For John and I, HOME, is an all-encompassing concept and passion. Of course selling HOMES means knowing the current market, values, trends, and the direction of the future market to come, but we also have a larger vision that revolves around THE NEIGHBORHOOD PAPER (also the name of our newsletter now in it’s 23rd year-back issues available on our website.) and includes constantly adding service people to our database for everything imaginable having to do with HOME so that we can give our clients trustworthy referrals, as well as staying connected to ideas, products, and trends to pass along to bless our clients. This particular blog steps inside HOME.
Finding beautifully made, hand- crafted, wood furniture for your HOME can be a challenge in today’s cyber space, production-line dominated goods industry. Most of the fine ‘mom and pop’ furniture stores have disappeared, but one exists that brings together individually handcrafted wood furniture and a modern utilization of the web called, “Gat Creek”. Gat Creek, located in West Virginia, and founded by Gat Caperton, offers an experience of finding just the right piece for your HOME. Each piece is individually built, built for the client, and shipped directly if a local pick is not available. If finding a quality-made, eye-catching piece of furniture is your endeavor, then check out Gat Creek. (gatcreek.com)
A little bit of Gat Creek’s story from founder Gat Caperton:
“Growing up in West Virginia, I lived in a contemporary home surrounded by tall trees and mountains. My brother and I spent many of our days playing along a small creek that wound through the valley behind our house. Being a year older and four inches taller than my brother, I saw the creek first and quickly proclaimed it mine. My brother protested; I boasted. Giving in to the fatigue created by chasing two boys under the age of five, our parents simply relented, “Okay, it’s Gat’s Creek.” The name stuck and actually appears on maps now. My brother even- tually and kindly forgave me. Today, Gat Creek lives in our minds as a home of youth, nature and discovery—the essence of furniture that you will find. I began designing furniture in 1996 after purchasing a small furniture manufacturing company. The company, located in my home state, has built beautiful antique reproductions for over 40 years. Believing that great craftsmanship need not be limited to traditional furniture, I created Gat Creek. While the furniture bears my name, it really comes from the dedicated work of over 175 people that share a passion for woodworking, nature and home. We build Gat Creek furniture specifically for you. We don’t import, and we don’t run an assembly line. Each piece is hand- made from solid Appalachian Cherry and personally signed by the person who builds it.
We hold home sacred and hope to have the opportunity to share some of our craft with you and your home.”