For me, the Palazzo will always be the model that got away. It’s the home I could have had, maybe would have had, except…
Except, when I began looking at Epcon homes in 2007, I had no idea that a cute, cozy stand-alone home called a Palazzo would one day be available.
The Abbey was my first love. From the moment I walked in, I knew it was meant for me. Everything about it felt like home. But then…
Then, three years went by, and I was still looking at homes. I paid another visit to Maples at the Sonatas, walked down the street with Jon, and walked through the Palazzo. And I felt torn. I loved it too. It also felt like home.
But I made the logical decision and chose the Abbey. Its incentives made it quite a bit less expensive, despite being larger. I liked its location better. I preferred the separation of the bedrooms.
I have never regretted my decision. This blog makes that abundantly clear. But, kind of like a lost love, I have never forgotten the Palazzo. The one I almost chose was purchased by former students of mine; another was built and sold. Now we have a third Palazzo that is currently a furnished model.
I find myself drawn down the street and letting myself in. Not every day or every week, but often enough. Every time I step in the front door, I remember why it appealed to me. I walk slowly through each room. And I sigh a lot.
I did that again today, this time with my camera. Here are some of the photos I took. I’m not sure they will do the home justice, but perhaps you’ll catch a few glimpses of its appeal for me.
And here are a few special touches that I especially like:
I like this desk area to the side of the kitchen. It would be great having my computer here in the center of the home.
I like having access to the courtyard from the master bedroom, as well as the living area.
I like having a cooler place in the courtyard, with both a roof for shade and a fan too.
And I like this niche in the hall connecting the two bedrooms and baths. As for what I would put in it, that would require a shopping trip!
Take it from me. This home is going to make its future owner(s) very, very happy.