Sunday, March 15, 2015

Why Would We Move?

"Your house is fantastic! Why would you move?" A question that I know rests on the lips of many friends and family. A sentiment I agree with as my heart and soul soaks in the serene views and environment; or when I watch the kids engaged in the wide variety of activities a house and property this size has to offer. Four of the six children that live here came home from the hospital to this house. In past conversations I have said, "I am only moving out feet first!" Now we joke that Jamie and I will be stationed in our rocking chairs fastened to the roof of the car as it descends the hill for the last time (just like Granny in the Beverly Hillbillies). But, everything has its season and the right choice for our family is a change of address. The reasons are as varied as the people that live here, but we are united in the belief that we want a lifestyle that allows plenty of time to actively enjoy friends, family, and activities both individually and with the entire clan of eleven individuals.

Our challenge is to locate that "one person" who will love this home as much as we have. This house is rich with potential. For us it has provided magical entertaining experiences for large groups, yet privacy for the four generations that shared the house so they could be a part of the party or bow out. I have imagined it as the perfect bed and breakfast so close to wine county, yet secluded from the hustle of the city. The downstairs could be an apartment or rental unit all unto itself and the owner can live upstairs allowing the downstairs rent to pay for their serenity and million dollar views. We have loved having our homeschool room and a busy office downstairs. Having home, work, and school under one roof affords one the luxury of enjoying family at unexpected times throughout the day. Hopefully, the right person will stumble on this house, as we did, and love it as we do.


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