So many neighborhoods have cookie-cutter-every-one-the-same house with no trees or character. I think the best and my favorite thing about this house is the uniqueness of it – that there is not another one like it.
I love our home, because it is has been more than a home to me and my family, it has been a lifestyle choice in that it is quiet, tree-covered and in a district with great schools. It is less than 10 minutes to the mall where we go to the movies almost every Tuesday night, the Publix where I love to grocery shop and great restaurants. Many times we ride our bikes to these places on the Cross Seminole Bike Trail which is right along side of our neighborhood.
The high vaulted ceilings caught my eye first, with the windows way up 28 feet – it almost makes me feel like I am outside. Even if you brought the second floor in this house you would still have 10 foot ceilings on both floors. Sometimes I can look up see the full moon from those windows. It makes me feel very peaceful.
I love that is has a corner lot filled with many different of plants, flowers and trees that make me feel like I am on a huge amount of land. We see hawks, egrets, wood storks, deer and even bald eagles here. We love to sit out on our deck and drink a glass of wine at sunset and coffee in the mornings. We have the best neighbors in Huntington, we’ve made many life-long friends here. I love having property with no high wall or fencing – creating that spacious feeling. There are Friday night happy hour get-togethers, book clubs, a big Spring Picnic, an Octoberfest Festival party, a Holiday Walk through the neighborhood – a progressive party from house to house. On Christmas Eve, every family puts up luminaries around their homes making the neighborhood so beautiful that people come from all over to see it.
This house has a big wide open feeling in the family living areas, a feeling spaciousness. We love that the house is laid out so that the family living spaces are upfront and all of the bedrooms are set up in the back of the house. The master bedroom has 16 foot ceilings vaulted and open. When my kids were younger, I loved that all our bedrooms were right together, though the master bedroom still felt private with it’s own hallway. And so big!
The kitchen is always where our family and friends gather. It has been wonderful to entertain here and have had many parties though the years. Even with all the space in this house, our friends always crowd around the island there.