Straight Out of a Romantic Painting

We took the house! It was just too charming to pass up. (This picture is not actually it, but it sure does look like it, foliage and all.) We'll be able to get in to start painting in a couple of weeks. It's cozy, but not cramped and, although the bedrooms are smaller than we'd like, we can make it work. Besides, the layout is perfect for us and the actual living area is pretty roomy for a cottage. Here are some of its selling features...

  • Nice, old-fashioned front porch that's large enough for friends to hang out on summer evenings and watch fireflies.
  • A great house to decorate for Christmas!
  • Living and dining rooms are divided by two columns like this one, so it looks extra spacious.
  • Bay windows in master bedroom (with window seat), dining room (with built in planter), and master bath.
  • One story!
  • Large corner lot with old trees and mature shrubs and flowers.
  • Lots of large windows throughout, the kind that clear the floor by about 12".
  • Newly remodeled eat-in kitchen with loads of new cupboard and pantry space.
  • Large laundry closet.
  • Privacy between the bedrooms. Each bedroom has a bathroom between it and the next bedroom.
  • Large master bath with large shower, and one of these in the bay window!
  • The two other bedrooms share a private bath.
  • Large two-car garage with independent automatic doors and an attic.
  • Garage has one of the best workbench areas I've ever seen, complete with drawers and cupboards.
  • The owner was really pleased with us. He said he doesn't usually allow people to paint and make improvements, but he was happy that we wanted to.
I wish it had a fireplace and I wish we could pull up the carpet to reveal the hardwood floors, but right now I'm just happy to have found a place! Now that this phase is over, I can let this knot is my gut unravel. All that's left now is the application process.

Thank you all so much for being so patient with me over the past few months. Your friendship and your words of encouragement mean more than I can say.

So, what do you think we should name it? Ideas?