YOUR HOUSE NEEDN’T BE a mansion to impress me.
Just look at this sweet little brick house along Main Street in downtown Waterville.
I’ve never seen a house sandwiched like this, wall-to-wall, between two buildings and tucked into a totally unexpected place.
The owner ducked out of the scene just before I shot this single photo. She loves her home, she said, and that was about it. I didn’t want to overstay my “Can I take a picture of your house?” welcome since she clearly was entertaining guests.
But I really wanted to walk around the fence, right up the brick path and through the front door, just so I could see if the little brick house is as quaint inside as it is outside. And how dark, or light, is it inside that house anyway?
I counted at least four benches where I could sit a spell and chat. Maybe ask about that horse by the fence, the bear bench by the brick wall, how this house came to be, if patrons from the neighboring Corner Bar and Main Street Lounge ever cause problems. You know, stuff like that.
FYI: This ends, for now, my stories from Waterville. To read my first post about this southern Minnesota lakeside community, click here.
To read my second post about a quaint coffee shop, which also serves as a place for local artisans to sell their creations, click here.
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