This coming weekend Jim and I are being honored by the Baltimore Sun in the Real Estate Section where our home is the Feature Story. Words simply cannot express our appreciation to the talented writers, photographers and editors who worked so hard to showcase our dream home. There is a saying you may have hear me say, "This home runs on friendships, laughter and sweet tea". That said, we look forward to your visit - Everything is better when shared with friends. Terry
Here is a portion of the article for your enjoyment..
"Terry Stafford grew up in Chatham, Va., before bringing her Southern lifestyle to Abingdon some 28 years ago. Of her dream house, she proudly remarks, "Everybody who comes into this house says it should be in Southern Living magazine."
That was her plan all along when the builder she worked for designed a three-gabled, Colonial-style home for her and husband, Jim Boyd, for which they paid just under $750,000.
A licensed real estate agent with Keller Williams Premier Realty and the host for 20 years of the WCBM talk radio show "All About Real Estate," Stafford, 64, insisted that her home fit the couple's lifestyle."
"Dream entertaining: "Our home is fun and relaxing," Terry Stafford noted. "[It] flows, and that is one of the wonderful things we love about it. We love entertaining and having friends over, even though we don't do it nearly often enough. The largest party we have ever had was 125 people one Christmas. We have formal seated dinner parties copied from my mother's graceful Southern style, as well as very casual dinner parties in our outdoor dining room."
Dream room: Stafford calls the screened-in porch, which she added two years after the home was completed, her favorite. "It was modeled," she said, "after a home on Sullivan's Island in Charleston, S.C., where [my] sons Randolph and Landon lived. Jim and I just loved the openness there."
Dream collections: Stafford prizes her crystal and chandeliers. The outdoor dining area even has a working chandelier suspended from the trees above the table. Each of the five bedrooms is also illuminated with hanging chandeliers. "We have been given complete sets of crystal, and we love to go 'junktiquing' and run across a find to add to ours," she said."
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