1940's Sunday House
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A little over a year ago we sold our little cottage in Oregon, and since then we've been living in an apartment while I've dreamed of owning another joyful cottage.
Sometimes I'd sit in my chair with my laptop and search for hours on realtor.com to see what might be available, even before we were ready to make a purchase.
Anyway, last December on one of my virtual home tours I came across what I think is an adorable "Sunday House" in Texas. It sold right away -- I mean within 48 hours it was gone (which is pretty typical in this hot -- no pun intended -- Texas real estate market ) -- but I always had in mind that one day I would share it with you. Today's the day, so here we go.
This 806 sq ft cottage appeared on the market in December, and the landscaping reflects the season. Not much to look at in the winter.
Step inside, though, and you'll see what drew me to this sweet place.
Look at all the windows. Natural light everywhere.
I love the ceilings and the rustic beams. The hardwood floors are original to the home.
I wish there were more photos of the kitchen.
Personally, I would have done something different with the refrigerator and range, as I don't like them next to each other without a space in between, but that's me. Maybe that doesn't bother everyone. The kitchen floor is hand stenciled.
The master bedroom is pretty big for such a small home, and appears to have a nice closet.
I'm speculating, of course, but I think this cottage may have been a vacation rental before it was sold.
Whatever the case, I think the cottage is charming.
It has a little deck and shed in back.
A very rustic privacy fence, and fire pit for relaxiing.
If this place were mine I'd plant a bunch of trees and add plenty of flowers.
There's always room for improvement, right?
If you're interested in learning about the history of the Sunday House (or Haus in German), click here.
Hope you enjoyed the tour. Have a great week!