April 2012

201 HIGHWAY 15

UPDATE: THIS LOVELY HOUSE IS NOW SOLD!

I like this one a lot. This redbrick farmhouse is set on five fantastic, varied acres (field in front; Canadian shield out back) and has been restored and updated with a real empathy and love. It just might be the best house of its type that I’ve seen. Let me tell you some of the reasons why I say that.

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FEATURED FICTION - THE FRUIT STAND

The Fruit Stand

We were almost home. I had already caught glimpses of the cabin across the water—its leaning screened-in porch, the soft, sloping lawn. But my nine-year-old son, Josh, wanted me to stop anyway. “We should buy some blueberries,” he said, meaning from one of the many stands set up along the eastern shore of the lake this time of year. “Or apples, what about apples?” Didn’t I think apples were a good idea? “Maybe David will make a pie,” he said. “Isn’t that a good plan?” He looked at me expectantly, as if I should congratulate him for his insight into the day¹s ripe possibilities. He cocked his head neatly to one side and grinned.

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I BOUGHT A CHAIR

tulip chair

That’s right, I bought a chair. Doesn’t seem like the sort of news that should appear at the top of page one, does it? But this is a bit special, and a classic, sort of. The chair is based on the iconic tulip chair, designed in the mid 1950s by the Finnish American architect and designer, Eero Saarinen, and produced by Knoll, the American furniture company.