i want to live here (forever)...

oh my goodness, i want to go to there! i just saw this on etsy and it took my breath away. how beautiful is this new york state home, which was the residence and studio of the artist henry varnum poor (which he built himself)?! according to the website, "both medieval and modernist in style the house embodies the ideals of the arts and craft movement, which sought to recapture the lost unities of living, working, and creating sundered by the industrial age." according to the ny times, the property was in danger of being demolished a few years back, but it was bought with the intent of eventually turning it into a museum. i guess the artist's son has recently begun to sell of some of his father's possessions which were completely intact in the house. too bad. i would love to see it just as it is in these photos. my husband and i took the children last year to a self-built home of a local artist here in georgia. it was so inspiring to see the way this (self-taught) artist melded his living and working space. art and life were truly one.

some larger images, and click on the photos above to see them larger as well...





6 comments:

oksana said...

me too!:)))

Cary Walker said...

isn't it amazing... can't stop looking at the pictures:)

katy said...

we were seriously having a psychic connection with that quote today... and it is a connection that is very useful, because it always gives me a reason to laugh!!

~your 'twin in the head' ;)

sammi said...

oh my.....will have to make a trip to it once this weird weather clears up!
I just keep looking at my house thinking how much I want to just start all over...

Cary Walker said...

me too sam. sadly we will have to move again soon. someday maybe i will have my own actual house to keep making over:)

Lara said...

Love these rustic photos! Love your blog!!!
Added it to my faves:)

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-Lara