Thursday, March 12, 2009

My House Is On Fire

Hubby and I recently received a certified letter from our little town to let us know that the local fire department has applied for a variance to build a firehouse directly across the street from our house. Now, we have always been good little townies and pay our taxes and shovel our snow and cut our grass (most of the time) but the idea of fire whistles (very loud sirens, actually) and firetrucks and firemen (this is not a plus, trust me, these are not the kind of firemen whose pictures end up on calendars) directly across from our house all the time does not seem like a good thing. In fact, it pretty much sucks .... unless, of course, our house really does catch on fire, but this is not something I am going to wish for.

So this has gotten us back to looking at land and farms and barns and back to our dreams of organic farming and crafting. I am thinking the only way this will ever be possible is if we actually live in the barn so I have been obsessing over barn conversions lately and found some amazing work by Carrier and Company that I wanted to share.




10 comments:

Kella MacPhee Photojournalist said...

ohhh.... love it! i want to live there too!

uncorked said...

Ok Kella- but you have to bring Ruby and okay, Chris, too :)

Team Zvonik said...

Oh Geez! Sorry about the firemen moving in! Bummer that they're not the calendar boys like you said! HAHA

I have always dreamed of living in a barn! Painting in that much space would be heaven. These photos arre awesome. if you get that kind of scene, all your artist friends will want to move in!

ThePeachTree said...

As long as you have a guest bedroom in the back for Peach, I'll be a happy camper :) :)

Botanical Bird said...

Holy smokes Cat!! too bad about the Fire Dept, but it's great that you are making some plans to maintain your sanity. The pics are really something! I can't get over how amazing they all are, I'm ready to move too!

sherry said...

Oh, I think you should go for it. We have dreams, I know this is crazy, of renovating an old bank to live in. There's one in Cape May where we go every summer.

StylinStuff said...

I could get used to living in a place that looked like this! Thanks for sharing!

Elisa Shere said...

OMG, those converted barns are just amazing! Follow your dreams, girl! Maybe this firehouse thing happened for a reason? You never know...

lyptis said...

Oouh, Lovely picture! Can i have a house like that??!

I want I want!!

lyptis said...

I wanted to say 'pictures'!!

Anyway, now i have to double post,
sucks that they move in next door, can u tell them not to?
I guess not..