Skip to main content

I Found My Dream Home!

The only bad news is that it's for sale in a city that I'm not sure we'll be moving to. Nor do I know when we'd be able to buy it (we're trying to sell Jon's home in Jacksonville, FL first). Sigh. But honestly, it is amazing. Does it have EVERYTHING that I would want in a home? No. But does it does have good bones that I could easily transform into my dreams. Yes. Right when I saw it, I fell in love.

I've mentioned several times that Jon and I will be moving sometime this fall. We're still waiting to find out exactly where and when, but we're getting closer. So to torture myself pass some time yesterday, I decided to look at some houses in one of the cities we could possibly be moving.  I know, I know.  I was setting myself up to get my dreams crushed.  In the words of my brother-in-law, I should "lay off the crack" :)  But I just couldn't help myself.  And of course, just when I thought I was safely browsing and not getting attached to anything, I found my dream home.

It's a 3 bedroom 2.5 bath (perfect size for us) with 2,500 square feet!  Can we say spacious?  And it's so charming.  Just look at it.  I love the sloped yard, brick exterior and landscaping.  It says "home" to me.

The next thing that got me was the tall and open entryway.

I'd want to switch out the light fixture and maybe stain/paint the wood railing to look like this (see image below), but I can see the potential.

But I love how big and welcoming the entry is!  I'm not sure about the green marble tiles...but again, nothing a little work can't change.

Off the entryway is a large living area (with sconces over the fireplace!) that leads into a large dining area that would easily fit all of our furniture.  I'd want to update the sconces but at least there'd be no new wiring involved.  And it already has recessed lighting and crown molding.

And look at all of the storage space in the kitchen!  I would probably want stainless steel appliances eventually and while I'm a fan of white cabinets, I could definitely work with these.  The surface countertops are a plus too.

Right off of the kitchen is an eating area with french doors leading to outside.

And attached to that is a family room with another fireplace!  The fireplace could use a little update, but that's nothing I can't change.

Up next is the master bath WITH A CLAWFOOT TUB (my dream!) and separate shower of course.  This tile and beadboard are in all of the baths (LOVE!).

Right off of the master bath is this large double door walk-in closet!

Two of the three bedrooms have hardwood flooring (the master has carpet).  And check out the pretty panel doors.

Now let's take a look outside at the long, screened-in porch.  I could spend many an afternoon out here.

And last but not least, I've already found a place to put in my fire pit :)

It also comes with an oversized two-car garage (Jon's big requirement) too.  So it's perfect!  Now all I have to do is wait to see if we move to the city* it's located in and to see if it stays on the market long enough for us to get down there and buy it!  That's a lot of if's, I know.  But as I always say, a girl can dream...

*I'm keeping the city a secret for now, so I don't jinx us :)

post signature


Popular posts from this blog

New Coffee Table

After more than a year of debate, I've finally decided on and ordered us a new coffee table! As mentioned here , there were several styles I was considering.  However, in the end the tufted ottoman came out on top.  Not only was it versatile, so it can be used for years to come, but it also will be good for when we have kiddos down the road.  I can't tell you how many people I know who have had to either remove their coffee tables for the safety of their kids' noggins or have had to add those tacky corner protectors.  I did not want to invest in a new piece only to have to stow it away down the road.  So this seemed to be the perfect solution.  And thanks to my Joss & Main membership, it turned out to be the perfect price too. I was all set to order a tufted ottoman from Ballard Designs.  I had already received a swatch sample of the fabric I selected and everything.  But a few days later, I got a notification from Joss & Main of a sale event called The Tufted C

Our Living Room Mood Board

Our living room is slowly but surely coming together.  The biggest To Do's are ordering a new media console, painting the room (which is unfortunately open to the dining room, kitchen, office and breakfast area which means lots of painting to be done!), order a few lamps and a console for the long wall behind the couch. I realize I haven't shared any pictures of our "new" house (we moved in at the end of last October) with you guys.  So here's a glimpse of the living room before we moved in. This is what you see when you walk in the front door.  The dining room is on the left, the living room is straight ahead and the office on the right. A closer look at the living room.  Florida loves their plant ledges...I do not.  You win some.  You lose some.  I also want to replace the tile around the fireplace.   A view from the back of the living room looking toward the front corner of the house. The room behind the half green wall is the office sans the Fr

A Heart

Lately, baby prep has been on the forefront of my mind.  Getting the nursery ready, packing the hospital bag, washing all of her clothes, setting up a pediatrician and the list goes on.  Sometimes I have to step away from it all (literally and mentally) so as not to get overwhelmed.  I put this pressure on myself to get it all done and done right.  I tell myself that all of these things are so necessary for her to be a good place upon her entrance to the world. Sure cute, clean outfits and a nice room are nice things for your child to have, but how lost I can get in the worldly things.  More than anything else, I know that the best thing I can give my daughter is a great example of a good heart.  A heart that empathizes and serves.  A heart that loves the Lord and longs for his relationship. A heart that is thankful and joyful even on the worst days. It's a frightening thing to ask myself "Will she learn this from you?  Will you be able to be that example?"  That carr