3.22.2011

new house tour: main level

I think it's a bit strange that we only spent 45 minutes in this house before deciding to place an offer.
But when you know you know.  It just felt like ours.
This isn't our dream home but I think I can make it dreamy.  (too cheesy?)
What I don't think I fully realized was how much I wanted to change every...single...room.
I will be planting a money tree in the back yard immediately upon closing.  :-)

Before I show you the house, I want to be clear that I realize buying a house is a blessing.  Although I dream of the changes I would love to make; I don't take this blessing for granted.  As a woman of faith, it was obvious that God was closing doors on the last house we bought.  So much went wrong that it was NOT meant to be.  This house went on the market around 11:00 a.m. and our Realtor had us inside by 1:30 p.m..  We submitted our offer the next day and everything about the process has been simple so far.  

I'm not going to share the changes dancing in my head today.  I have to save that for new posts!

Let's get started.  

entry

dinning


love the curved window wall

view from kitchen


I'll be watching the boys play from that stove!


hallway leads to garage, mudroom/laundry, and powder room


powder room




the steps you see are to the entryway and hallway to the bedrooms


guest room

boy's room #1

boy's room #2

boys' bathroom

master



There you have it! I'll share the lower level later.  All photos from the house were from the MLS.

I hope you enjoyed the tour today!
Thank you so much for all of  your comments yesterday.  You are so sweet and I appreciate you so much!
xo,

30 comments:

  1. Great tour! Your soon to be new home looks wonderful!

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  2. Abby, I love how open it is - being able to watch the kids while cooking is a dream come through!! Congrats!

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  3. Oh, and the boy's room #2 looked liked my husband's room when we started to dating! No joke! Of course, now that has all changed!!!

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  4. This house was so meant to be. It has your style written all over it! I think the hardest thing about being in our field and buying a new home is having patience! My money tree only blooms on a whim in the most perfect of conditions! :). Its been a slow process for me, but the result is that I know what I want. Its also incredibly satisfying to DIY. I have know doubt this home will have a gorgrous Abby stamp on it!

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  5. Congratulations on finding "your house." I look forward to that day, as well. (We're not even looking. . .but someday!) So exciting to dream about all of the changes. Can't wait to see what you do. Looks like lots of great open spaces.

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  6. Abby! I love how open it is! I can't wait to see how you change it!

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  7. Beautiful home! You are going to make it into a fabulous place! I love the dining room's windows and all the space in the mudroom! And the kitchen is great. So exciting! :)

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  8. OMG! it's AMAZING!!! and SOOOOOOOOOOOOO much potential for your special touch!! oh you're going to be so happy & BUSY in the new house!! so very happy for you!!!!!!!!! :)

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  9. That house has a ton of potential & I am sure you will make lots of fun changes. Enjoy the process!

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  10. Love the house. I can't wait to see what you do to it.

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  11. It looks nice and roomy and I am sure you will make it lovely.

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  12. I'm a sucker for a sunken living area, so I love it! I also really like that curved window in the dining room.

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  13. Wow, the place seems huge! Love the potential, even if you'll have to do a lot of re-painting ;)

    That kitchen is fabulously renovated. So excited to follow as you make the changes!!

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  14. Tour was great. That house is so clean and looks like it has great bones.

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  15. Oooh...lots of fab potential!! Best wishes for the closing and paperwork and everything house related!!

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  16. Oh my gosh, Abby, how exciting for you!! Great layout, great space... when your done it's going to be stunning.

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  17. I think you are going to make this really nice house into a great home! So excited for you!

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  18. Congrats on finding a new home! Things always happen for a reason. I am excited to see what changes you make to it. I also need a money tree by the way : )

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  19. Can i just say as someone who lives in England ( ie we have very small houses!) Its HUGE!!! I am loving it - such a blank canvas and everything looks perfectly liveable for now so no major structural upheavals in the short term!

    Its going to be stunning :-)
    Rachie xo

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  20. I love it Abby! It's so spacious and open! Everything definitely happens for a reason and I hope everything works out with this one! ;)

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  21. This house has a great layout. We hope it all works out!

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  22. YAY!!! So far so good! I just can't wait to see what you do with the place!

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  23. It is such a great home! I'm sure you will make it dreamy! I have no doubt!

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  24. Wow, I can see why you love this house! It's got a great layout and space! Can't wait until you get in there!

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  25. Congrats!! I love the space and can't wait to see you work your magic!!! HUGS, my friend.

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  26. Your new home has such great spaces. Love the open kitchen to your living area. So nice to have with kids!

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  27. Congrats!! that house is huge and nice as is. Doesn't look like it needs lots of work. I'm starting to shop around for houses too. I live in Holland btw :) it's nice to have found your blog, i feel like I'm your neighbor :) ha

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  28. What a great house!! It's unique and I love the kitchen and sunken family room combo. Ranches are the best :) It will be nice to have breathing room, won't it? So happy for you and looking forward to before's and after's! Thanks for the encouragement on our end. We are getting our FOURTH appraisal because, apparently, our other ones did us no favors. One guy from the insurance company is giving our loan officer good vibes...we shall see!

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  29. Abby, I think this house is great! Spacious yet cozy and I know you want to get in and change every room, but they really aren't that offensive. The bones are good! Fingers crossed that everything goes smoothly from here on for you.

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  30. Congratulations friend! What a wild and wonderful journey it has been that has led you to this house. I can't wait to see all the ways you put your signature style prints all over it! XO

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