Posted by: fromonthehill | October 25, 2011

#A history of my world in 100 objects #14

#14 Hillrise House, our house & home since December 1992. It lay empty when we viewed it & had been empty for 18 months. Our then 2 3/4 year old son stood at the landing window, with it’s views across to Brimham Rocks, and announced ‘I could live here’. It wasn’t a wreck but it was unloved & we went ahead and bought it. It’s like the house you drew as a child. Four windows, a door & 2 chimney pots. It stands in its own little plot of land with a two storey workshop next door. The workshop has been a joiners shop & is now our ‘bothy’. To move from suburban Leeds to the edge of the Yorkshire Dales with our son & two dogs was to realise a dream. Maybe it’s not as remote as we would really like & it’s certainly not near the sea but whilst we are still wage slaves it will certainly do for our bit of ‘Country Living’. It has evolved over time, it’s not a ‘finished project’ by any means but it has been stamped with our style & it’s certainly loved now.

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