Now first off, I'd like to start by saying that I mean absolutely no offense to my charming little Elf Palace. Darling, you will always occupy a cozy little nook in my heart.
Blog, I'd like to introduce you to my newest love: Casita Sonrisa. Oh the joy, oh the utter dizzy delight of having space in which to walk around. Other rooms in which to go. FIVE WHOLE ROOMS, counting the bathroom! From 450 to 1400 square feet feels like an embarrassment of footage, a wealth of space in which to cavort. I am thrilled beyond belief. And not only that, but the house itself is lovely. 1930's craftsman-style architecture. In yesterday's post I rhapsodized about the glorious front porch, but look at this place. (Note: not done unpacking yet, and chaos still reigns - don't judge me!)
The kitchen is large and airy and has more counter space than I know what to do with. A dishwasher, which I have systematically forgotten to use, a full-sized refrigerator (!!), lovely original tile, and big glorious windows.
The bathroom inspires me to immoderate heights of enthusiasm. An old fashioned iron claw-foot tub! With a window! And a skylight! I've taken approximately 467,982 baths in the two weeks we've been here.
The bedroom: French doors leading out to the patio. I almost fainted the first time I saw it.
The living room. Skylights, windows, hard-wood floors, built-in bookshelves!
And last, but certainly not least, a window seat.
Even though we'll have to move out eventually, I'm going to love every minute of this.