Tuesday my Real Estate friends and I went to Plymouth to view the HGTV Green Home up close and personal. It is in a lovely community called The Pinehills which is unlike anything we have in this area. A large community , being built by 9 different builders, which features different "neighborhoods" with different styles and different price points ( none being affordable to the likes of me). There are models for each neighborhood which is something very unique for us New Englanders. Who, with a blog named Housepeepers, would not enjoy model homes??
I tried to take some pictures of the Green Home, which is in the neighborhood called Summerhouse Cottages, but they run a tour of 20 people thru at a time and quite honestly, it was congested. As you can see from the exterior photo, the home is not really large. Supposedly it has 2100 s.f., but it doesn't "live large", at least IMHO. This does NOT mean that I wouldn't like to win it !! I know you have seen professional photos of the home on TV, but these are just a smattering of shots and details I wanted to remember. And they have not been edited by Bob, just the photos just the way I took 'em!
Love the windows, the built in entertainment center and the fireplace.
The controversial wall decor ( at least in my office) was not tacky, but whimsical.
Another fun mirror
The tower/cupola sitting area. Cute, but not really very functional. It would be better if it was at the beach and you could see the ocean from here.
Next, we went next door to see a model home which we all agreed was our favorite of the day. It seemed to live much better and had a much more restrained, casual decor with antiques and modern juxtaposed. My favorite was the walk-in pantry.
See what I mean, calm and serene but not boring. I believe that is a Happy Cow that must have been imported from California to New England ;)
Heart be still!!
MBR had similar but different mirrors over the dual sinks
Apparently I have a *thing* for bathrooms!
So although this cottage (2200s.f.) was my favorite, being priced @ $680K put it way out of my league for a retirement home. Sigh....I will visit it again though and dream some more.
Now...for a quiz. Do any of you know what this plant is...the leaves are round and about 18" in diameter. It grows on stalks like rhubarb, but the leaves are fleshier and it would seem to thrive in mostly shade. I am thinking some sort of Gunnera or Brunerra. Would love a plant to give the Hostas a new friend in my front "garden".