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Monday, July 23, 2012

A Tale Of Two Teachers...Their House Tour!

Keeping my words to a minimum is not my strongpoint, but I have a ton of pictures to share.
 I will give it the old college try!
You might remember that my neighborhood could be referred to as "The Clark Park Mafia!" Once a family moves in, they don't move out. We might move down the block or across the street, but we rarely move out of the 'hood.
This is the case for local teachers, Louie and Bridget. When their friends were moving out of town, Louie and Bridget moved from their small cottage into their friend's federalist colonial, just a few blocks away.
Take a lookiloo...












 I love that at every turn in their home, you will find "teachable moments"...I especially love the "No Whining" sign!






The "reverse" view from the dining room.

This fixture has traveled to 3 homes with Bridget.


1 of the 5 bedrooms acts as "the classroom"... You can take the teacher out of the classroom, but you can't take the classroom out of the teacher!


Sunroom/art studio.



While I love to stalk admire this house and hear about the history, the most endearing part was seeing how Louie and Bridget have made this a home for their family. 

Link Par-taay at:
http://youaretalkingtoomuch.blogspot.com/
http://www.iheartnaptime.net/
http://too-much-time.com/

http://www.sixsistersstuff.com/
http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/
http://romantichome.blogspot.com/
http://tatertotsandjello.com/
http://www.504main.com/
http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com/
http://www.atthepicketfence.com/
http://www.serenitynowblog.com/
http://www.the36thavenue.com/
http://somedaycrafts.blogspot.com/
http://savvysouthernstyle.blogspot.com/
http://www.notjustahousewife.net/

19 comments:

  1. This is a beaut! (Teachers must do pretty well in ILL)

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    1. Thanks, Kirby! We actually looked at this house more than 15 years ago. I was in love but not in a position to do all the upgrades. The folks who bought it then did an amazing job.

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    1. Oh, Micki! The light fixtures were swoon worthy!

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  3. Its heart warming to see a teacher who obviously has such a passion for teaching (as seen through her home).
    And I had no idea Champaign had so many fabulous homes!

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    1. So many homes, so little time!
      They are very respected teachers in our community and Louie is also a tutor...in all his free time!;)

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  4. I love this house. I want to come to your neighborhood. Ok? Like.. move in and live there - right? :) xo

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    1. Oh, Kristen! Wouldn't we have a blast?!?

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  5. I need those light fixtures and the "no whining" sign. What does the other one say? No Glaring? Beautiful home!

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    1. Isn't that funny?? We have a "no whining" sign in our house, too!
      Thanks, Carolyn!

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  6. I adore this house! Great Fixtures and what a "home" full of teaching- all throughout it! Thank you so much for the inside tour.. I LOVED it!

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    1. This couple really exudes a love of learning!

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  7. Beautiful pictures! For those of us who know them, we know that the family is even more beautiful than the home.

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    1. Ain't that the truth? They are teachers in every sense of the word!
      Thanks for popping by!

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  8. I love all the woodwork in older homes. The house looks beautiful.

    Stopping by from Six Sisters.

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    1. The details of this home are amazing! Thank you for stopping by!

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  9. We too live on a street where people tend to stay put. When a family does move, we continue to invite them to our 4 different annual street parties every year. Very few neighborhoods are that special. Oh, and that house is pretty special too!

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    1. It is one thing to buy a great house but great neighbors really make our lives all the better, huh?
      Thanks for popping by!

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  10. Beautiful house!! I am hosting a Giveaway to win a 50 dollar gift card to the store HomeGoods. It would be great if you stopped by and entered. Thanks Anu

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