Tuesday, July 21, 2009

House Hunting

Here we go! The first house I looked at was on a small lake. I grew up on a lake in Michigan and loved it. I have always wanted to live on a lake again. From the outside this house looked perfect.

The view of the lake from the front deck was great too. A little trimming of the tree branches and you would have a wonderful view.

This is the view from the dock. This is a very small lake. No motor boats are allowed. Canoes, kayaks, row boats and paddle boats are all that you see. I like that. No noise...

The lake was called Mirror Lake and from the picture above you can see why. It does reflect the shoreline like a mirror.

Now for the bad part. I don't have pictures to show you of inside, but it was really small. I could have dealt with that, but it smelled so bad! Mold and mildew....I have allergies to mold. So this one is not where my next home will be.
Welcome Home,


  1. Congratulations on selling your house. We are getting ready to put ours on the market and are a little nervous with the economy the way it is. Do you have any pointers on selling that you could share with all of us?

    Thank you and I really enjoy your blog.


  2. Nope, you don't need that, but it certainly does look charming from the outside. Cute little pond, too.

  3. It is a beautiful view, but I don't blame you for not wanting to live there with the smell of mold.
    There is something better for you.

  4. Nice view and the house is pretty from the outside, but the nose knows! I think it's fun to look at houses, I just know you will find one that will be perfect, remember, it needs a studio!:>)

  5. cindymeguiar@yahoo.comJuly 21, 2009 at 11:45 PM

    Love the lake...but I can understand about the allergies. Good luck!

  6. Congrats on selling your home and good luck finding a new one. How exciting!

  7. Congrats on selling your house! Now you've got me wondering where you're moving! I don't blame you for not moving there if the home has mold and mildew! That's a recipe for a headache!

  8. It's so nice of you to take us on the house hunting journey with you. The outside does look gorgeous there :) but mold...noooo!!

    Will wait to see number 2!

  9. What a beautiful setting. Shame the house wasn't right. But you will just know when it is right. It'll call your name!. Can't wait to see where you end up.
    Cal x

  10. Moving on! Anything else available on Mirror Lake? It sure is pretty.

  11. I don't blame you.. the mold and mildew would take a LOT of work to remove... and with allergies.. YIKES! WOW though... that lake is GORGEOUS!

  12. Oh No! Mold is terribly to deal with in a house (I know from experience)! But the view was lovely even if the inside wasn't great. I'm sure you'll find the perfect house!


  13. Cute house, great lake …
    But it would take to much time and money to get that house



  14. Lovely place with gorgeous views, but smells are not good. You will find the right home, Penny.


  15. Hi Penny,
    Wow! you are moving how fun for you. You get to redecorate and recreate.
    What lucky folks that bought your beautiful home. Don't you have a horse are you going to bring him along?.
    Can't wait to see your new home and house hunt with you.
    Take care and have fun house hunting,

  16. Mirror lake and Highlands are gorgeous. My mother-in-law summered in Highlands for many years and we've stayed there ourselves when we wanted to get away from the heat and hurricanes when we lived in the Bahamas. In fact we stayed at a cute cottage near Mirror lake one year.

    In all of my mother-in-laws homes there, with the exception of the one on the golf course at the Highland Falls Country Club, they all smelled like mildew. I was told Highlands is in the middle of rain forest and it sure smelled like one.

    Happy house hunting. It's one of my favorite things to do. There are lots of beautiful lakes in western NC where we are, especially Lake Chatuge in Hiawassee, Ga. We don't have the elevation of Highlands though, but we don't get their cold winters at 4000' either.

  17. Before I read the thing about mold, I would be concerned to have my front yard pitch down that steeply toward the house. If you had flooding rains (like there were one summer in NC when we were there), I'd be concerned. I vote no, Penny.


    Sheila :-)

  18. Penny,

    That's the only problem with living near water...the dampness.

    Can't wait to see what you look at next.