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Friday, December 10, 2010

Our New House!

Welcome to our new house! I've had a lot of requests for photos of the house so I thought I'd take a minute to post a few shots. This is where the kids spent the first night - on the floor of one of the storage closets in the bonus room in the single sleeping bag we had the presence of mind to send with Sam. I had to take a pic because I thought it was funny. And to document that yes, we camped out in our house for um...5 nights before our furniture arrived. Not exactly pleasant, but it was nice to be able to at least unpack the car.
Ok on to the real photos of the house...

The front:

The back:
I think we're really going to love that screen porch

The kitchen:
It isn't huge but as I was unpacking boxes I found I still ended up with empty cabinets even with all my vases and serving pieces put away (yay!). I love the finishes they used in most of the house - dark wood, stainless steel and granite!

The fireplace in the living room:
I know you want to see the whole room but honestly it's just a big old stretch of white. I'll post "After" photos when I get things put together and decorated.

The dining room:
The prettiest room in the house! Love the wood floor, love the moldings and paneling! Just need to get some paint on the walls and it will be beautiful. We aren't going to use it for dining though - this is my craft room!

Ok I had to post these last 2 photos for Jacalyn. She has told me more than once how the builders out here really go the extra mile when they finish off the houses. And look how right she is! This is the doorway in the garage to the mud/laundry room. Not only are the walls finished and painted...

but they covered the foundation in brick and get this - molding in the garage! Do you see that Jac?! It's hilarious. But nice, of course it's really nice :)

Other features I love about the house are my jetted tub. The big yard. The mud room (we found those are hard to find out here). The fact that we can fit both cars in the garage (once we clear out all the boxes). The walk-in closets in all the rooms (3 cheers for STORAGE) - and I'm not the only one on this one. The kids found this closet in the playroom the first night and were quick to claim it as their own and had their backpacks unpacked before we'd even brought all the bags in from the car.

So there you have it. Off I go to open some more boxes...


Maleia Titus said...

Your new place is absolutely beautiful! Congratulations! Keep posting pics as you get settled in! ;)

Cartier Family said...

Love it! Can't wait to see more of it once you have it all put together!

Cheri said...

What an amazing and beatiful house! I love everything about it! Great finishes everywhere! The molding in the garage is awesome! I've never seen that before.

Jacalyn said...

So Nice! East coast beats the west anyday! You're one lucky girl to be there :)