WHY REAL ESTATE?
I have loved houses since I was a young girl. I grew up in a 1900s four square farmhouse in the rolling hills of Maryland on the ancestral lands of the Piscataway and Susquehannock First Nations Nations.
I watched my mother restore our home over the course of 20 years. I marvelled at the nooks and crannies inside of the built in cabinets placed below the light filled bay windows in the dining room. I treasured the robin’s egg coloured wooden window shutters and the brightly coloured rhododendron flowers that blanketed the side of the covered front porch in springtime.
Like many children of the 80s’ I collaged, lots. With National Geographic and Southern Living as my only magazines to work from I imagined landscapes and living spaces, possible futures. I collected paint chips from the local hardware store and wallpaper samples from the big binders my mother would borrow during her various remodel projects.
Fast forward almost 20 years and I am a mother of four living in an old wooden house with its own nooks, crannies, and (lots) of fixer projects. I have found my home here, on the opposite coast from my place of origin. I still love houses and established heritage landscaping. And although I love modern design and Danish modern furniture I wouldn’t trade my lakefront cottage for anywhere else on the planet. As a REALTOR® I hope to help people find, or pass on to the next generation, their home.