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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Pretty Home

Today I went visiting teaching to 2 women in our ward. This is one of them and she is a real sweetie with a school teacher hubby and 4 munchkins—2 girls in school and these 2 boys with whom she stays at home to raise.

The other lady didn't want to be photographed but allowed me to photograph her home. I though you all might like to see what a lovely place it is. It's situated out in the country and has a fantastic view sitting up on a knoll overlooking a lake in our area. I live about 12 miles away but near that lake. This view is approaching her home in a very large cul-de-sac.

Her family room is in the back of the house just over a counter top from the kitchen.

The kitchen is a dream kitchen of course, but you'd have to want to cook to have it. I don't!

Pantry door is on the right side of this room. It's truly everything most people would want in a kitchen.

This is the formal dining room on the left just as you enter the front door.

Her daughter and two grandchildren just moved back in with her so it's a bit crowded and some adjustments have been made to accommodate the 3 extra people so her small formal living room has a danish sofa bed in it at the moment. The bed is called a "click-clack" because it makes that sound when you pick up the bottom to make it go all the way down into a bed. Not something you'd want to sleep on for a long time but for company for a few days it works fine. Most of the antiques in her house are truly antiques from Denmark where she is from. Most of the paintings are done by her family and very old.

The master bedroom is large but not overly so. It accommodates these two love seats and her bed, chair, 2 night stands and large chest of drawers rather well. I wish my bedroom was as large.

This is the master bathroom and it's absolutely huge. Probably her whole bathroom is about 1/3 the size of my whole house. You would not bump into your hubby at all in this space. The toilet is in a separate room and the walk-in closet is also very large.

The shower is a walk-in with no doors or curtains. The floor is soapstone. Very, very large. It would fit 2 people easily.

The tub sits in the center of the room as you can see.

She wanted me to show you this beautiful hanging in her front entry way. It is really beautiful.

From this angle just off her kitchen you can see the dining room, the front entry and her home office just to the left in the photo through those french doors. It's small but certainly works for her. It's beautiful inside but at the moment has a baby's crib in there for her granddaughter.

A large bird cage she has in her entry. On the other side is a bench.

This view lets you see into the kitchen on the left and the formal living room on the right.
I thought you'd love seeing it and hope you enjoyed the tour.


  1. Connie, you show us the most amazing homes! That is truly a 'magazine style' house.

  2. Wow! Lovely home and what a bathtub! Now those little boys are something special, too.

  3. Wow! that is a gorgous home! Love the powder room!! and all the marble....very nice. Have a super day Connie!

  4. Hi Connieness! What a beautiful home! Oh, I hope she has a maid! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  5. Very pretty... but way "too much" house for me. I wonder if she has to clean it herself?

  6. Nice house but it is a bit of too much house for me! I can barely keep up with the small home I do have!

  7. Connie, now that's a bathroom!!! Your friends home is beautiful. I'd be happy just living in the bathroom.

  8. Holy cow, that master bathroom is amazing!!!!!! Just stopping by from the mormon moms blog,wow!

  9. Hi Connie; What a gorgeous home,, I so love that bath room....that bath tube,,,, wow love it..... thanks for the great tour.


  10. Oh Connie, What a lovely home! I love all those open high ceilings which gives a feeling of space! Thanks so much for sharing and tell your friend thank you!


    ps..thanks for your sweet comments on my newest goodies!

  11. Hi Connie,
    My goodness, such a lovely home and so full of beauty. I enjoyed seeing all the wood work and the ceilings. My favorite thing in my home is all the grown molding.
    We just purchased another home and I would like to have the wooden beamed ceilings put in, so it was a delight to see your friends home, she has exquisite taste.
    A great post!
    Take care and enjoy your day,

  12. What a lovely home!! And that bathroom is absolutely obscene!! Love it. Thank your nice friend for us all!

    Love you,
    Angelic Accents

  13. That is beautiful. Thanks for the tour. I love looking at pretty things.

  14. What a beautiful home. That was nice of her to let you take pictures and post on your blog....especially you being her VT!
    Hugs, Ann

  15. Wow! That's some home Connie! All I could think of was what I would do to decorate it!
    Hope you have a great day :)
    Sparkly hugs,
    Tobi :)

  16. Oh my! I think our enture house would fit in her bathroom!! Egads!!
    Such a beautiful home!
    I am lovingthat pantry door. I would love to find one with glass but ours is an odd size. PHooey!
    Kip send love and tells you that he is gonna get some Ritter's this weekend!

  17. I dont think Ive ever seen a bathroom so big. I cant even imagine what you do with that much lol


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