Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Stairway to heaven...

Our day trip to South Boston (the one in Virginia) included a stop by the old family homeplace. My mom's grandparents lived here and raised 13 children. Of course I happily snapped away with my camera knowing I would want to share the visit with all of you. It's a beautiful old home with a grand staircase in the entryway. Mom says the kids used to slide down the old banister.

No one lives in the beautiful old house, however it remains in our family. It makes me sad that it sits empty. Well, not really empty. I didn't take many pictures of the inside because it is filled to the brim and being used mostly as storage. Oh gosh, you wouldn't believe the potential it has- rooms filled with light and high ceilings...big windows, fireplaces. The old bedrooms upstairs have those slanted ceilings I love. And that stairway, a stairway to heaven, a dream. It's so beautiful. I hope that one day someone makes it a home again and restores the old place to her glory.

Tomorrow I will show you some of the scenery from the old farm. It's so beautiful they once filmed part of a movie there. It starred Richard Gere and Jodie Foster. Can you guess the movie?

12 comments:

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

OMG...this house is lovely....wouldn't you just love to make it your own....what would you do first? I can't think of the Jodie Foster/ Richard G movie.......

Living on the Spit said...

I know what movie you are talking about!!! Somersby is one of my very favorites! This house is so very beautiful. I want the staircase...can you imagine going to prom or something equally as wonderful and being all dressed up and coming down that stair case!!! I loved this post Kim...you did a really really good job.

My home - My life said...

Boston is on my list of places to visit. The home looks really nice!

Don't know the movie (I'm bad with that kind of stuff).

Rambling Girl said...

Such a beautiful home! I love old homes like this. My grandparents lived in one simaliar to this in Leary ga. The bedrooms had fireplaces in each one of them. Real high ceilings and all. Wrap around porch. It was only one story but so huge. Big formal dining room, 5 bedrooms, three bathrooms, sun room, den, big foyer. Claw bathtubs...you know what I am talking about...Probably like your family's home. Oh I wish they made homes like they used to...

Jenn said...

Great minds think alike eh?

This home is amazing, I LOVE the staircase!

traci said...

i know the movie too!! that house is gorgeous. i can't believe no one lives in it. what a shame. that staircase is just wonderful. i'll take it.

Big Hair Envy said...

That house is breathtaking! My daughter would just die to be able to walk down those stairs to meet her prom date.....or any other date for that matter!!!

Thanks for sharing a bit more of your family's history with us. Keep it coming!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

What a fabulous home! Hmmm..I cannot think of the movie, 'course I stink at remembering names of movies anyways!

xo
Becky

(Sometimes!) Serendipitous Girl said...

Ok, I promise you and BHE that I'll move to the East Coast if I can live in that house ; ) Thanks for all of your sweet comments while I was away! I mailed your postcard from Provence, so I'm sure I'm back before it will get to you, but rest assured it's on the way!

Lisa said...

What a wonderful home and I love that staircase.

Great photos!

sarah @ a beach cottage said...

oh wow it is just gorgeous, I just love the staircase, I would be so happy to live there... I will take it lol!

sArah

Liz said...

Um ok, when can I move in?