Another Beut

Sorry, not sorry guys. I know y’all know I’m afflicted by the need to obsess over every little listing that hits the Raleigh real estate scene. Call it market research πŸ˜‰ I found this gorgeous home (in one of my favorite neighborhoods, to boot) and had to share.

It’s so, so cute!! Right?!

Craftsmen Bungalow in Raleigh

I love how this homeowner stayed true to their style with leopard print in the foyer. πŸ™‚

Foyer Leopard Print

The house opens right up to the dining room and a cozy little sun room.


Those bamboo shades got me glaring at our cellular shade blinds that are energy efficient but y’all – they be ugly.


The focal point of the living space downstairs is the lovely seafoam (mint?) colored kitchen. Again, so original to the homeowner – I love how their style shines through!


Here’s another beauty spot of this space.


The other side of the house has a great Living space.


With drool worthy built-ins (makes me want to get the husband shakin on some projects kids!)


And this styled corner by the fireplace. I mean – I’m starting to judge these people their house is so nice!


The bedrooms have a similar feel, but love it all the same!

Classic_Bedroom_Design Upholstered_Bed_Master

Ok, I judge these people a little more when I see they have not one but TWO infants, lol!

Nursery_Design_Boy Nursery_Design_Girl

I love how the spaces are not overly feminine or masculine, but still have little touches that personalize it for each kiddo.

Master_Suite_Marble Guest_Bath_Marble

The bathrooms carry the same cabinetry (I think) as the kitchen – but if it is the same it reads much grayer here.


The mudroom we all have pinned on pinterest.


And a backyard that’s just missing my margarita and some BBQ.

Anyone want to buy it and move to Raleigh so I can come visit you and swoon at your casa?

Homey Hayes Barton

Y’all thought I’d buy a house and you wouldn’t see any more house hunting posts? Funny. This girl is always looking at Zillow and Trulia, pretty sure I have a condition. Every once and a while, I come across a home that is so stunning, I just have to share it with all of you. That is, after I wipe the drool coming off my face and gain enough composure to put a post together. πŸ˜‰

If this house was my house, then I’m pretty sure I would have died and gone to heaven people. It’s stunning from head to toe and I think I kinda sorta need it.


Shut up. Right? This house is a 1922 charmer, that’s nestled right in one of neighboring Raleigh’s best neighborhoods. It also cost $2 mill, so unless y’all got a mama or daddy warbucks in your life, I think we’ll all have to be content with this virtual tour (sad, I know).

When the first thing you see before you enter the house is this HUGE front porch, with charming details (the shutters!, the rocking chairs!, the ceiling!) you know the rest of the house is going to be good, people.

Large Front Porch

I think our bedroom is the size of this foyer. It’s huge! I love how they made it feel a bit more cozy with the addition of the rug and the side furnishings.


My favorite spot in this house is by far the kitchen. It’s got an awesome eat-in, in addition to a formal dining space. I love how they made that structural support a focal point in the kitchen, along with adding that cooler to the right of the brick column. Perfect use of space.


This house has ginormous ceilings! Their especially evident in this drop dead gorgeous kitchen. The planked ceilings in this room are totally my jam people.


Here’s another shot of the kitchen. Twice as nice πŸ™‚

I love seeing the white cabinets with the dark red oak floors, since it helps me to visualize our kitchen, and how it will look once it’s all finished. (can’t wait for that day!)


In addition to some formal spaces downstairs, the house has a beautiful family room along the back. Doesn’t it just look like the perfect place to snuggle up with a bowl of popcorn, and orange tabby and a movie?

Those windows, y’all. Ommmeerrrgaauuuddd.


Although I’m loving having my own home office, I think I can safely say, that I love this home office more!


Let’s end our little tour with another shot of that amaze-balls front porch, shall we?


Tell me, what’s your favorite room? Oh, and HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY, America! πŸ™‚

House Hunting with Mary

We’ve all got hobbies that take up a little bitΒ too much of our free time. You kinda enter the big fat black abyss when ya start and then when you look up an hour’s passed, and you really don’t have that much to show for it. My all time favorite hobby (time suck/obsession/can’t reign me in cause I’m gonnnee…) is searching for my next abode on trulia. And by next abode, I mean houses I will never, ever own. Houses that I just choose to pretend I’m moving into. πŸ˜€ Sounds fun, doesn’t it?!

Since I know many of you are as obsessed as me when it comes to scanning out all the real estate on this fine green earth, I thought I’d start a blog series where we can all drool over the goodies together. Y’all excited?!

House Hunting with Mary

For our first official installment, let’s head on down to the land of the pines, shall we? Asheville, Raleigh, I’ve got a soft spot for all of them. Especially when the streets are lined with homes like this.

Brick Colonial in Raleigh

Swoon. That’s some legit gorgeousness, right? Here is a tour of the rest of the joint. You enter right in to a grand foyer, with a double decker staircase.

Β  Grand Foyer

To the right of the entry, you enter into the formal dining space. Since our home only has an eat in kitchen, I always stop in my tracks and drool when I see a nice formal dining space.

Red Formal Dining Room

To the other side of the entry, there is a nice cozy living space complete with big (beautiful!) windows and another fireplace. I think the only rooms without fireplaces in this house are the bathrooms. No that is my kinda house! πŸ˜€

Traditional Living Room

One of my favorite things about this house is the tradition touches you see throughout the entire place. These pocket doors are so lovely, mostly because they haven’t been painted over and still have their original beauty and luster. I like the contrast of the dark wood doors with the lighter trim and floors – it really makes them stand out.

Antique Pocket Doors

Venturing further in the downstairs, you’ll find a gorgeous study. In it’s current form, this room can also flex into being a bedroom, but I think it would be super fun to add some floor to ceiling built-in bookcases and perhaps a darker, more masculine color on the walls?

Study with Persian Rug

The kitchen has a lot of original features as well, with beautiful cabinetry that goes all the way up to the ceiling. So. much. storage.

Vintage Kitchen

Heading to the upstairs, this wall of built-in closets caught my attention. What a great use of space in this hallway.

Wall of Built-ins

And capping off our tour, how about this cozy looking bedroom? I love the dark blue color they used in this space, it’s perfect!

Dark Blue Master Suite

Pretty little thing, isn’t it? Which room is your favorite?