Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Fabulous Arts & Crafts Bungalow Fantasy Open House

Hi Open House Lovers!

Welcome to my Open House, I'm so glad you stopped by.

I wanted to choose a home from Grosse Pointe, MI because as a girl, I dreamed of living there one day. I remember taking Sunday drives with my family on Lakeshore Drive and into the neighborhoods and just wishing that we lived there.

My dream did come true in 1995 when we bought a little brick bungalow in the 'working class' section of town, I met the most wonderful people and really enjoyed my 7 years there, I miss it...

And with that, I give you my pick for open house...once I saw this porch on Realtor.com, I just knew I was going to show this home!!! Enjoy your visit...

Fabulous Arts & Crafts Bungalow
3 Bed, 3 Bath, 2,700 Sq. Ft.
MLS # 30593220
Real Estate Agent: Donna Stoner
$284,900 (Bargain for this town and this gorgeous home!!!)

Cozy Living Room, love the windows & fireplace:

Dining Room, I wonder if an artist lives here?:

What a HAPPY Kitchen, love the wreaths, too:

Is that a blackboard over the windows? What a great idea!

Family Room, the family who lives here must be very fun-loving, just look at colors and the lighting and the fun ottomans and area rug:



Media Room, looks like it is in the basement:

Winter Scene (probably been on the market awhile, our housing market is really bad in Michigan, unfortunately):

Wasn't that a fun home to visit? The colors are so bright and cheery and every room feels so comfortable and inviting. I wish I could sit on that porch on a hot summer day and drink some nice cold ice tea, wouldn't that be dreamy?

Please take a moment to post a comment to let me know that you stopped by and if this is your first visit to my blog, make sure to introduce yourself and take a little look around my blog. I'm so glad you came, new & old friends alike!!!


PS: Make sure to visit our hostess, Julia's site, Hooked on Houses blog, for more Open Houses to tour! Thanks, Julia, this was fun!

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Southern Lady said...

Hi, Bella ...

Thank you for visiting my "Southern Lagniappe" and for taking the time to leave a note.

I'm glad it led me to your pretty blog. I enjoyed your "Open House" tour of the arts and crafts home. I just love all those beautiful windows!

I hope you have a good day and will come back to visit me at "Southern Lagniappe" soon.



Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

That is a great home! I've always thought it would be fun to work in real estate and see all these homes from the inside!

I can imagine the decorating possibilities in this house!
Thanks for stopping by this am and for your comments!

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

Good Morning Bella!
We just LOVE all of those windows letting all of the beautiful light in - is there any place in that bungalow that DOESN'T have bad lighting!! Great house!

Two hours away 'eh??? How fun - we'd LOVE a visit!!!!

Enjoy all of the house tours today!!
Karla & Karrie

Connie said...

Yessssss, I enjoyed the tour, but those houses are pretty inexpensive considering what it'd go for out her in the west! I think I'd grab that one, sweetpea! It's simply lovely.

Bonnie said...

What a lovely house! It's my favorite style of house, too. Everything about it just says "home" from the welcoming porch to the light-filled rooms and the easy, comfortable furnishings. I really like what the owner did in the family room with all those slipper chairs arranged like a sectional. Thanks for showing it.

abeachcottage said...

oooh you know I think this homeowner should blog, there sure would be some house-candy posts for us to drool over!

what a great price, I won't tell you how much our tiny cottage was compared to that!!!!

thanks for the tour

Anonymous said...

hi bella! this house is gorgeous. love it!

Hooked on Houses said...

This was a fun house to tour! I really enjoyed it. You don't see many black bathrooms, especially in a house of this style and age, do you?

The whole house is a really interesting mix of the old and new in the way they decorated. It does look like an artist, or someone artistic, lives here.

Thanks so much for joining the blog party, Bella! -Julia :-)

Abbreviated said...

Thanks for the tour !

Gray Matters said...

I've always loved bungalows - I think they inspire you to live a more simple life. It also seems incredibly affordable. Great open house. Thank you.

Marie Louise said...

What a great bungalow style house. This one is a real beauty. This has been a great party!

Mrs. Trixi said...

Great house Bella. I love that kitchen!! Thanks for sharing.

Wanderluster said...

What a beautiful house (and affordable too). You're right... I looove the porch. Its so welcoming, as is the rest of the place. Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving a comment!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Great tour! This is the second one on the tour where there's a chalkboard/chalkboard paint on the kitchen soffit. I love it! I have a small half bath and I wish I had the guts to paint it a dark color like the black & white one. I love the look when others do it but am petrified to try it.

Thanks for sharing! Hope over to my tour if you can. :-)

Mrs.RGS said...

I have loved the Craftman style for many years. This one is just wonderful. Each room is so well thought out. Like you -- I wonder if an artist lives there. This was fun.

PAT said...

Bella, thank you for showing this home. I love the Craftsman style! I have the same idea as you. I believe an artist must live there. It's a wonderful home.

The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

What a great home! Reminds me a lot of my friend's home from my 4th of July post.

Cute blog!

Dolly said...

Ouuu I love driving thru grosse point looking at houses! Especially at christmas time!
When we lived down that way we used to drive thru every christmas!
Love looking at all the beautiful homes and peeking in the windows at night!

That is a great price for a home in that area!
Thanks for showing us!

Hugz, Dolly

desiree said...

Bella, Thanks for sharing. I love the front exterior of this home. Really inviting!



Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Bella, What a great tour! I love the house and it is decorated with such fun and cheerfulness in mind!

Hugs, Rhonda

Lisa Ann said...

I love this type of house. Beautiful choice.
Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment.

ceekay said...

Thanks for visiting and your sweet comments on our home. BTW, I am from the Roseville area! Been to Grosse Pointe several times. Know what you mean about the beautiful homes there! Come by again sometime so we can chat!

Pleasant Drive said...

Cute house! I LOVE looking at real estate.

Debbie said...

I truly admire people who can add color to their world like that. There's a little thingy on my shoulder saying, you can do it too! I really enjoyed this tour, thanks for sharing!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Bella, what a beautiful home you featured. Thanks for sharing. I love that Arts & Crafts styling & older homes are just so appealing.

Glad I finally got in here, I've tried clicking on your blog several times & my computer freezes up every time!


Shannon said...

This is my favorite style house. This one has such great, large rooms!

Ms. Tee said...

I am really drawn to Arts and Crafts-style homes. I really love the kitchen and the porch. It seems they just don't make houses with porches anymore. This one was beautiful. I really enjoyed it. Thank you for stopping by my place, too! :)

Chitra said...

Hi Bella, a most cheerful home indeed...somehow, my redecorating reflex hasn't been kicking in lately, can't work up the energy! You have a lovely blog ... and the boys look WONDERFUL!

Angela said...

It's nice to see a basement without dropped ceilings! I love historic houses!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Darlene said...

Hi Bella,
I love going and looking at houses and dreaming. Love this house, it really is gorgeous!!!

In answer to your question no, not a split level, we live in a single level, older, smaller Spanish style (hate that style) home. I do think I am going to paint the bottom white on the cheese holder (now turned cloche lol)....thanks.

The Berry's Patch said...

Nice home Bella! So warm and cozy. The living room kind of reminds me of your living room set up. But I like your couch much better.

Brandee :-)

Fifi Flowers said...

Lovely home! LOVE the photo with the snow on the ground! Great price on that home too! Love craftsman homes! Thanks for the tour!
Off to check out cutest blog site... yours looks GREAT!

Katelin said...

wow what a beautiful place, i love all the pictures.

Melissa said...

Hi Bella,

I adore your blog. It's beautiful.

Yes, that is a Hoosier in my laundry room. I use it as a pantry, since Sunbonnet Cottage is so tiny, I find room in all sorts of places for storage.

I love your beach cottage idea for your basement. How fun and whimsical!

I hope we can visit again soon.

Sunbonnet Cottage

Jan and Tom's Place said...

WOW...Love the outside of the house LOTS!! Now, if the interior was decorated in the same "period" as the exterior...I'd REALLY love it!!

Thanks for the tour.


ps...thanks for the visit and comments today

Anonymous said...

That's a beautiful home!

nikkicrumpet said...

Thanks for taking my tour of Utah...and thanks for giving me a tour of that beautiful home. So much character...it would be a blast to decorate! I also loved the treasures you picked up. I especially love the sparkly pillow. Have a great night!

Jan said...

That was really a great house. I am in lub.

I am so hooked on houses too. I need to do more of that on open house days. How fun to have an open magazine really. Thanks for the insight.

Robin said...

Hi Bella, thanks for stopping by my house tour earlier today and for your kind comments about my apartment. I am just catching up on all the tours and comments.

This is a great house, I'm surprised no one scooped it up!

Claudious said...

I love that porch, the rest of the house almost doesnt' matter when you have such an amazing entry way.

Blissful Nikki said...

I too always wanted to work in real estate to see what people do with their homes! lol Im so snoopy! :) But now I have even more ideas for my new house.

Joy said...

Thanks for the house tour!

Tinker said...

Love that front porch!
I think the housing market is slow all over the country. This is a lovely home - hope it finds someone to live in it and love it.
Thanks for stopping by - so nice to meet you on the Open House Tour!

Sew Pink said...

I'm so glad you stopped by my tour. I love your blog. It will definitely go on my blogroll. Even though Arts and Crafts is not really my style, I enjoyed the tour.

Anonymous said...

Darling house!

Ramona said...

Such a wonderful house. Thank you for sharing. I want to move in! I really love your blog. Great design! From one "day in the life" gal to another....thank you for your lovely comments on my house tour. So kind. I will be visiting again and again and then some.

Smiles ~ Ramona

P.S. The rooster lamp is from Home Goods...last summer and I will find out the paint color and email that info to ya!

Screaming Meme said...

Great home! I love it! I'm an Interior Decorator/Model Home Stager in Texas! Love your blog! Screaming Meme

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