Tuesday, January 14, 2014

a peek at our new house

You guys. We did it. We are in contract on the first house that we walked through, during our very brief house hunting stint. But to be fair, we did a lot of shopping online and driving through neighborhoods to eliminate houses. We are not in the business of wasting time going through homes in areas we don't like. So that really helped us to narrow down our home search. We went through this house twice, just to be certain. It meets all but two items on our wish list - both of which can be added later.

I couldn't wait to show you the new place we are going to call home in March, so I downloaded all the pictures of the house from the realtor's website. Enjoy the house eye candy:
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The main floor.
I love being able to see from the front door straight through the large windows in the back of the house to the backyard. I also love that the stairs are not right in front of the door. It makes the entry way feel so open. And aren't the arches a nice touch?
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The second floor.
There are so many windows in this house. And if you watch HGTV at all, you'll know that natural light is a favorite phrase. This house has an ass load of natural light. I'm going to be able to get a tan inside my house in the summer! There are three bedrooms, two full bathrooms (one in the master suite), and a laundry room on this floor. And the master has his and hers walk-in closets!
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The basement.
This will be Shawn's pride and joy. And I can't lie, it's pretty awesome. Yes, that is a home theatre system. And, yes, it is staying. As far as I know, everything else in the basement is going, but if you've ever tried to move a pool table, you know it's a bitch. So we'll see if they end up leaving it (and their tanning bed that is tucked away in the unfinished part of the basement). I don't want it, but Shawn says we could sell it. I say if they leave it we chop it up for firewood in the fire pit in the backyard.
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The backyard.
The yard backs up to a wooded area, which will not be built on. This was a huge selling feature for us. Plus, the deck is awesome, there's a fire pit and there's an electric fence for our dogs that will be replaced hopefully this spring or summer with a real fence. Trust me, no electric fence is going to stop our crazy mutts. I cannot wait to host cookouts in this backyard!
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So that's it. All 2,500+ square feet of it. As Shawn says, I get the coolest birthday presents. And it is fitting that we will close on this house four days before my 30th birthday. March cannot get here soon enough!


emily said...

i love it! and if the tanning bed stays, i know someone that can use it! ;) ;)

Miss Chelsea said...

which bedroom do I get when I come visit??

callie ;) said...

i love it so much!!! i can't even count the number of things i love about it. so excited to see it in person in march! :)

Audra said...

Woooohoooooo!!!! :-)

Sarah said...

So cute!! Congrats!!

Fletcher @ High Cotton Style said...

I love it! Congrats!

Melissa {Persnickety Plates} said...

It is absolutely gorgeous!! Pretty much exactly what I'm looking for here in Detroit, but they don't seem to exist lately. I might have a little jealous ;) Congrats on selling your condo & movin on up!

Vicki said...

Oh my gosh it's gorgeous!! Congratulations to you both!!

Kristine said...

Such a gorg house! Congrats!

Jenny said...

Oh my gosh Holly, I love it! Congrats!

Jessica @ Anchored in CLE said...

Holy crap, that house is fantastic, gorgeous, unbelievable! Lucky!

Shannon Dew said...

Hot damn! I love it! Seriously it's move-in ready! Perfect!!!!

Sheryl {BellybuttonsandBows} said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Makes me want to paint my entire house!! I'm curious as to what this house didn't have, it seems so perfect. :) congrats to you both!

Anonymous said...

LOVE this house! The arches add so much character. The movie room? Hella awesome!

Erin said...

Girlfriend your house is absolutely gorgeous--you are going to love it! I am so excited for you two, congratulations!!

Gwen said...

Beautiful! I'm so excited for you!

Ashley Tyler said...

That house is gorgeous!!! Congratulations, I'm so excited for you both.

Vanessa said...

The house looks fantastic! Congratulations :)

Tyana said...

Yeah really its pretty awesome, i love it..what a beautiful house.

Janna Renee said...

OMG!! It's amazing!! Like, can I move in?

Calvin said...

Congrats on owning this house which is such an eye candy! Have you moved in yet? I’m excited to see you settled here! Any renovation plan on the line? Oh well, that seems unnecessary as this looks perfect already. Calvin @ CityBlockTeam.com

Kaity said...

Your house is beautiful!!! I love that little nook in the bedroom :) Congratulations- such a big step!

Erin said...

I'm freaking uhbbbbsessed with this. It's so perfect. I'm jealous of you so hard right now.

Casandra Roberts said...

Congratulations! At last, after your long and thorough search on the net and different property listings, you finally ended up with the house you love. It may have been an exhausting experience, but owning this house as a result makes it all worth the effort. How’s the house so far?

Casandra Roberts @ Gateway Select Properties

Lois Becker said...

Great house, Holly! I can only imagine the list of fabulous houses that you found online. Anyway, what’s important is that you already have a new place to call your home. I guess you have renovation plans already. I just hope you won’t forget to check the warranty, so that you won’t experience so much inconvenience once you move in. Congratulations on your new house! :)

Lois Becker @ Finlay Brewer

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