On my way home this morning from dropping the kids at school, I saw a yard sale sign.
My heart began to sing….
I am seriously blessed, I thought to myself.
I took the turn on a dirt road, bouncing and jostling my way toward undiscovered treasures.
And then, I saw this:
My heart stopped. There was a For Sale sign out front, so I turned into the driveway.
The sign said, “By appointment only….”
And I had one.
An appointment with destiny, that is!
A slim guy in a red t-shirt came strolling toward me from a shop out back. His vicious attack dog, a golden retriever named Molly, charged me and demanded petting.
David was the man’s name. And he built this beauty of a home. He even invited me inside for a look.
Forgive the “quality” of my pictures. I was at the mercy of my cell phone.
This cypress log home is everything a cabin should be, complete with a loft and a Carolina Fieldstone fireplace that is not even close to being the color of orange as it is in my picture. =/
Look closely. This is a piece of cypress found at the Suwannee River. David had a friend carve a face into it.
“Nature-&-a-little-help-from-a-friend” seems right at home as a perfect above-the-mantel showpiece.
One of David’s daughter’s created this painted replica of the home. Amazing, right?!
The marble master jacuzzi tub….
The kitchen…and more Carolina Fieldstone.The cabinetry is so simple and clean. And the counter is a seamless Corian countertop that David built in his shop. He’s been in business for 26 years, and is incredibly talented.
This is a garden bench he made.
Again, it’s seamless. He built a gorgeous Corian porch swing, also, but my pictures didn’t do it justice so I won’t post those.
I just love meeting and talking to talented people.
I love it even more when they invite me into their homes!
And feed me!
But he didn’t feed me. =(
Forgive the grainy picture, but I wanted to share with you David’s office space that overlooks his property.
He’s also TOTALLY FRUGALLY GROOVIN’!
When he purchased the property, these silos came with it.
David turned the silos into garages, taking the piece from which he made a door and turning it into the roof of his gazebo.
He also turned this fallen tree into a little parking area:
As soon as I pulled away from my dream home, I called my husband. He said we aren’t spending half-a-million dollars on a home.
If you’re husband is nicer than mine is, you can get more info on the house by clicking here.