I’m at my sister’s country house in Nova Scotia, a classic old salt box she and her partner have been lovingly bringing back to glory. Yes, it runs in the family. We’ve been having lots of fun talking room plans and extensions and all the endless possibilities.
I’ve been noticing that, besides the obsession with the space itself, the other things that draw them to this place are the same as those that draw me to Godzillavilla: the helpful community, the beautiful landscape, the sense that when they’re here, things move at a different – better – pace.
I love this house. I’m originally from the northeast and having lived in southern California for so long I yearn for a house like this.
There’s an architectural aesthetic here that’s quite particular and very compelling. Kinda falling in love with it myself.
There are plenty of wonderful old properties to ogle here. Old being relative to the new world of course! But a hundred years of wood construction can certainly offer as many challenges (and rewards) as 400 years of stone.
Great story Shelagh, thanks. It certainly looks like a weakness for ruins runs in the family!! I love the barn too!