More of the Garden Tour

When we stopped our Jon Carloftis home place garden tour yesterday (here), I promised that you would see the house, carriage house, and guest house today.  Well, come on because as they say in the south, “time is wastin’.

 

 

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To get to the house from the shop, we walked through the carriage house.  Jon designed this garage to look like an old-fashioned carriage house, but this one is complete with mirrors and a chandelier.  The skies were overcast at this point, but later on, the rain came.

 

 

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It even protects this fabulous vintage car.

 

 

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There are also two trojan-like horses in the carriage house.

 

 

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After all, this is Kentucky, and we love our horses even when they are on wheels.

 

 

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Right past the carriage house is the foot bridge.

 

 

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It is full of more rustic goodness.

 

 

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Jon started his career designing rooftop gardens in New York City.  He had no connections at first.  He earned his reputation through hard work and unusual and homey designs.

 

 

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He has designed for famous people like Bette Midler and Julianne Moore among others.

 

 

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The little red dog house is tucked in beside the bridge.

 

 

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This is the main house on the property.

 

 

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The house has its share of sitting areas.

 

 

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The brick path meanders through the property from the house to the fantastic guest cottage.

 

 

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The guest house is tucked into a quiet area of the garden.

 

 

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The guest house has a secret, and I am going to share it with you.

 

 

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It was once a one-room school house.  It was on another part of the property, and they moved it to its current location.

 

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Although I didn’t go inside, I did step onto the back porch where a vintage checkers game was set up.

 

 

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I have always wanted a sleeping porch, and this porch could transform into a perfect one.  The river is not too far away, and I’m sure it can be heard on a quiet country night.  How hypnotizing.

 

 

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A twig fence encloses the guest house garden.

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This has been quite the garden tour, but there is more.  I have one more post tucked away to share with you.  Be sure to come back to see it.

 

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Comments

  1. says

    Wow this place is so amazing. I bet you had an awesome time touring it. It has something interesting at every turn and I am looking forward to your next post on it.

  2. says

    what a gorgeous place!

    When I was a little girl we used to go to my grandparent’s “Camp” which was an old one room schoolhouse in Clarian PA !

  3. says

    That is awesome. Love the one room school house. When I was a child in Montana I attende two room school houses until eighth grade when I went to Jr. High. Would love to have one of those on my property for a guest house. How charming.