The Roost

roost (n): nest, abode, perch, dwelling,  home  

We moved into our new farmhouse on 11 acres in rural Alamance County, North Carolina in October of 2017. More information (and photos) to come....

We officially began "roosting" in 2009 in our old house: a 1917 one-story eclectic bungalow known as the "Bryan-Wilson" house. The exterior walls are covered in a type of wood weatherboard known as 'German siding.' The house is sheltered by a hipped roof with deep eaves and contains an engaged porch with arches in between each of its supports. The house retains its original windows, interior moldings, hardwood floors, and fireplace surrounds/mantels.  The Bryan-Wilson House did not originally sit where it is today, having been moved from a different county in 2002 and set atop a new brick foundation. Additionally, a rear ell addition was constructed which now contains the kitchen, family room, and screened-in porch. The owners made a few interior modifications to the floor plan and also installed all new plumbing, electrical systems, and drywall (to replace the original plaster) due to the damage from the move. Though we may not be here for long (as we are currently renting), we have come to love our little piece of heaven out in the rural woods of Carolina.

Here are a few glimpses from around our roost:

open shelving in kitchen

master bedroom

master bedroom
master bedroom

dining room


family room/den



guest bath

organized linen closet

screened porch

I hope to always be restoring my roost, and not just in the physical sense, but also spiritually with God's guidance, working toward a simpler and healthier homestead. Thank you for allowing me to share my journey!