Where is the location of your home? Wake Forest, North Carolina.
What type of property it is? 1br/1bath condo in a historic mill building (Built 1856 as a paper mill on the Neuse River. It is one of very few antebellum mills in the south to survive Sherman’s March. The wood floors date from the 1930s, when it was converted into a cotton mill and then, in the 1960s, into cotton storage. In the 1980s, it was placed on the historic registry and converted to house about 40 condos.).
How long have you lived there? Just under a year.
How many people (and pets) reside there? 1 person, 2 cats (Oliver and Petunia).
What do you love most about your home? I love the 12 foot ceilings and enormous windows that look down over the river. We have a real sense of community here, and I have found the Mill to be a place of friends, nature, and healing (I moved in after breaking it off with my live-in boyfriend.)
If you could change one thing about it what would that be? The city is doing construction on a bridge right outside my window. They start at 7am, 6 days a week, and the project is slated to take a year and a half. I would like the new bridge to magically be built so I can get my peace and quiet back! Also, I wish I had a bigger unit…700 sq. feet (must sound crazy to complain about this to a New Yorker!) does not leave a lot of room for growth.
The photo above is Ginny’s living room. Keep reading to see some other pictures of her place.
Here’s the kitchen.
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