Last October, I took a serious fall.
It happened while I was on a little retreat in the country.
I was seriously aching after my fall — my heart positively hurt.
It was all the house’s fault.
You see, the retreat was held at an incredible barn-turned-country-retreat property in Northern Indiana, and I completely fell in love with the place.
Once upon a time, it was just a barn.
Until someone decided it would make a beautiful, rustic barn house retreat.
They were sooo right.
The old barn beams were all removed, painstakingly restored, and re-used in the transformation from barn to cozy and rustic retreat.
A huge stone fireplace and wall of windows provide a perfect balance of warmth and bright light, while bringing an outdoor feel inside.
I could imagine hosting the most fabulous Thanksgiving celebration here . . .
The kitchen was set up perfectly for cooking and entertaining (check out the close-up of the floors in this shot):
There was even a screened-in porch running along one side of the barn house.
Upstairs was a giant loft with twin beds (for all of the cousins!), while downstairs were bedrooms, bathrooms, and a stone-ensconsed rec area, complete with bar and wine cellar.
There were 5 beautifully decorated bedrooms and bathrooms . . .
But what I loved most of all was the rolling 110-acres of property. We walked through the woods and around the entire private lake when we woke up in the morning, and I didn’t want to leave.
Now if I just had a spare $1.5 million, it could all be mine. Yep, it’s for sale, and how I wish someone would buy it and rent it out so I could have my fantasy Thanksgiving there. Here’s a link to the listing if you want to see a few more pictures.
You know how sometimes a crush can make your heart ache? Sigh. But at least I got a chance to revisit this special place now that it’s on the market!
So what’s your biggest home crush?! I’d love to hear about it!