House Touring: Memphis, TN

Alright guys, I’m back with the first of many posts about our vacation. The posts following this one will be kind of like travel/city guides for the various places we visited, so this one is kind of unique. On our way down to New Orleans, we stopped over for a night in Memphis to visit Jordan’s uncle. He lives in a beautiful old, Spanish style home built sometime in the 1920’s. I’m tellin’ ya, they just don’t make ’em like this anymore!

I’m a sucker for columns.

Check out the living room:

The sofa table has incredible intricate detail..

As does the fireplace..

How cool is that? It’s reminds me of Grecian pottery.

Next up, I wanna show you guys some of the really awesome details in the kitchen. Like this copper apron sink. First of all, I LOVE apron sinks and my dream kitchen has one for sure..but I had never seen a copper one. Definitely a cool, more masculine alternative.

 That hammered detail is just too cool, don’t ya think?

And take a look at this awesomeness..when he redid his kitchen he added an ice-maker disguised as a cabinet on the end of his island.

Genius.

Here’s the bedroom we stayed in:

You can’t really tell from this picture how MASSIVE the four poster bed was, but let me assure that it was. Like, I had to get a running start to get up there.

I think the thing I love the most about older homes are the small little charming details that give the house its’ character. For instance, these doorknobs:

You won’t find knobs like that in any new construction home. Just beautiful.

Now let’s venture out into the backyard, shall we?

I would love waking up to this every morning!

So quaint.

And here I am with the owner of the home, Jordan’s uncle Jim (aka Tookie).

So, what’d you guys think? What was your favorite part of the house? Are you a lover of old homes, too, or do you prefer new homes? Tomorrow, I’ll be posting my guide for New Orleans so be sure to come back and check it out!

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July 20, 2011. Tags: . Home/Design.

One Comment

  1. Dad replied:

    Wow; what a beautiful home! I loved all of it!

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