Okay. When I told Tom that I loved this house (above) in Franklin, NC, he said, "Wow. You really have changed!" To which I told him, "See? I told you I've been changing lately!"
I mean hey... why should I love this place? It's called a garage house, for goodness sake. It obviously was designed by a man--it has just one bedroom, one bath and half the house is a garage. I mean, come on...
But I love the tall ceilings and the large rooms. The deck off the back, too (one of Tom's first projects could be to make a frame over it so we could hang screening). The yard is so woodsy it would probably take care of itself (we had woodsy yards in a California mountain town--their care was a cinch).
This part reminds me of a church's dining hall--maybe that's why I love it, too, having grown-up in churches--literally in one case during ages 11-14. (Long story, but good years they were.)
But you know? As I talked this over with Tom (who only mildly+ likes it), I think I answered my own question as to why I love this unique place. Besides the fact that it's rather like a cabin in the woods (my dream since age 14), I think inside my head I'm picturing serving Tom breakfast in the mornings, then shooing him into the garage-half of the house where he'd have his own man cave. For hours. And in a way, that would be like the old days of him driving away in the mornings to his job, leaving me free to play Suzy Homemaker at home for hours. He'd work (or play) inside the garage half, I'd work and play in the house half.
Yes, I think that's why I find myself dreaming about this goofy house. Tom could have half and I could have half--yet he'd be only six inches away (on the other side of a wall). Ahh, the best of both worlds.
I also like it because it's only $49,500.
I know. I know. I'm crazy. But oh! It's fun to dream outside of boring ol' boxes! :)
Anyone else kinda like this house in the woods? (Please don't tell me if you hate it nor give me 80 reasons why it's foolish to consider. Currently I prefer my blissful ignorance.) Of course, the wisest thing would be to build a guest room and half bath at one end of the garage, then we'd have two bedrooms and one-and-a-half baths. And no, I wouldn't make Tom sleep out there in the new guest room inside his garage.....heh....
Or would I? :)