My friend Lisa recently came across our former home (A Country Farmhouse) in the Beekman Boys' latest book, Beekman Style 1802, The Attraction of Opposites.
The guest house, kitchen (both shown above), and master bedroom are included in the book. Looking at this photo of the kitchen, I realize how many things I have not seen since we moved east - nearly everything on those shelves are in a box somewhere in our storage unit.
The guest house and master bath were also featured in another recent book, Country Living American Style.
Looking back at these photographs reminds me of something we were absolutely sure of when we set off to buy our next home. It was, without a doubt, to never again purchase a home that needed so much work. In fact, some of the houses we looked at when we first moved back east were dismissed because of this one undeniable necessity.
But, in the end, we once again stumbled upon a home that we could not walk away from. And so we've repeated the whole process, in varying degrees, with varying projects, in a different place, situated in a different part of this beautiful world.
The only thing I can say is that I am not so sure people necessarily choose the homes they buy. For in both our cases, I feel as if our homes chose us.