Thursday, March 21, 2013

my dream home

When most people think of their dream home, they might have a vision of a huge house with everything they ever wanted. But my dream home is this little beauty that we have lived in for 1.5 years, poured so much time into repainting, landscaping, putting down new floors, upgrading fixtures, and making beyond adorable....and sold earlier this week. I always knew that I loved this house, but I didn't realize how much I really would miss it until we accepted an offer and scheduled the movers to come the following week to pack us up. 

Last week we learned that Ben was offered a fantastic new job at Amazon, so we are moving our little family to Seattle in just a few weeks. Our little dream house sold in just two days, and I already get sad just thinking about leaving. This is where Grayden learned to walk and discovered his undying love of the basement, where our little closet serves as a second bedroom for Bronwyn so she can be close to me at night, where we spent a wonderful summer letting Grayden play in a bucket of water, and where Grayden learned very quickly that rap music meant a car was driving by (thanks to our very up and coming neighborhood). 

So here is one last house tour, all spruced up and ready to sell. 

 Living room

 Fireplace with the original inglenook

 Side entry, which leads into the dining room
 This door is original to the house.
 View from the dining room to the front door.
 Dining room
This little casement window is one of five that is original to the house.
 Our little kitchen with it's beautiful windows over the sink.
 Breakfast nook

The landing with two original casement windows and enough room for Grayden's play kitchen and my rocking chair where I nurse at night.
 Master bedroom where our old deck moonlights as our new headboard.
 You like my beautiful curtains? Goodwill outlet find. 
 Master bathroom

 Children's bedroom, complete with two cribs and a disco ball.

 Main bathroom

 This banister is original to the house.


Valerie said...

Wow! It really is beautiful. I'm going to hire you someday to be my interior designer.

Good luck with the move! I think transitions are often filled with both happiness and sadness.

Erick Bush said...

I totally understand why you are going to miss this house; more than just the wonderful memories, the house is beautiful too. You designed it fantastically. I’m sorry that you have to leave this home. I wish you good luck in your move, may you be able to turn your new house into a ‘dream home’ and build new wonderful memories in it too. =)

Erick Bush

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Unknown said...

I loved all you did to make your house a home and the time Mark and I could spend with you there. I had a hard time selling our California home and thinking of all the things that happened there and the work we had done. I love your new home also and it's cute features. Love you, Grandma

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I, too, would feel sad to leave this lovely house. What makes this even lovelier are the wonderful memories you've made in this home. But Erick is right; you'll build more good memories in your new home. By the way, how do you find your new house in Seattle? Is it as lovely as this? I hope you'll update us soon. =)

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Hey Brit, we sure miss playing with you and Grayden. Glad you were able to sale the house so quickly and I hope you are enjoying your new place in Seattle!

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