And now that we've crossed 'fix up an old house' off the bucket list, I am ready to cross off another item: live in my own 1950's rambler.
I grew up in a rambler and after living in a story-and-a-half, I cannot wait to get back to single story living (with a functional basement). Because the higher up you are, the HOTTER it is in the summer. No more stuffy attic heat for this girl! And I'll have CLOSETS again!! And two bathrooms!!! (can you tell I am excited?)
It's is nothing special, not a sprawling ranch house or mid-century modern gem designed by some famous architectural visionary. Just your average 1957 rambler with good bones and solid construction. She still has her original front door and a wall of floor to ceiling windows in the living room. She sits on a double lot. Lots of room to run and play. Her current owners have been there for the last 20-odd years and have taken very good care of her. My only house projects will be purely aesthetic. The pics below are full of the current owner's things. I will have to decountrify and fill her up with mid-century goodness!
|classic 1950's/1960's front door|
|coved ceilings and old people furniture...AND THE WINDOWS!|
|room for my dining room table, but the buffet might have to rest in the living room|
|Can you picture it?! This furniture in the new house? My mod set has been waiting for a rambler :)|
I'm excited to make it our own. Fill it with our family and our things and lots of love & laughs. I can already picture Jack and June
Leaving our old house is bittersweet - we have made lots of memories here. But we have outgrown it. Time to move on!