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Monday, September 3, 2012

Houses Are Like Relationships, "My First Love" House


"My First Love" House.
This is the house that all subsequent houses will be compared to.
I finally pulled into the driveway of this house in my hometown 30 years after first proclaiming my love! I was so nervous that I only snapped a few pictures before bolting back to the safety of my minivan.
Maybe I didn't want to look too closely. If I saw peeling paint, overgrown grass, or God forbid, a yard gnome, it might burst the bubble. My fantasy of the "perfect" house would be over.
I will leave this old love where it belongs....in a blurry picture where it still looks perfect.

Link Par-taay at:
http://romantichome.blogspot.com/
http://somedaycrafts.blogspot.com/
http://savvysouthernstyle.blogspot.com/




13 comments:

  1. Oh, I think we all have a first house love...mine is a majestic, unattainable Tudor in Ohio. Your first love is gorgeous!!!

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    1. Oh, I love a Tudor! Were you ever inside?
      Thanks, Devine One!

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  2. So beautiful! My first love was a block away from my brother's first home. When I would take my nephew for walks in his stroller, I would make sure to work the house into our route (ten or 12 times). It looked like it should be perched on the beach in the Hamptons. It was GORGEOUS. I miss him...

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    1. Walking the kiddos always gives me an excuse to stalk my neighborhood homes! Thanks, Erin! You miss who?

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  3. That's a beauty of a first love! My first love is the house my parents had when I was five. We had to leave it when I was six, because my dad had passed away and Mom couldn't afford to keep it. She was talked in to moving nearer my aunt and uncle in STL. County so they could help raise us four kids. The new(er) house was a tract home near the airport, and we lived under the flight path...awful! I go on mapquest and visit my old home, take a stroll down the street and around the old neighborhood, which looks as though it has retained its same charm and not gone downhill like alot of places. Wish I could build a house just like it where I am now.

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    1. That is heartbreaking, Marianne! Have you visited the house in person?
      My mister is from STL- was your house there?

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    2. Thanks. No, haven't visited the house in person. And yes, it's STL, near Maplewood kinda. We now live in Wentzville, about 40 mins. away. Where was mister's locale?

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    3. He grew up in Clayton on the seminary.

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    4. I used to live right near the seminary in Clayton. I just found this blog. This is my first trip! I love houses too, and my husband and I drive around and dream of owning one of them some day. We even make sketches of our dream bathrooms, kitchens...'sigh'...someday.

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  4. Hi Kerry!!

    Hope you had a great weekend!!

    My "First Love" was an old Victorian home in Ontario. It looked similar to this one. I got all excited when I opened you email. I couldn't wait for the tour...but, there wasn't any. Maybe down the road you could do the tour!!

    Take care Kerry!!

    Pam

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    1. Oh, how I love a Victorian! If I ever get up the nerve, I will contact these owners!
      Thanks, Pam!

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  5. I am so glad I'm not the only person sneaking pictures of my favorite houses! That is a beautiful house, I'm in love with it now too!

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    1. Isn't it grande? Thanks for popping by, Kerri!

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