30 September 2008

She's ours! She's finally ours!

We closed on the new house this afternoon! And while I am still incredibly stressed that we haven't sold our current home, I am so, so excited and thrilled that my dream house is ours! I spent most of the evening there meeting with the various people who will help us with all the loose ends and finishing touches, and I walked through this house in disbelief that I get to live there. We plan to move next weekend, the 11th. I better get packing!

I love the front porch and can't wait to put up a porch swing on that far end. The hooks are even already there.

The front door opens into this entry hall. The door has an old-fashioned doorknob, and the entire house is done with period details but also the most modern conveniences and all energy-efficient, green construction.

Straight through the entry is the living room (where Ryan is) . The door on the left is a little powder room.

There is a study to the left of the front door (no picture yet) and then the red dining room is on the right. I do love red but I want to paint this room a more neutral taupe so I can decorate for the seasons with all my cute stuff.

I have always wanted a butler's pantry, and there is one with hutches on either side of this passage into the kitchen. There is also another built-in hutch in the dining room to the right of the butler's pantry door.

This is the view from the living room into the beautiful all-white kitchen. Love it.

Another thing I have always wanted: a farmhouse sink. See, I told you this was my dream house!

The living room has a pellet stove and built-in cabinetry. Also wired for a flat-screen TV above the fireplace which may not be the most decorative but will be way cool if we ever get one. The big chunky thing in the middle of the room is a cross-section of the walls. The house is made of concrete, surrounded by foam and is built to withstand an F3 tornado! What am I going to do with that big chunk of wall?

Leaded glass windows!

These sliding doors off the living room open into a screened porch with a gas fireplace, and that opens onto a back deck overlooking the backyard and the woods.

There is another small screened porch off the master bedroom. Not sure what I want to do with it yet.

The master bath is super vintage-looking. Macauley said the first thing he wants me to do when we move in is use the tub, which is at this point not even hooked up (one of those loose ends I mentioned). I bought some big glass knobs for the drawers.

This is Macauley's room...a really good size with a window seat both in the room and in the closet, too. He wants to put his toy kitchen in the huge closet and call it his apartment.

This loft with built-in desk is upstairs and there is also a huge bonus room above the garage that doesn't have carpet yet but will be a great media room and playroom.

The builder just put in so much detail. Absolutely beautiful...I get to live here! Unbelievable!


Jen r. said...

That house is amazing!!!!!Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh! I can't wait to see it in person...it's so gorgeous! All of your stuff is going to look absolutely perfect in there:)

MickeyMFan said...

I love it!!! I can't wait to see how you decorate. We are coming down for Thanksgiving weekend. If you are around, we'd love to stop by and say hello.

Hayley said...

I can't wait to have everyone over! Come by anytime. Really. I moved a couple of loads of stuff over today. A drop in the bucket, but at least it's a start. There's so much I want to do with the house...but I just about cry every time I'm there because I love it so much! Come by and visit! No invitation needed!

Shannon-m said...

holy crap.. I'm drooling right now.

Charlene said...

WOW! Lucky you! THAT HOUSE IS AMAZING! I am so impressed you bought it with still having to sell your other home. My husband & found a house we ADORE but, it is way too much for us to handle without selling ours. I am afraid to put in an offer.

Hayley said...

I don't think buying the house is anything to be impressed by...it's downright crazy actually! But I had to have it and we wanted to know we'd have that address so my son could start kindergarten in that school district. And then the whole world went crazy and now no one wants to buy houses. Yikes.


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