Frank and I are learning that we may be out of sync
with what is considered de rigueur in Central Montana.
As our Dallas apartment (below) indicates we love a touch of drama.
So far we have not found anything in Lewistown we feel is "right".
As we consider
it has become obvious
appeals to us
may be considered
are in our opinion
For example -
Upon encountering custom quilted fabric panels
affixed to window frames with Velcro our collective reaction was to
rip them down immediately!
However we have been advised that "window quilts"
are considered a benefit against the elements.
Another case in point -
Not only do we find indoor/outdoor carpeting abhorrent -
curving it up the wall to serve as a self baseboard
seems to us incredibly repugnant.
Again, we were informed by local experts that
"A lot of folks really like that treatment - it's easy to keep clean".
|Provence fantasy - sadly this is not a Montanan reality|
After walking through
an old home -
that was slowly built -
over time by Italian immigrants -
into a sandstone hillside -
our immediate reaction was...
"it is so unique".
the local experts
who are guiding
"That's why it's been
on the market so long".
The good news is that I consider this dichotomy of perspectives
an opportunity to grab a Montanan treasure
nobody else wants.
We all share is a love for vast and open spaces.
Our challenge is to find that space indoors.