Monday, September 23, 2013

Lake House Dreams

I've been decluttering before winter and may have spent too much time indoors of late.  It seems all I do is daydream.  We used to visit Lake Junaluska, NC when the boys were little.  We had a favorite bed and breakfast where we stayed for a modest amount.  Of course, we walked around the lake as a family activity.  A game I played as I walked was "pick out your favorite lake house". 
For over thirty years, this was the one I always picked.

It has 5 bedrooms and 2 baths.  I recently discovered it was for sale. 
 I can't keep my mind off of it!  It has a beautiful view from the front steps!

Now when I found out it was for sale, I was so excited because that meant there were interior views online!  Wow!  This is the real deal!

 Beautiful wood!  I wondered what the kitchen and dining room looked like?

Talk about vintage!

I remember driving by the house one summer and someone had draped the entire house and porch in flowing white fabric!  They had just had a wedding on the porch! Oh, how romantic!

I began to wonder what would I wear if this were my house?  Fashions from the 20s, of course.
And how would we drive to the lake? 
In our Model A, of course!  Ha! Ha!

Oh, how I wish I were on my lake house porch relaxing right now...
Wait a minute, I have an old turn of the century house we are restoring...

"Nostalgia is denial - denial of the painful present... the name for this denial is golden age thinking - the erroneous notion that a different time period is better than the one ones living in - its a flaw in the romantic imagination of those people who find it difficult to cope with the present."
                                                        ...from movie Midnight in Paris

I better get back to decluttering the house (coping with the present).  I'm sharing my daydreams this afternoon.  By the way, if you are interested in buying the Lake House, I've provided the link below.  I have nothing to do with the buying or selling of the house.  I will say...that I was shocked at the price!  They are asking $649,500  but I was sure they would be asking a million dollars.  The view is heavenly and well worth a million. 

Back to work!  Thank you for taking a break with me today!



  1. I went to Lake Junaluska many times as a girl. My parents loved it there. Buy the house, Lottie! I'd come visit you there!

    And by the way, I'm all for nostalgia and escape. And I dearly loved Midnight in Paris.

    A great post, Lottie. Enjoyed it so much.

  2. We are dreaming about our future home all the time now. We still have about eight years til David retires and hopefully home values will go up in our area. We plan on selling this one and putting all of the purchase price on another home, so we don't have a morgage. We both would love to have a home by a lake, but it depends on our budget at the time. Sometimes I hate budgets, but that is life. That home is so pretty Lottie, I can see why you like it.

  3. Oh how I would love to live on a lake, I love to sit and look at water. There is something peaceful about it, and why wouldn't anyone love that house, You could sit on that porch all day. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Taking a break to daydream is always dreaming includes a tidy quiet house - that's not happening today with a truckload of workmen and new flooring being installed. Thanks for the break!

  5. That's a gorgeous house! It's fun to daydream sometimes, isn't it?

  6. I daydream about living near the water and hearing the sound of waves lulling me to sleep. But it's only a dream.. A dream is one way of having it. Beautiful house.