Sunday, August 12, 2007

My Hermit-Like Tendencies: Are They Returning?


Remember when I wrote about searching in the high school career box for the "Hermit card"? Well, I was looking through the Richmond real estate ads again and I found this log house in this woodsy setting. It keeps calling to me. Might help that it sits on one-half acre and is 'only' $105,900, which is great for down there. Might help that, lately, I have so wanted to 'get away from it all' and get back to the land... and all that stuff.



It has three bedrooms, one bath and a full basement and needs some work. So what do you think? I'd really like to know.

18 comments:

daisymarie said...

and you're just the one to do the work! it looks so rustic, warm, and inviting...what a dream for you!!!!!!

and that price is outstanding!!!!!

daisymarie said...

i'm almsot sure i heard it calling your name as sat and looked at it some more.


i just love that screened in porch.

Charity Grace said...

It looks beautiful! Just because you live in the country doesn't mean you have to be a hermit. And the price sounds wonderful. Where I live, that amount might buy a one-bedroom, one bath house.

Anonymous said...

Bet you could really fix that screened porch up and enjoy it!

Hugs,
Ellen*

Anonymous said...

I can see an old-fashioned sleeping porch and a lovely rustic flower garden there. What a peaceful looking home.
Pearl

Anonymous said...

It looks lovely, but does it matter to you what part of town it's in? If it says where it is, I can describe the surrounding area to you, if you want. Maybe I missed a post, but why do you want to move to Richmond? Comment on here if you want me to contact you about this.

Cindy

Debra said...

Daisymarie--thanks! I'm glad you like it... It's not nearly as nice as the house you showed us, though! :) I'll have to check over at your blog to see how that is going...
Charity Grace--thanks! Oh, I know about the hermit thing.... it's just that after being so sandwiched inbetween houses here for so long I really want my space! :)
Ellen--yes! It's not nearly as nice as your porch but I think I will steal some of your ideas! :)
Pearl-oh! I love that idea of a rustic flower garden...thank-you for suggesting it! NOw I keep seeing it in my mind.
Cindy--Tom has had an offer of a job promotion just outside of Richmond, something he's always wanted to do, so that's why we'd like to move there. Things should be put in writing hopefully soon. Hmmm... This house is in area 50, if that helps. I'd have to give you the street address for more info., but I'd rather do that by email just in case we do get this (it's unlikely due to the time-frame but hey! You never know...)
Thanks, Everyone! Blessings, Debra

nancyr said...

I can visualize that screened-in porch with white curtains blowing in the breeze, and white wicker rocking chairs.
It looks like it has a lot of potential. I'd definitely want to know more about the neighborhood though.

Anonymous said...

I love it! Jackie

Kathy said...

Oh Debra, I really like it...I love log homes! It sounds like the perfect spot for you and looks very "country" :o) We moved to the country 7 years ago, and LOVE it so much, just wish I could talk dh into letting me have some chickens...so far, it's just a dream! At least he has agreed to a veggie garden so I am making progress...lol!! BTW, that price is great too!

Anonymous said...

All that personal space and land sounds so charming to me. One can always fix the house the way they like and want it. It's really all about the land.

Anonymous said...

Debra,
I will e-mail you! So if you get an e-mail from a new source, it's just me! Area 50 is pretty big, so a street number would be helpful.

Cindy

Anonymous said...

Oops, me again . . . I thought there would be a link so that I could e-mail you from your blog; but there isn't one that I see. Any suggestions so that we can both maintain our privacy?

Cindy

Debra said...

Nancy--thanks for the nice porch ideas!
Jackie--thanks! Even if we don't get this one, at least we have something we can show to the real estate agent to give her an idea of what we'd like.
Kathy--I love your home, so I'm thrilled that you like this one! I hope you will get your chickens someday... I've had chickens on my mind lately a lot! :)
Anon--yes, lately that's exactly what I've been thinking--this time, for me, it's more about the land than the house. Quite a change for me...
Cindy--oh, thanks for reminding me! I switched over to Blogger comments and so there's no longer my email address showing here. But I just now went and added it to my profile page. Just click on 'email'. Thanks for the reminder!
Thanks, All....Debra

elizabeth said...

very interesting indeed!

Debi said...

Looks like its just what you've been looking for!!
Hey....I nominated you for a Nice Matters Award...check out my blog :)

~Debi

Anonymous said...

Hi Debra,
Well, my husband was uncomfortable with e-mailing you, because that automatically gives out my e-mail address; so I'll just tell you from here that we looked it up and it is actually zoned in the city of Richmond. It is in an older area in decline. If you had children at home, I would definitely steer you away from it because of the poor schools. This are has a large Hispanic population. I hope this little bit of info helps. Perhaps a safer choice would be to go to Powhatan for a little bit of land, or maybe even historic Petersburg. (Not Colonial Heights).
Take care, and good luck!!!!

Cindy

Debra said...

Hi Cindy...thanks for the info! Tom will be heading down to Richmond hopefully soon for another look around, so he'll be able to check-out a few houses, as well. We found a great realtor who was working with us when we thought we'd be moving sooner and I told her I'd contact her again as the time got closer. Doing things by email is making this whole thing a lot easier... Thanks again! Blessings, Debra