Remember when I asked where you thought we should go for our next Fantasy Open House series?
Well, you gave me tons of good ideas and some great links to try. Thank you! Now I have a long list of places to visit (virtually) in the months ahead.
Soon after I took that poll, I was told about a village near me that was hosting a walking tour of old houses. I went last weekend and had the time of my life. These homes had so much charm and history. I’ll be taking you on a tour of those houses when I get back from my trip. I think you’re gonna love ’em!
In other exciting news, I’ve been invited to attend the Indianapolis Home-a-Rama this week and cover it here on the blog. You know how I love a good Home-a-Rama!
And the timing is perfect. As I mentioned before, I’m speaking to some students at Anderson University this week about freelance writing. It’s in Anderson, Indiana, so when I’m done there it’ll be an easy drive to Indianapolis for Home-a-Rama.
All of this is to say–lucky you, you’ve got two Fantasy Open House Tours to look forward to in the weeks to come. Not to mention the others I’ve been researching thanks to all of your suggestions. I can hardly wait!
See you when I get back!
Thanks for the tour. My favorite parts are the outdoor rooms!
This house is spectacular! The butler’s pantry is larger than my kitchen –how I would love all that space! Those porches and landscaping were so lovely
Looking forward to the Home-A-Rama and the Fantasy Home Tour!
Good luck at Anderson University!
Pat in NY
Oh, I’m loving those outdoor spaces as well! Thanks for the tour. I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us next!
What a gorgeous home, I love the garden it’s just beautiful. They just don’t build houses like that here in the UK – such a shame! Have fun on your trip :))
Linda B says
Oh boy….I’m with ya on those outdoor spaces. Swoon worthy, indeed!
Congrats on your homearama and speaking engagement!! Cool Beans!
Now I’m in major lust. Thanks a lot. I hate the decor, but oh man, the bones and the outdoor spaces….Love ’em!
Your right the porch was to die for! My favorite was the kitchen.
::jaw hitting desk:::
That porch and the outdoor seating is TO DIE FOR!
Attending those home shows is so fun isn’t it? I can’t believe how much furniture is on the porch! That’s a lot of outdoor living space…
Also, I am always amazed at how many photos there are on your MLS listings. The ones I look at don’t normally have that many.
Now that I think about it, I am usually looking at ones that are way cheap and they don’t want to show too much or no one will come look at it….So nevermind 🙂
Bella Casa says
Love that porch, love that porch! And the butler’s pantry, too…and that green in their cabinets in the living room? That’s the green I want for my kitchen, although w/all of the suggestions to go lighter, it probably won’t be that dark.
CONGRATULATIONS on the freelance job for the Indiana show. Where will you be in IN? I’ve spent time in and around Kokomo, IN..yes, there really *is* a Kokomo 😉 Cannot believe the home prices in that area, so much lower than SE MI. Kind of strange layout in the town though…you can have a brand new subdivision, then a gas station in a residential area, then a park, then a slum, the more grand homes…talk about a modge-podge…but I kind of liked it that way, although I would not want to live next to the gas station or have the railroad tracks in my backyard…seriously…saw that there…
Have a wonderful trip 🙂
be the change says
It’s very nice but it looks way too big or not fully furnished at least. Just not very welcoming -just my little opinion!
Amy from Texas says
The outside is amazing. Have fun on your trip! How exciting!!
I love that white kitchen, Julia. The whole house is very pretty.
You’re getting to be such a busy blogger! Congratulations!
the butler’s pantry? ::faint::
I just love the house tours and this one is great.
I’m with you on the porches & outside spaces. I’d spend all of my time out there, although that family room is kind of nice.
Have a great trip.
So lovely. I dream of porches like that…
Laura @ the shorehouse. says
We are lucky indeed! 😉 I’m loving that white “picket” fence…so different. I think I need to file that one away.
P.S. Thought last night was Wednesday so rushed home to watch Design Star. Oy. I need to take a vacation or something.
This goes to tell just how traditional I am. I liked the interiors! They were a little sparse because the rooms are so big, but they just seem so tasteful and comfortable to me. In fact, if someone forced me to live in a mansion, this would be my pick! I love the spring green in the sitting room- very fresh and pretty. And yes, the outside spaces are amazing! Especially the porch with all the lovely wicker on it.
Slowish Food says
How fun that you’re going to AU! I went there a couple times to talk with the English majors, and it was really fun remembering being in college and having the whole world in front of me! Visit Morrison Hall for me, okay? I was always on a crazy-tight schedule.
It’s pathetic that I have to read about the Indy Home-a-rama in your blog rather than, you know, being aware that it’s here in town. 🙂 Maybe I’ll try to hit it. If I don’t, I’ll look forward to your posts about it!
Kathy :) says
I have to jump on board with everyone else love the pantry and THOSE outdoor spaces are to die for. I really like the fencing too !!!
Thanks Julia, this was a treat 🙂
my heart just about stopped when i saw that butlers pantry!!!
and the fireplaces!!
Holy Macaroni – that house is PHENOMINAL!!!
Do the seller’s own hotels? It all looks like hospitality industry decoration. Thank goodness the house isn’t being sold furnished, because it is a future treasure.
Always love a good house tour! You seem to find the most wonderful homes, I love it!
Jenny from Mommin' It Up! says
I love old houses! Thinking on taking a tour of a historic district near me this weekend. You have inspired me to try and do it!
courtney @ nesting instincts says
beautiful pics. That butler’s pantry puts my whole kitchen to shame! love the landscaping too. congrats on going to the Homearama and good luck at Anderson. (I used to go to a Church of God and I know it’s like mecca for COG folks, so even though I haven’t been there, I feel like I know it. 🙂 )
That’s right, Courtney! You get bonus points for knowing that. I usually get blank stares when I tell people I went to Anderson University. They’ve never heard of it. I loved it there and keep hoping someday Lily will want to go there, too. -Julia 🙂
mu oh my – how divine … when would it have been built Julia – and what style do you call that in America … think I have to move – best le
Joni Webb says
My favorite part is the yard – how gorgeous it is!!!!
The Roost says
Thanks for the tour it was beautiful. I live in a 75 year old house & I love it!
What an awesome porch – I love it! Congratulations on all the stuff you’re getting to do – how fun to get to write about something you love! 🙂
The outdoor living space on this house is fantastic, and it is very nicely decorated. I would use more color, but it is probably staged for a good sale. I’m afraid to look at the price.
And hooray for Home-A-Rama!
Loved the house tour….such a beautiful house! Congratulations on the Homearama too!
Loving the outdoor rooms, and looking forward to the Home a Rama! Congratulations on being invited to do so many cool things related to your blog!
ok, so I want this house! 🙂 Like…REALLY bad!! hehe
You are right, the house is lovely, but it is the outside spaces that are to die for gorgeous. The colors and the plant choices, sublime!
Ramona Owen says
Congratulations on your invitations…you rock. I love the way the sun is streaming into the breakfast nook…and, like everyone else, I love the butler’s pantry…I would put a chair in there and stay all day and then some.
Thank you for the tour.
Smiles ~ Ramona
I really want this house. It’s perfect for me. It’s gorgeous.
Amazing house! I’m an AU student all I’ll be hearing you speak in about an hour. Thanks for taking time out of your day to come speak to us.
Karla & Karrie says
Are you sure that this is not a hotel? Those porches and gardens are crazy big and wonderful!!
Can’t wait to see whats next….
Karla & Karrie
~sigh~ i am such a sucker for a butler’s pantry.
Okay, that is SO my dream house! Although it is priced just a bit over my budget…
Thanks for sharing it with us.
The outdoor space is awesome. Oh if money was never a problem… Beautiful. It got a little busy inside with a lot of paterns but some of the furniture was pretty.
Hi Julia, thanks for showing us this beautiful home, I wonder how old it is, it doesn’t say in the listing. My favorite part was also the outside too, looks like the front yard faces north with all those hosta plants along the sidewalk.
Kimba @ A Soft Place to Land says
Oh my goodness! That porch is too fabulous! It puts other porches to shame.
Can’t wait for your next house tour.
Thank you Julia… this really made up for the last post. GORGEOUS! 🙂
The outdoor spaces are perfection personified! : )
This is a gorgeous home!
I the outside but I don’t care for the inside decor..IDK maybe it’s just me.
This is a beautiful house! I am currently working on designing a home for my family, and was wondering if you have any more information on this house. I clicked on the MLS listing link, and it didn’t work. Maybe the house has been sold?:( Do you have an address? Thanks for your help. I love your site!!
Sorry, it must’ve sold already. It’s in Terrace Park, Ohio, but I don’t remember the address, I’m afraid. -Julia
Getting ready to build a new home in WV and we want the exterior to look like this! Thanks for sharing!