As an adult I had several apartments in New York. I can think of seven of them, and four summer rentals before I bought (and since sold) a summer home. Since I left New York, I have lived in four different homes, the fourth being the present one.
I like to think that this present house is our forever house. But you never know. Of course Mother Nature could take it away (hurricanes). Perhaps hard times would force us to sell. But if nothing drastic happens, this could be our forever house. I often joke that if money were no object, I could own one last great house, maybe a center hall house, or a townhouse (with parking) in the French Quarter.
Recently I did a post about Julia Reed's house being for sale. It seemed like her forever house as she wrote so lovingly about it in her book The House on First Street. Everyone asks me why she is selling, and really I don't know, and can only hope that is a decision she made in order to move onto something good.
|Tricia Guild has been inspiring me lately|
I have been on Tricia Guild visual journey for the past few weeks, exploring her body of work through images. In my research I see she is selling her vacation home in Tuscany, a house she has owned for over 20 years. It seemed like a forever house if ever there was one.
|For sale in Tuscany - could it be your forever house?|
|Tricia Guild's living room in Tuscany|
|The house has gotten plenty of press|
|Blue bedroom in Tricia Guild's Tuscan home|
|Another blue bedroom|
|This photo was in an article about Tricia Guild's Tuscan home, but clearly it is not a room in that house|
|This is another gorgeous Tricia Guild room|
|Loving the ombre Tricia Guild did in this room|
|More press for the villa in a Greek decor magazine|
|A guest room in the the Tuscan villa of Tricia Guild|
|The dining room in Tricia Guild's Tuscan villa|
|A pretty pink sitting room in Tricia Guild's Tuscan Villa|
|The kitchen in the villa of Tricia Guild|
|Love the citron|
|After twenty something years Tricia Guild is leaving her Tuscan villa|
|For sale HERE|
Is the concept of a forever house a thing of the past? There are starter homes. Then there are larger homes to accommodate a larger family. And then there's the senior downsizing. And maybe that can change too if good health goes out the window.
Here in New Orleans, generations of families live in the same house over the years. Kids grow up and move into their own homes, but mom and pops stay put, and the house is often a legacy that goes back to the kids who tend to keep the house in the family. Hurricane Katrina wiped out many of those forever homes.
|A sweet townhouse in the French Quarter for sale HERE|
So, do you live in your forever house?
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