 acres and the house has over 10,000 square feet. The best part, it's 10 minutes from my current home so I could hit the same grocery store. Very important.
Isn't it pretty? Ever since my daughter started riding last year, I think how cool it would be to have horses. A lot of work, but this is a fantasy, remember? I would have help. Stable boys. Speaking of which, check out the barn/stables.
Oh, and for my son there's a basketball court above the barn. He's expressed an interest in playing (he's only 6 so he's never actually been on a basketball team), and he's tall for his age, so this will be perfect for him.
And back to the house, here are some interior shots . . . 
While it looks perfectly lovely and has great bones, since this is a fantasy, here are some inspiration pics for how I would transform it.
Source: via Kathy on Pinterest

Love this rustic paneling with the more modern sofa, brass lamp and, of course, a fiddle-leaf fig. The perfect family room.
Love the hit of green in the otherwise neutral salon. Like that? Salon? Yes, I would have one of those.

A dramatic, but welcoming great room.

Source: via Kathy on Pinterest

A lovely light-filled dining/gathering spot.

Oh, and of course, I would have to have a warm and cozy library with some saturated tones to offset the lightness in the rest of the house.

Okay, now back to reality. I've got to pay some bills, do the dishes, and oh yeah, go buy a lottery ticket (gotta be in it to win it). Sigh. Hope you have a Happy Monday. What would your lottery dream house look like?

Sources: RealTracs, Pinterest


nelya said...

It looks like you will have plenty of room for guests. ;0)

Allison Egan said...

So beautiful! I love the cozy feel of an old farmhouse too!!! That rock wall and open pastures are just amazing. Lovely material for daydreaming!

xo Allison
Spicer + Bank

Melissa Crochet said...

Can't wait to come over...I'm on my way!

Ashley said...

Just like Nelya, I'm calling dibs on one of the guest rooms. Fingers crossed your the next Powerball winner, Kathy.

Unknown said...

Oh my! That farm is AMAZING. This place would be my DREAM HOME.

The best of both worlds. Horses and the ocean.

Unknown said...

We can dream right??? Great pick!

The enchanted home said...

How gorgeous and definitely a dream, if I lived there I would never ever want to leave!

ModFruGal said...

And so convenient to me for visiting!!

Emily | Recently said...

Could I come visit so we could have tea and crumpets in your salon? :) What a gorgeous home. I love everything, but especially the beams and the kitchen. Oh and, I'm planning on buying the brass bowl and porcelain fact, I'm going to do it now before I forget!

Leanne and Jamie said...

I love all your ideas!