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I've always been attracted to New England architectural styles and interior furnishings, even more so after touring a number of historic homes in Maine during my cruise.
My favorite was the Victoria Mansion (Morse-Libby Home) in Portland, ME. The 1884 Italianate-style estate was crafted of the finest materials, richly finished and elegantly furnished. Since we weren't allowed to take photos of the interior, I bought every post card I could find in the gift shop to keep as a reminder of the mansion's imposing features.
And now we'll soon have the great fortune of going inside our Martha's Vineyard beauty for a most impressive tour -- at our leisure -- of Linda Woodrum's latest design triumph!
I'm sure I would have been welcome to assist with some small work details here and there... but then I did have a wonderful day strolling a waterfront path and drooling over the stately old seaside "cottages" that the very wealthy had built as summer homes in Bar Harbor. (Also known in some circles as "Bah Ha Bah.")
The fall colors were at their peak, by the way, and brilliantly displayed whether in the warming sun of a blue sky or brisk shade under drifting clouds.
Not to mention a specific development is a departure from the norm and raises a red flag of curiosity and intrigue. Regardless, HGTV often plays a hard game of Texas Hold'em, and a good bluff sometimes does the trick to throw us off track.
Oh well, maybe I'll get a personal tour, along with the keys, sometime next year to make up for the missed opportunity this time around. ^_^
(PS: I may be a small town CA guy, but I'm sure I could handle winning this stunning big-city Hotlanta oasis.)
Well, all I can say is "congratulations," and, DIY, please consider building the next Blog Cabin in MY hometown! I'd like to continue the winning trend!
Looking forward to getting back to the blogs real soon. Thanks to all the busy bloggers for zeroing in on our Smart Home development.
Onward I go to Maine.
I'll pass on the Texas BBQ tonight and opt for some French cuisine!
Still, I'm certainly enjoying my time here.
Next stop, Austin -- at least for the Smart Home!