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A Gaze Into My Soul

A Gaze Into My soul is a blog by Amber Flowers. Discover a menagerie of opinionated personal posts, sarcasm & poetic musings. Follow me as I explore rugged & urban terrain across Kentucky and beyond. Keep in touch with Soul Gaze Photography, LLC via photography, projects and other content related to my business. Discover reviews of products of all types and sizes. 

A Gaze Into My Soul

A blog by Amber Flowers. Discover a menagerie of opinionated personal posts, sarcasm & poetic musings. Follow me as I explore rugged & urban terrain across Kentucky and beyond. Keep in touch with Soul Gaze Photography, LLC via photography, projects and other content related to my business. Discover reviews of products of all types and sizes. 


Realty Photography of 72 Oak Circle in Fountain Run Kentucky

This unique and beautifully designed home overlooks the lake and is available for sale. Please contact: Mary Bess Pedigo of Real Estate Solutions at: mbpedigo@gmail.com or 270.784.2404.

Located on a private drive just off HWY921 past the Browns Ford area of Barren River Lake. Around 30mins from Glasgow, KY or 20mins from Scottsville via Google Maps.

This property is located on a private drive overlooking Barren River Lake. Image Credit: Google Maps.

This property is located on a private drive overlooking Barren River Lake. Image Credit: Google Maps.

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by a lady all the way in Seattle Washington! She owned a property on Barren River Lake and had wanted a local photographer to photograph it. I was excited to see the property, so looked it up online. It was gorgeous with the stone fireplace and wood walls. Realty photography isn't my specialty, so experience is limited to a few houses. I'd never photographed a property that was all wood without even a white ceiling to bounce flash if needed. I knew it would be a challenge. I advised her honestly and she still trusted me to provide my best work, so I prepped my gear and awaited the day of our realty session and looked forward to meeting her in person.

It was quite cold the morning of the realty session. There were even flakes of snow falling. It had already begun to stick to elevated surfaces. We contacted each other to verify we were still shooting. She was so very kind to tell me that if I didn't feel safe to drive, to let her know and we'd reschedule. Since the radar was mostly clear, I continued to get ready and thankfully, the skies did clear. Of course, the recent rains, snow and cold proved to still provide a hazard. I'd had to detour due to one road being impassible due to water flowing across the road. Ritter's Mill is known for flooding, but it cuts off about 15 minutes on my trip to the lake, so I had hoped it would be clear.

Flooding at Ritter's Mill in Barren County Kentucky made the road near my house impassible.

Flooding at Ritter's Mill in Barren County Kentucky made the road near my house impassible.

The rest of my trip went smoothly, other than avoiding random ice, until about 5 minutes away. A black and white dog was standing in the road. She was beyond stubborn. No amount of honking my horn or revving the engine deterred her. Even inching slowly proved to be ineffective as she kept sniffing my front bumper and I was unable to visually pass her. I'd had 10 minutes left until time for my appointment, so I was starting to freak out. I'm an animal lover so I didn't want to harm her just because I was in a rush. There was no one around. The house was on a straight stretch of road and looked abandoned. She didn't have visible signs of aggression, rabies or injury - so I got out of my car. I'd thought that maybe I'd be able to scare her away manually, but she was so friendly. It backfired too as suddenly two adorable puppies ran out to us. My heart melted. I knew I had to ignore my animal rescue instincts and get to my appointment, but how?

Suddenly, like a hero, a man and a teen boy arrived coming from the direction I was heading. The man thought I was humorous for being so cautious. He was kind enough to watch them so I could pass. I didn't trust him to not let me accidentally hit them, so I literally just rolled steadily forward on edge awaiting for any sound or feeling of mortal injury. Our eyes met. His were laughing. Mine were worried. Finally, I could see them in my rear-view mirror. I watched as the truck pulled into the driveway of the abandoned house. This gave me hope they would be ok. I glanced at the time on my phone and continued my journey with increased urgency.  I knew I would now be late.

I found the road without difficulty. This road provided the ability to go left or right to reach your destination. I'd chosen to go right as it looked the most wooded. It was a beautiful view. Practically a single lane road with a view like that of a national park. I could only imagine how beautiful such a road would be in the summer when the woods are lush with flora and fauna. I was so angry at myself for the delay. It would've been nice to linger here a moment.

I arrived at the property 10 minutes late. I was so furious at myself, yet I knew I must still do my best. Everything happens for a reason and I'd never forgiven myself had I harmed those dogs. Thankfully, the lady was very understanding and welcoming. Her Husband was also inside and they were eager to assist me anytime I needed furniture or anything moved. They also offered me water although I'd brought my own. Such hospitality!

My first impression of the house was the gorgeous porch. I loved the size. The color of the wood. The potential for welcoming friends and family. Also the addition of the ceiling fans. Perfect for summer!

The large porch was warm and inviting.

The door was a beautiful red color and really stood out against the dark wood.

I opened the door and was very impressed with the interior. It was so open and also cozy and inviting. The wood wasn't nearly as dark as I'd thought judging by the photos I'd found online. It was a beautiful warm pine color. I totally loved the staircase and the room overlooking the living room.

The unexpectedly beautiful interior.

The stone fireplace and bay window.

The dining and kitchen area was also just as open and lovely. I'd not been expecting there to be so much light coming into the rooms. There was a huge sun-room on the back! It overlooked the property's view of the lake.

There was so much light! I wasn't expecting this at all.

The kitchen is conveniently open to the living and dining room.

The amazing sunroom!

Such an amazing view from the sunroom. I imagined how gorgeous it would be in the summer at full level.

There was even an attached deck just off the sunroom that overlooked the lake.

I could imagine warm summer breezes...and the water sparkling like diamonds.

There was even a beautiful stained glass window.

This window is also visible from the master bathroom on the other side.

Hard not to love the vintage styled lantern!

I moved to the hallway to see the other rooms.

There was a bright and clean laundry room.

The master bedroom had a double closet and a cozy fireplace.

The TV was displayed very creatively. I totally loved the vanity built in to the double sink.

The master bathroom was amazing. Double sink, makeup vanity between them, separate shower and a tub.

I then went up the stairs to see the upper level.

It was so cool to see the view below.

This was my favorite room. I could imagine my office or a romantic nook here.

This additional bedroom would be great for so many uses and had such a unique shape and still had room for a closet!

There was a full, finished basement (perfect for guests or family room) with bathroom. Outside was this lovely patio.

Such a beautiful view. I was envious of the future owners...

After I completed my photos, I stood alone for a moment in the back yard, taking deep breaths as the sun warmed my skin. That same sun would turn the lake into glittery aqua in only a few months. The smell of fresh air and sounds of nature was beyond relaxing. The neighbor I saw hiking down the road as I left was also very friendly. Something about this place just felt so inviting and I caught myself dreaming of summer. Of hosting parties. Of sitting on the deck listening to the crickets. Or enjoying my morning coffee in the sunroom. Maybe even painting there too. This property would be perfect for anyone whether for a family home, vacation home or even a rental investment. Most of all, it would be perfect for those who love a gorgeous view with a home full of beautiful light and the space to become anything you imagine. Had I the money to invest, it would already be mine. So, I totally recommend that you make an appointment to see this gorgeous property in person!

You may be just as enchanted by dreams of summer just as I was!

Interested?

Please contact: Mary Bess Pedigo of Real Estate Solutions at: mbpedigo@gmail.com or 270.784.2404. Located on a private drive just off HWY921 past the Browns Ford area of Barren River Lake. Around 30mins from Glasgow, KY or 20mins from Scottsville via Google Maps.

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