Having just spent five days marooned atop a mountainside in rural western North Carolina, I have a new appreciation for rustic homes set in snowy winter scenes. The New York Times published the latest piece in their series “International House Hunting in…” on Wednesday, showcasing a home in Whistler, Canada.
I like this property because it looks cozy without being cramped, and it has sizable spaces that offer great views. You may notice that the furniture and appliances are somewhat dated and rustic as well…fitting for a vacation home. Why spend a couple grand on brand new appliances and furniture when the older, well-worn pieces serve the purpose and won’t be ruined by the rigors of cold weather?
I could never live full-time in the extreme weather of a place like Whistler, but as a timeshare or vacation rental, I would love it, weird furniture and appliances included.