The View From Here - Various thoughts and travels
I would have loved to have lived in this one. I like the overall design of it too and it's worth seeing more than once.
I suspect the removal of the tree coverage has contributed to the dry wood and good preservation of the outside of this catalogue home. The black and white works well on this because it has good contrasting shades.
I will also add I like it better than the headline color photo from the blog with the wheat surrounding it. The stubble looks better.