Thursday, December 08, 2005

Acreage is the new bungalow

This is our new place. It's the one at the bottom of the photo, outlined in blue. aerialhouse The major portion of the house was a one-room schoolhouse built in the mid-1800s. Other rooms were added in the 1970s (aw yeah, baby, converSATION pit - come on over to Bettie's and we'll play Ice Storm!) and the 1990s. Stretching behind the house, and behind the neighbor's property, are 15 landlocked acres. JC pointed out to me yesterday that we are undeniably hip people. It's true. We have jobs that are the perfect mix of artistry and altruism. We live in a restored 1918 bungalow on a street with sidewalks where parents walk their kids to school and to the half dozen parks that are within a mile radius.We have the Mommyvan and the two dogs and the surfing teenager and the adorable toddler. We've got it going on. And what do we do to take it to the next level? We buy a 19th-century schoolhouse on 15 acres in upstate New York. Acreage is the new bungalow. Just you wait. Here are some other shifts you'll see in the hip paradigm: Out: Coffee drinks prepared by baristas In: Coffee prepared in the fireplace because a blizzard knocked out the power. Out: Stopping by the Whole Foods to pick up a salad. In: Stomping into the garden to pick a salad. Out: Vespas. In: Four-wheelers.


Anonymous peripateticpolarbear said...

Ooh! So cool! I wonder where in NY? there are lots of us Northeastern bloggers, you know!

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