I realised I'd not actually described the farmhouse in Apparition quite a while ago and now I've decided to add it in. What I want though is for it to have a personality rather than it just being a building. I've kept detail at a minimum because I intend to weave a little of that detail into other scenes when appropriate. This represents just a couple of passes mainly aimed at tightening but I feel it aint bad. What do you think? I've put it just after Arthur looks out of the bedroom window and just before Sarah joins him there.
As beautiful as Eldmoore valley was, it hadn’t been the deciding factor. That had been the farmhouse itself. If the heavens threw all it had at the valley, even when everything else was raised to the ground, this little bully of a building would still be standing. ‘Cosy’ had been the descriptive in the brochure but when viewing, Arthur thought ‘bulldog’ more apt. A resolute stone guard.
Every room was minimalist and functional, the narrow stairs and landing underlined this build philosophy. The choppy, thick brickwork and woodwork solidified it even further. Cool to the touch and solid to a knuckle.
Sarah fell in love with the kitchen stroke living room, with its extended worktop partitioning the two halves. Both loved the woodwork, cut roughly, battered and scratched but smoothed as if hauled from the sea a millennia ago. The flagstone floor and queen posts with cross beams above brought the whole thing together, and at night, when the wall lights were lit, shadows criss-crossed the V of the gable ceiling.