Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Bare Bones New House Tour

It's moving time!! Excited? Check. Stressed out? Check. A little nervous? Check. Thankfully, all went well and we are starting to settle in nicely. It feels like a dream and we are so in love with our new home :)

I thought I would share with you a few photos that I snapped of the finished new house before the big day of the move.  It looks so clean, peaceful, and lovely--here's to hoping it won't become too cluttered with all our stuff.

It's amazing to see how much stuff one can accumulate over the course of several years--we are really trying to purge whatever we can and pare down to the necessities, things we love, and keep in storage only the few things we can't bear to part with yet.

Anyway, now moving on with the house tour.....

Let's start with the entry (viewed from the dining room). Also included in this photo is the door revealing the powder room. There is a pop of pattern (surprise!) from wallpaper that I just love in that room, but you'll have to wait for a later post for more photos :)

Next we have the dining room:

The "great room" is two-stories high and features a fireplace with brick surround and old-growth heart pine mantel, built-in bookcases, and beadboard above the fireplace mantel. Floors throughout the first floor (except in the master bedroom and bath) are standard red oak hardwood floors stained in dark walnut. 

Here is the view from the great room looking into the kitchen where the kitchen table or "breakfast nook" will be: 

 I am so in love with our kitchen. We opted for a wide galley style with no island since I wanted a big open farmhouse kitchen. If need be, we can always pull in a cart to the middle for extra prep space but honestly we have plenty of counter space as it is. The cabinets are shaker style all custom made by our builder who specializes in cabinetry, with a custom range hood to match. The big cast iron farm sink is one of my favorite things in this room and I absolutely love the view of our future garden out of the casement windows.

The view from the kitchen into the little bar nook that accesses the pantry and the laundry room:

Our wonderfully large laundry room also doubles as a mud room. It's a great storage and utility space which we desperately needed.

Continuing on to the master bedroom, located on the first floor:

In between the bedroom and the master bathroom (shown below) is a hallway with a walk-in master closet on one side and a large linen closet on the other. Glorious storage!

A large vanity and mirrors built by our builders provide ample storage and counter space. The master bath shower features white subway tile, grey quartz and a "pebble" shower floor. We plan on adding in a bathtub later to the room. A water closet is located on the other side of the vanity. 

Walking up the stairs to the second floor, a nice view from above of the great room:

Upstairs we have a miniature "loft" leading to two bedrooms each with their own bath and a bonus room. The bedrooms and baths mirror each other in their layout. Below is the girls' bathroom:

And the girls' bedroom is, of course--pink!! 

The guest bath turned out so adorable with all the classic grey and white tile, an antique washstand used as a vanity with a vessel sink and wall-mount faucet. 

The guest room: 

And finally, the room with the most beautiful view: our screened-in porch. These pictures were taken before the floor was stained in a dark slate color. We can't wait to entertain out here and relax in the peaceful countryside.

Hope you enjoyed the brief tour. It's been a crazy week getting everything moved and unpacked. I can't wait to share with you each room once I have it set up and decorated. It's been tiring but oh so much fun!