Here it is, the last day of August. Fall will be upon us in just three short weeks! Of course, we all know that around here that doesn’t mean a whole lot. Our trees only see a hint of fall colors and our activities remain firmly “summer” for at least another month. But it’s coming! And I am totally ready.
Even if the outside temperature stays closer to 90 than 60, we can still embrace the coming of the next season. I plan to “will” fall into existence soon as possible by making small changes to the decor in and around my house. Even if we don’t feel it in the air, we can still see it in our homes! Isn’t this fall-inspired centerpiece just gorgeous?
What will you do to prepare for the Fall Equinox on September 22?
The house I toured today is located in the Quail Lake community, which I also happen to call home. Writing about this house practically feels like cheating because I actually lived in a house on the same block as this one for a time and I’m fairly sure my former home was designed by the same builder as this one. This house is a lovely, single-story, four bedroom house with custom tile and wood floors throughout and a very modern kitchen.
There are two things I really love about that stand out from the “sameness” of most tract homes: 1) the ceiling fan in the living room is HUGE! I mean, it practically looks like a helicopter propeller. It’s quite impressive. 2) I adore the side-by-side double pantry in the kitchen. It seems so intuitive to have the extra kitchen storage, yet so many houses are designed with skimpy pantry space. There are many other lovely features in the house as well. I saw stylish detail in the master bathroom tile, beautiful plantation shutters on many of the windows, and generally a good use of the square footage. It feels very open and comfortable.
The backyard is on the smallish side, but my personal expectation is based on my super-active children who demand space to explore their world. It would be just fine for a family that doesn’t require ample room to roam for a couple of bustling boys. Both the front and back yards are nicely landscaped and have been well maintained while the house has been on the market. This is a really nice space to call home. I would be surprised if it doesn’t get gobbled up in a heartbeat.