My post title totally sounded like a real estate ad, didn't it? So here I am again posting another charming little country home as my latest interior infatuation. I'm such a one-trick pony lately. Or to spin it positively I just know what I like.
Have you guys been watching the Bachelor? If not, a quick background: homeboy is from Sonoma, so they had some of the first dates there, and I swear Sonoma must have paid him for each time he said the town name. He pretty much said "This is my hometown of Sonoma, which is very near and dear to my heart" about 50 times in one episode. I'm all for hometown spirit, and Sonoma gives you plenty of reasons to love it, but come on!! The fifth grader inside me yelled at the screen "If you love it so much, why don't you marry it?!?" At least it would save him the trouble of weeding through loads of annoying women and one doomed-from-the start engagement.
Wait-what was the point of this post again? Oh yeah, this little charmer:
I love the background story to this home: the couple were living in Seattle 8 years ago, and wanting a change thought to themselves "Where do we want to end up in the future?" Their answer was Sonoma, so they decided "Why wait?" and set out hunting for a new home there. The one they found was this one, which was once a cookshack and pretty much in shambles. I love, love LOVE when someone has the vision and resources to spruce something up and just goes for it. The icing on the cake is that this home is located only a few blocks from downtown Sonoma, which is one of the most idyllic, quaint little town squares I have ever had the fortune of meandering. It is very near and dear to my heart... have I heard that somewhere before?
images via Sunset, from the February 2012 issue.