A Peak Inside an Old Country Farmhouse

RURAL WASHINGTON

Last weekend we went on one of my favorite house tours ever.  Seriously!  And I’ve been on more house tours than I care to admit.  So what was so special about this one?  Let’s have a look and find out, shall we?

The Grit and Polish - Farmhouse

This beautiful home was built at the turn of the century and even with some additions/alterations along the way, it feels relatively original.  Best features: the wrap-around porch, 10-foot ceilings, original millwork, two full baths, 3 bedrooms upstairs, hardwood floors, and a guest house.  Sure the house is a little rough around the edges, but if you know me at all, you’ll know that makes it even more enticing.

The Grit and Polish - Farmhouse front door The Grit and Polish - Farmhouse fireplace The Grit and Polish - Farmhouse dining roomThe Grit and Polish - Farmhouse kitchen 2The Grit and Polish - Farmhouse bedroomThe Grit and Polish - Farmhouse backyard

Usually I would have developed a plan for the property by now and thought through an offer.  But honestly, I’m just not sure what we’d do with this house.  Sure it would pencil out as a rental or flip, but I’m not sure my heart could stand to part with the house if it were ever ours.  Unfortunately it’s located too far from Seattle for us to live here full time (insert tears here), and we’re not really ready for a vacation home.   So where does that leave us?  I suppose nowhere.  But that hasn’t kept me from dreaming about iced-tea on the porch, the pitter-patter of young feet on the hardwood floors, and impromptu picnics in the backyard.  Sappy much?  I know!

Let’s have one more look:

The Grit and Polish - Farmhouse Front

Sigh.

xoxo

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New York Times kitchen photo by Bruce Buck

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Fireplace 2 - the Grit and Polish

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Kitchen from Living Room

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Kitchen - Wilder reading at Bench

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Ravenna House Backyard at House

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