I once uploaded this house as a shell on the Simmers Society. There was a thread where you could share your unfinished projects and see how other simmers completed them.
Originally, however, I started this build–then called Hattie’s Hovel–because it is based on a place that I once dreamed about many, many years ago. I think it was when I was young enough to have been really immersed in the Anne of Green Gables series of books. I wanted the lot to be mysterious, yet enchanting, and I think it still has some element of that feeling, but it certainly has evolved into so much more.
I still haven’t completed the interior, but I’m getting there. I may do some more tweaking to the landscaping, but I love how it’s turning out.
It’s a great lot for horse lovers, as well as gardeners. In fact, there is a mushroom cellar! Mushrooms are actually grown deep under the earth where it is dark and damp, so I decided to add this touch of reality.
For now, here is a sneak peak of Hattie’s House (Hattie was my maternal grandmother’s name, so I’m hoping the build has some of her sourthern blend of guts and grace!):
Mushroom and wine cellar
Bridge linking driveway to front path leading to house
Path between house and greenhouse
Driveway, road in front part of lot, small “bridge” that may “flood during high water” 😉
Driveway (road in front of lot)