Sunday, May 18, 2008

Name Your Homeplace - Casapearl


Maggie has a contest going related to naming your homeplace. This is Casapearl. She is a 1920 California Craftsman bungalow on Pearl Street. I bought this house three years ago and almost immediately named her Casapearl and that's how I always think of her.


She is my refuge in a town I don't always like living in but I love my neighborhood. No matter how bad a day I've had, there is a relief to pulling into the driveway and knowing I'm home. She has windows in every room which means tons of light and gorgeous hardwood floors throughout. Not a huge yard but enough to keep me busy. The kitchen is short on countertops and electrical outlets but funky isn't always a bad thing!


And the porch.... what can I say? I fell in love with the house just walking up onto that old porch. Even when the house looked like this! I knew she had to be mine. I plant the window boxes every spring and sit out on the porch knitting or reading when it gets warm. I decorate her for fall and for winter. She's a jewel box and probably the most perfect house I will ever own.


She's allowed me to feel at home in my town and to get to know my neighbors all along my street - a very unusual thing in today's world. Last year the woman who grew up in her stopped to take a little tour. She left me with the original architectural blueprints for which I am extremely grateful. I will leave them with her next owner and take a copy to someday maybe build another just like her. She is my dream home - Casapearl.

10 comments:

____Maggie said...

I love the name and I nevah connected your display name with a home. Doh!

We have a lot in common, house wise. I live in an older home with windows in every room and hardwood floors thoughout. I like sunshine!

I'm getting to know participants through this little contest and it's been fun. :D

Houston said...

Any home that has a porch has a headsart on ant other place in my book. Thanks for inviting us over.

Bookfool said...

Oh, I love the way you dress up your home throughout the seasons and the name of your home!

Laura said...

What a charming house! I love the porch--it looks like the perfect place to sit on an early summer evening!

Robin said...

Casapearl is the perfect name for her. She's beautiful! I'd spend a lot of time reading on the front porch (spring, summer and fall...it looks too cold in the wintertime!).

cj said...

What a loving tribute to a beautiful home! The porch is amazing and the name is perfect.

cjh

Lynne said...

I absolutely love the look of your home! The porch is great. Wanna trade homes???

CarolynDoesMath said...

I thought Pearl was your first name, not the street you live on...how kewl!
~Carolyn~

LisaMM said...

Casapearl is beautiful!

J. Kaye Oldner said...

I hate to repeat what Bookfool said, but it's true! :)

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