Come along with me and take a look at a lovely Farmhouse style home we visited on the Leavenworth Home and Garden tour! Although the home was originally built by a German immigrant in the early 1900's, the current owners are Scandinavian. Adding a Norwegian stabbur out the back, their home certainly reflects their heritage.
Their stabbur has apparently been used for special events, perhaps even a wedding, as one can see from a photograph canvas in the home. Wouldn't this be charming place for a wedding?
Back to the house tour! We entered through the back door into the kitchen and my eyes were immediately drawn upwards to gaze at the wood ceiling with intricate hand carving. Doesn't it make the room cozy...or koselig as they would say in Norway?
The kitchen itself was pretty basic, but the carved beams on the ceiling really helped give it some charm. Pardon the fuzzy photo...the bright light coming in through the windows made photos a bit challenging!
The kitchen eating nook was the next thing that caught my eye...specifically the custom furniture made by the current owner. He even made a custom carved light fixture!
I love, love, trestle tables and this one was a beauty!
The sturdy Scandinavian style bench and chairs...
And a special little table in the corner...
Moving into the living room, the style changed a bit with a zebra patterned rug and a live edge coffee table, also made by the owner. Look at the unique old windows too!
The other end of the living area was another seating area, with another custom live edge coffee table.
Since my husband also builds live edge furniture pieces, I was fascinated by the different table bases the home owner used...please humor me!
The upper floor contained several charming sleeping areas, with slanted ceilings. Doesn't this bed look inviting?
Look at this old iron bed with a hand embroidered quilt!
And even a cozy reading spot...
That concludes my little tour of this lovely turn of the century home! Outside there was a nice brick patio with beautiful flowers...a great place to sit on the lovely summer or fall day!
I'm always drawn to old farmhouses! My parents purchased on old farmhouse in Lake Stevens on Sunnyside hill when I was 11 so these old farmhouses make me think of that home...such warm and wonderful memories!
Happy Fall Friday....the last one in October! Hope you all have a little Halloween fun this weekend...even if it's just to indulge your sweet tooth a bit! Warmly, Gracia