Thursday, September 18, 2008

NOT ALL ALASKANS LIVE IN IGLOOS


My cousin and her husband live down the road from us about
 a mile. My older daughter and I visited their beautiful Alaskan 
home and I took lots of photos to share. Enjoy!



There are 2 sets of these gorgeous curved staircases, one for each floor.


What a beautiful kitchen--the black granite has copper pieces in it.

A huge walk in/walk through pantry to the laundry room.


A pod of Orcas went by the windows this week. Who needs TV!?

The hallway leading to 3 bedrooms. The door to the right is an elevator.

The elevator goes down to the garage--voila! groceries are brought up to the pantry.
Oh I could SO use one of these.


Master bedroom

A beautiful bedroom for visiting grandchildren.



These dolls are so lifelike!


Half of the master bath--I couldn't fit it all into the picture.

Outside is the smokehouse. My cousin's husband is very well 
known for his smoked fish.

The skull is plastic--I asked.

Some of that famous delectable Alaskan smoked salmon!


The original house on the property that their father still lives in--isn't it neat?
The view's not too shabby either  ;-)



9 comments:

Jane said...

What a GORGEOUS house!!!! It looks too beautiful to live in. Is this the guy who smoked the fish that Matthew brough home? Talk to you later.

Our Red House said...

What a fabulous house! I have never seen inside one that grand before. She had two fridges but she lives in Alaska. Wow!

Kate

Laura ~Peach~ said...

WOW what a beautiful house I am speechless... I love the staircases and the bed rooms the baby room the BATH TUB oh my! and the elevator to the garage how cool is that! just absolutely beautiful! I do believe i would try smoked fish there (i am not much on salmon) but then again I have only ever been offered it from a can and that was just gross... the cat loved it though!

Package will go out in the mail today :)

Hugs Laura

Niki RuralWritings said...

what else is there to say, but, WOW!
& that's alot of house to clean ;)
I love the elevator!

mary said...

What a beautiful home! The staircases are my favorite. How blessed your family is to live in such a beautiful place. Our move happens in 10 days - aaaaggh! I am at the "what in the world are we doing?" stage. :0)

Caution Flag said...

Well now, at first I kept wondering where they got their money and thinking we need to change jobs. Then I looked at those huge windows and started to think about the fact that it's Alaska. So I comforted myself by pretending that their house is freezing all winter long, so no way would I want to live there. Do NOT correct me on this!

gina's tidbits said...

Hi Kris,

WOW! Is all I can say! Thanks for sharing that history and beautiful place! Does not look like an igloo to me! A palace, comes to mind! A beautiful one, at that! Love the whole place; the bathroom with glorious tub, looks fabulous! Wonderfully breathtaking views too!

Thanks for your comments on my blog. It brought back happy memories for me; as you will see in the 2 comments I added to yours. It gives a bit of history about our beloved Pasley.

Talk soon, God Bless.

Gina

Becky said...

WOW!!! I would love to have orcas in my front yard but they probability wouldn't be happy there :-p That is a beautiful home!

Kathy said...

Looks like royalty lives there. I agree with who needs TV. I love the smoke house and smoked salmon yum!
Can you share sometime a post on how to smoke salmon?