Or should I say lane.
And now, officially(!), we are homeowners of 42 Evergreen Lane.
|actual Glastonbury rainbow|
Our new town of Glastonbury (10 minutes southeast of Hartford) holds around 33,000 souls and has bike paths, berry farms, a shiny new Whole Foods...you get the picture. Let's just say they lined Main Street with American flags this past weekend.
|notice any similarities?|
You can't make this stuff up people!
Glastonbury, henceforth known as G-bury, also has quite a few beautiful historic homes, and while we couldn't afford one of those bad boys, we discovered our hidden gem.
No, literally hidden.
The property is heavily wooded, slightly hidden on a roundabout road:
|Kev & the familia waving from the, er, front porch/side yard|
The house itself is completely private from Rear Window types, surrounded by:
a) a gurgling mountain stream to the right (now upgraded to 'creek' and 'mosquito headquarters' status because of rain):
|taken pre-creek mode|
b) a ginormous rock that runs the full length of the left side of the house:
|a rock this big needs a name...|
and c) a protected forest area in the back with a pond shared by a few neighbors:
|time to buy a canoe!|
There are some more pictures of the property below (inside house pictures next round!). Hope you all are as wow-ed by this special place as we are when you come visit! *hint hint*
Except for Jessie.
She's afraid of forests. True Story.
|a view from the back yard---looks less like a Cape Cod and more like a mountain cabin!|
|creek-sized mountain stream|
|debating the finer points of poison oak removal|
|creek side of the house---just a little overgrown!|
|view of the back yard with the pond beyond|
|just begging for huge patio|
|crawl space under the rock|