Tuesday, June 30, 2009

What style is our new house?

So, I was reading the back posts at NewlyWoodwards.com and she posed an interesting question. What style is my house? I have been wondering that exact same thing. From the front our house looks like a cute, little cottage or something.

But from the side it is monstrous-looking, almost Victorian.

It was built around 1951-1953 and is full of character. Do all houses have to have a style? Is it possible to have a freak house that does not fit into a category?

We are buying the house from the grandchildren of the original owners. Apparently, according to some friends who know the area, the woman who lived in the house until recently was incredibly strange. The house sits fairly close to a busy two-lane road. The speed limit is 25mph, but most people do at least 50mph. Supposedly, to dissuade people from driving so fast, she would put trash in the road and hang roadkill(I hope it was roadkill) from the trees lining the road. Then, in October, she died suddenly. At the age of 72. Active people rarely die suddenly at the age of 72. What if she died in the house? What if she, like, fell down the stairs trying to do laundry and she thinks it is the houses fault that she died? What if my new house is haunted?!?!

Okay, so my fiance does not believe in ghosts, but I totally do. He also doesn't believe in vampires, werewolves(were-anything, for that matter), possession, etc. I totally do. I think anything is possible. I am not a math/science person, so even "scientifically explainable" things seem as though they could be supernatural. What about you guys? Do you believe in the supernatural or do you think the unexplainable is completely the opposite?


Anna See said...

first of all, i love your house! i can't wait to learn more about it.

i found out AFTER we bought our house that the woman who lived here fell and died in the house. in my bedroom. 6 weeks before we moved in. my kids DO NOT know this little tidbit and i have no plans to tell them. it has been 6 yrs and nothing strange has happened. when i started to freak out a little about it, i reminded myself of my home growing up-- an 1830's farmhouse. surely there was a lot of birth and death in that house over the 150+ years of its existence, yet it was the MOST wonderful place to grow up.

Oonafey said...

Well, I hope if she did die in the house, I never find out! I am already a huge scaredy-cat when I am there alone...

Kim said...

I'm always afraid of ghosts in my house, too. hehe.... but, I've never had a problem so far. I figure that if there are ghosts, they have to love what we've done with the place. =)

I think it's a cottagey houes. Although, I think the majority of houses are "mutts" =)

Danika Herrick said...

What an great house! Gorgeous! Loads of potential and room, can't wait to see what you do with it!