I have shown lots of photos around the island upon which I now reside, but I haven’t shown any of my home here, so let me welcome you to this little getaway. I love the entry way. I am not sure what kind of azaleas that bloom in the fall, but there they are. There are many larger azaleas in the yard and I am sure that in the spring the yard will be wonderful. There are also a number of large camellias and in a few weeks, they will be providing quite a show (there are 100s of bulbs on each).
Inside, there is a large living area (you are seeing about ½ of it). Since there is an office with bookcases plus the bookcases at my office at work, plus the bookcases we brought with us, there are more than enough bookcases in this home. The Harvey Dunn print (The Prairie is my Garden) is one of my favorite. On the wall to the right is an oil painting by a friend of the Superstition Mountains in Arizona. I insist there be no TVs in the living room (the same goes for my bedroom). This fireplace is gas.
Divided from the Living Room by French Pocket doors, the Den is quite comfortable. This is a wood burning fireplace and on the mantle is a lantern that my granddaddy used around the barn when he cured tobacco with a wood fire and would have to sleep at the barns to keep the heat up throughout the night. The print is one of the Lost Mountain Store. To the left of the fireplace is the big screen TV and at the back corner of the den is a wet bar! That was a luxury I never thought I would enjoy.
I find it ironic that now that I am here, where the temperature seldom drops to freezing, that there are two fireplaces! I would have enjoyed two fireplaces. In addition to these rooms, there is a breakfast area, a formal dining room, kitchen, four bedroom (one is used as an office and another is being reserved as a hotel room and it is being booked up for the winter by friends from the great white north), and three and a half baths. Behind the house (with large doors off the master bedroom, living room and den) is a large deck. This house is more than we need, but I am going to give it a real workout in mid-December when I invite all my staff and their spouses over for a Christmas party (if everyone comes, we’ll have over 30 people here).