But, I do, I just love this place. I am NOT a fussy woman. I really do not like alot of "cluttered" decor. I don't need a big huge home, my heart belongs to cottage style. Coastal cottage. And this is it!
Come on in, I will give you a tour....
Don't you love the look of that sidewalk? It's as if it has been around for a century.
As does the home....but it's brand new. It's classic bungalow design, with all modern conveniences.
I can see myself drinking a cold frosty glass of sweet tea or lemonade on the front porch. I imagine that I am getting lost in a good Hemingway book. Would you prefer a glass?
Don't you love the natural landscaping? Little upkeep. That's Big Daddy's dream. He is not a yard man. There are some beautiful palms in the lot, as well as some magnolia that you can smell from the front porch. There are also a couple pecan trees. Perfect for harvesting pecans for a slice of pie.
It's as if the home was just plopped down into the greenery. Like in the Wizard of Oz. But, no fear, there is no hidden witch here.
It's all good.
But you know, with my sense of humor, that I AM going to add this little doorstop to the base of the house.
I love a bit of whimsy. And reason to laugh.
Can't you see it there, tucked behind the low shrubs?LOL!
Come on inside......watch your step.
Here is the entry. It looks into the living room. I love the bungalow archway and pillars! Classic.
Check out the Chicago brick fireplace, to warm a fall evening when the wind might whip off of the water.
The windows let in alot of natural light.
Across from the living room is the formal dining room. I'll be serving freshly grilled blackened snapper here to our dinner guest. It's really fresh. I just pulled it in this morning, while Big Daddy slept in.
Simple elegance. No fru-fru. All Leigh.
Here is the fabulous kitchen...
Great use of counter space! And I love the pot rack that is easily accessible to fry up some corn fritters and hushpuppies.
Don't you love the tumbled tile back splash?
I haven't decided if I want to keep the natural oak cabinetry or go for something that is painted a ivory or black and aged as if it's been here forever.
LOL! I sound as if I am moving in tomorrow.
The back splash behind the stove is beautiful too.
There are three bedrooms in this home. Hardwoods throughout. Vaulted ceilings.
Take a look at the beautiful bathroom with it's intricate stonework:
Stone detail as a "chair rail" style border, as well at the base around the shower.
And a girls dream of a walk in closet. Big Daddy....all you need are a pair of board shorts. No sharing this space. Sorry.
Ahhh. Isn't that sweet?
What? Are you hyperventilating?
The back porch space is covered but open. Again, more use of the stone in the walkways.
I puffy heart the transom windows. I actually convinced my parents to install these in their own home. It was a great idea. The transom's really let the light in.
Here is the pool area.
I will be serving my signature strawberry mojito's by the pool daily at happy hour.
That's five 'o'clock somewhere.
Behind the green privacy fence is a storage space-or "pout house" for Big Daddy where he can store his tools. Or go and "out" when he gets in the dog house. Every man needs a pout house.
This home is just a block from the bay in Fairhope. It's a hop, skip and jump. And come Jubilee, it will take me no time to run from the house with my net and cooler to scoop up another day's bounty. If you haven't seen this natural phenomenon, it really is something that will leave you in wonder. And thinking up some great seafood recipes....all at the same time.
Y'all come for supper, won't you?
Ummm, hmm.....just another fourteen years and counting....