The Official "BEFORE" Photos of the New House

We are finally the official owners of this house!
I still can’t believe that in just under 3 months we found this house, prepped and sold our house and moved!!
When I woke up here the first morning, I just looked around and was still just in shock that
I wanted to share the official BEFORE photos first …. so here they are!
Welcome to the Land of Oak, Brass and oh my Popcorn Ceiling!
Who the heck thought that one up? A lazy man I assume…
To the right of the entry is the BIG living room with a grand fireplace!  I’m in love with the fireplace and the plantation shutters in this room!
(this photo is taken from the dining room looking towards the front of the house)
Straight off the Living Room is a very nice sized Dining Room that goes into an amazing Sun Room!
Check out that Super Brassy Chandelier!
This Sun Room is one of the reasons we feel in love with the house!  It sits up high and has an amazing view of our property.  Next door is a farm with donkeys and goats and a fabulous Red Barn!  Who doesn’t love a view with a Red Barn in it?!?!
I feel a lot of morning coffee will be sipped in here!!
Here is my view from the side window in the Living Room!
Here is the kitchen….yep there is that Oak Motif we have going on!  There are stainless steel appliances and newish counter tops and backsplash.
I love the bigness of this kitchen!!
A laundry room is adjacent that leads to an enormous oversized 2 car garage!  Big enough for the Harley, the Ford F150 and my car!!
The Master Bedroom is on the front of the house on the first floor.  You enter it to the left as you enter the house.  It’s got plantation shutters that look out onto the front porch.  It also has HIS and HERS CLOSETS!  Oh  my!  I cannot tell you what a dream come true for us this is!!  Basically my husband is the neat and organized one and I am a complete MESS!  We only had one shared closet in our last house.  Although it was big and luxurious, it was not working for us.  Hubs moved his stuff to the guest room closet year ago.  I’m sorry, I just don’t have time to be that organized!
Hello Green Walls….oh my!
And now I present you with the room that almost was the “deal breaker” on this house!  The Master Bowling Alley, I mean Bathroom.
I just about fell over when I entered.  It was actually the last room in the house we saw.  Somehow I missed that the master bedroom was on the first floor until I had seen the whole house.  My heart just SANK!  I knew that the house was “too perfect”!
Hello “Toilet in the MIDDLE OF THE ROOM”!  I’ve been so spoiled with the “toilet room” in our last house for the past 11 years.  That was only the beginning for me.  The double vanity was built for midgets I think.  The mirrors and lighting is abnormally low.  And then there is the teeny tiny 21 year old fiberglass insert shower and the strange “regular” bath across from it.
I felt like I was in a Ramada Inn!
My heart just sank….
but the Fabulous Workshop had stolen my heart!
The Man Cave with a wood burning fireplace and a full bath in the basement had stolen the hubs heart!
And the bigger than a football field, almost 3 acre lot!
The front porch I always dreamed of!
The lot was perfect, the all brick exterior perfect…the rest I can see past!
So, follow me on my journey!
I’m also excited to say that my website/blog is getting a HUGE makeover!!
I love even years and 2014 is gonna be GRAND!!


8 Comments on The Official "BEFORE" Photos of the New House

  1. Jill@MakandJill
    November 19, 2013 at 10:07 pm (4 years ago)

    What an amazing house and property. Congratulations and I can’t wait to see you transform it!

  2. Mary Joy
    November 19, 2013 at 10:09 pm (4 years ago)

    I LOVE your new home!!!!! It is so beautiful! I can’t wait to see what you do with it to make it your own. Thank you for sharing all of the wonderful pictures with us! I pray your family has a wonderful time creating new memories during your first Thanksgiving and Christmas in it together. God bless you!!!!

  3. Atta Girl Amy
    November 19, 2013 at 10:17 pm (4 years ago)

    Can’t wait to see the transformation! I’m sure it will be fabulous.

  4. Susan - Uniquely Yours or Mine
    November 20, 2013 at 8:26 am (4 years ago)

    Wow! Lots of great bones for you to work with! I just moved and replaced all of the brass hinges and knobs, so worth the effort and money. I too have a weird bathroom, the toilet and shower are in a “room” within the bathroom and a super short vanity… I feel your pain! Have fun with it all!

  5. okcamp
    November 20, 2013 at 12:53 pm (4 years ago)

    I’d say your new house has loads of possibilities. The lot is gorgeous. Can’t wait to see how you make it your own.

  6. Eddiana Redmon
    November 20, 2013 at 10:26 pm (4 years ago)

    Can’t wait to see what you do with it. Work your magic gurl! 🙂

  7. thefolia
    December 8, 2013 at 5:37 pm (4 years ago)

    You are a brave soul to do this in December! I hope you settle into your new nest in time for the holidays!


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