September 08, 2023
Photography by Brian Wetzel
When we purchased this home, it was originally called Suris of Swan Lane as the previous owners had an alpaca farm with the specific Suri type. Once we purchased the home and inherited the farm, with adding on to the amount of alpacas we had and types (32 in total) , we wanted to change the name of the home to "Casa Alpaca" so it felt unique to us. The deciding factor of purchasing this home was that we saw ourselves growing old and living in this home forever.
To me, it’s all about the feeling that you have when you are in the actual home. The layout of our house makes every square inch usable space, which to me is the most important factor in functionality and, in turn, being there forever.
I really knew that what I wanted to create in this home was timeless elegance and something that I would never get tired of. With that said, being a designer and co-owner of Widell + Boschetti, my personal aesthetic always has an eclectic, bold, and no boundaries approach. However, by incorporating neutral color palettes, it balanced that.
Each room needs to be unique to its own, having its own personality and purpose. However, it should all play a part to the full story and experience in the home.
Being fully honest and transparent here, anyone's feedback or direction did not matter as I had such a clear vision and was going to trust my intuition and gut when designing the home. With that being said, my family fully trusts in my vision and capabilities of designing our forever home with everybody’s interests and personalities in mind!
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