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Monday, May 21

The house not chosen

. . . . . yet.   

Although Mr. Cobblestone and I have placed an offer on another house in Maine, in real estate you’re never really sure it’s a done deal until , well, until it’s a done deal.  But today I want to share with you the house that has been occupying our thoughts for the past week or so.  

It is a grand 2500 sq ft federal style home built in 1885. 

Isn’t it lovely?  Well, maybe not all of it, not yet.  But can’t you just see its potential?  There is a big part of me that would love nothing more than to have my hand at this property.  Ooooo just think of celebrating the holidays here!!!  

But there are other parts of me that are scared to death of even starting the process.  One such part is my nose.  The house comes with a . . . hmmmm . . . let’s call it the George Washington slept here odor (yes, I know I’m about 100 years off, but you know what I mean .)  

Now I’m not saying that dear ol’ George was not a regular bather (though was anyone in those days?) or that he suffered from extreme flatulence, but there is a certain smell to things of that era, and  this house definitely has a unique aroma.   

Another unusual aspect to it are the closets which, although I did not test this, I doubt whether a modern day hangar would even fit in them!   And let’s not forget the blue tarps on the basement walls.  (I think it was this house that had the tarps, but honestly I’ve seen so many houses in the past week or so that I am really not sure.)

Despite all the things I’ve mentioned, and a few I’m sure I’ve forgotten, this house is still appealing to me.  We’ll just have to wait and see how things shake out in our venture into Maine real estate. 
For now it remains the house not chosen, 
but certainly NOT the house not loved.


  1. What a beautiful house! It has so much character! I'm not suprised it has been occupying your thoughts. Good luck with whatever you choose!

    1. Thanks, Hillary. Sigh . . . we went to see this house again this morning. My heart is pulled in two directions. Stay tuned! ;)

  2. I can imagine how this house would look after you got your hands on it. It really does have so much potential. There are areas such as the stairway and the bay window that I'd love to have in my house. As for the odor?? Do all old homes have an old smell to them I wonder?
    Good luck with the house hunting. I'm sure you'll find the one perfect for you. Hugs

    1. I think the problem is that we found TWO perfect houses for us. lol Wish I knew what outcome to hope for!

  3. This must be a very exciting time looking at these beautiful New England homes. This one is lovely, and yes I can just imagine it's potential. I can't wait to see how it all turns out for you. I hope you are all in and settled by the autumn. I look forward to some glorious fall pictures.

    1. Thanks, Joanne. I'll be sure to take lots of Fall pics for my blog. I already have some lovely shots of the water and harbors I need to share. Aside from the house hunting process, we are indeed enjoying every minute. It was a good decision to follow our hearts and come to Maine. :D


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