My friend Peggy is awesome. Crazy-attractive and crazy-quirky are two of my favorite qualities in a person. Lucky for her, she found a house to match...so we had a chat about it.
What does your new house say about you and your family? Totally captures our personality. It’s got a personality that’s not indicative of Salt Lake, which is why I love it.
What is it indicative of? Mid-century modern. It feels like the Brady Bunch. It’s quirky; cool quirky. It’s got enough odd qualities to make me love it even more.
So you see your personality reflected in the house? Absolutely. If I had walked into one more bungalow, I would have slit my wrists. I knew that I would know the house the second I walked into it, and I did.
Wow. What about bungalows is so bad? It reminds me of when we first moved to Utah and everything was the exact same.
How are you different? I mean…(laughs)…I’m a scorpio; I’m from the east coast. My personality is kind of an eclectic mix…not quite put together. That’s what this house is like. It’s not perfect, but it’s perfect for us. I wanted to feel connected to Cody and Lyric if we were going to be living in a space so open. It’s a little off-beat, and so are we. I feel like if my house could talk, it would have my laugh. It’s hard to describe, but everyone really likes it.
You met Ron Mullin? The architect, right? You would have thought I was meeting Brad Pitt. Ugh, no…I hate celebrities. But I like Rihanna and Jay-Z, so it was like meeting them. I have no idea about anything Ron’s designed other than this subdivision. I’d never seen this design back east, and I sort of attached his name to this cool, new floor plan, so it was a bit like meeting a rock star for me. He was such a cute little man. I think he was embarrassed that I was so excited to meet him. I just think his homes are amazing.
Peggy (side note): Go buy stuff from Ron at Green Ant. He’s so nice; he even tried to get blueprints for the house. Please plug Green Ant! I love that place.