Saturday, November 22, 2008

Home On The Range

I enjoy home tours that some of you feature on your blogs from time to time. There was a time in my life - during my college days - when one of my favorite free weekend activities was tours of model homes that were open to the public. I'm sure one of the reasons I enjoyed it so much was that my friends and I were never given a sales pitch, never pressured to buy, had no problems with the realtors trying to talk us into giving them our business. It was obvious that we were poor college students who just wanted to see the beautiful homes and dream a bit of days at a different time of life. I seldom go on actual home tours anymore but I do enjoy a good virtual tour!

Twice a week as I drive toward a care center where I serve as chaplain I pass an interesting entrance to a property that is now for sale. I've always wondered what was down the lane and behind the trees but never had the courage to drive there to see.The other day as I was heading home I noticed something new - a huge banner with the website for this property. Not to be one to miss an opportunity like that I came home and checked it out. I was NOT prepared for what I saw! I sat here saying, 'Oh, my goodness! I can't believe this!' Let me share what is down that lane and behind those trees. Just a tiny, little home on the range. If I forced myself, I could probably be happy to live there!
Through the front doors you step into an open entry.To your right you see the formal dining room - just a small place to entertain a few friends.Can you imagine what fun you could have here?And ahead is the Great Room.

And what a great room it is!

Stepping into the room gives you a better idea. . .

Of the spacious beauty here. It's gorgeous!

And we'll peek into the main floor hall bathroom. . .Before we go to the kitchen. . .
Where there's lots of space. . .And a nice eating area.And don't forget the laundry room. Somebody had the right idea when they planned this room.
Let's go into the Master Bedroom.Where there's plenty of room to relax.Wait till you see the Master Bathroom.Oh, can you imagine lounging in this tub. . . with this view?That's only the first two floors. You haven't seen the third floor Bonus Room yet. My grandkids would think they'd climbed the stairway to Heaven!
Let's go outside and see what's out there. There's the guest house.The shop. . .And the horse barn and covered riding arena. Of course there is the big fountain area not far from the house.

One more look at this 'home on the range' before we go.If you would like to see more pictures of this ranch or know more about it you can check it out here. Don't miss the wonderful video tour. It's one of the best I've seen.


  1. Wow, what a beautiful house! I can't believe the size of the laundry room. You could do cartwheels in there. :-)

  2. Oh my goodness, I could so get comfortable living here in this house. Unbelievable!!



  3. Oh, my, my my! I forget some people can live like that! Isn't it gorgeous! How would you like to cook Thanksgiving in that kitchen, and have guests stay in the guest house without feeling cramped! Oh well, we always have a wonderful time!

    Thanks for the tour.


  4. Hi, Adirenne. Oh, my goodness!! This is a gorgeous home or should I say estate? I'm drooling, I'm not coveting, I'm not!! I have to admit - I'm a lookieloo today. I still love to tour open homes anywhere we go!! Thanks for sharing and have a beautiful Sunday.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  5. I am about speechless! WOW! I do believe that this is one of the most beautiful homes I've ever seen!!!!! WOW! Thanks for the tour!

  6. SOLD! Just as soon as I win the you win the lottery if you don't buy tickets? Maybe not then. But it is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. I love looking at houses:>)


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