It's going to be awhile before I get things organized and the right furniture to properly fill the space. The plus side of being almost six months pregnant and having four years to live in one place is I get to slow down a notch. Not exactly my normal style, but very important this time around.
I plan to have things mostly set up (functional & decently decorated) by the end of May. Baby girl is expected June 16th.
Before we start the tour...I want to just say thanks for sharing in my excitement. This house is our dream home. The absolute best place I could have imagined. I will have much more to share about how we nabbed it when I get the home buying story written, but for now I'll say it's a dream. And such a delightful blank slate.
It's one story and was built in 1961. It was recently flipped so the bathrooms, kitchen, appliances, windows & carpet are new. Walls were taken down which really helped bring in more light The flippers nailed it. Like seriously. Nailed it. I saw some before photos (in similar home that just sold on our new street) and I cannot believe the magic that was worked on this place before it became ours. There are little things that over the years we will change and a big part of the backyard is in need of a complete overhaul, but it's a move-in-ready gem, for sure.
So without further ado...
Welcome! On the left is the garage entrance. On the right is an entry closet and the hall to the bedrooms.
When you come a bit further in, you're in a big space. Obviously the fireplace is out in front and kitchen is to the left.
You can enter left into the kitchen.
The cabinets and the subway tile are no joke things I dream about.
The kitchen opens up into that big room again. We love that there is a built in wine fridge and so much counter top space. On the right is a peek pantry with sliding doors.
This photo is from the back corner of the big room, right where those big windows are. You can see the pantry better in this shot. I asked and the seller was kind enough to leave the stools for us. I love them. We will be replacing that light fixture as soon as my dad can get down to hang the West Elm pendant lamp I am obsessed with (we went with the huge 24 inch round one).
Here is a peek out the back windows. You can see the "finished" part of the yard and then the unfinished part. Everything behind that chain link fence is ours. It goes on and on and it's filled with dead plants & junk but TONS of succulents too. The backyard and our plans for it will need it's own post(s).
This is looking at another side of the fireplace from the "dining area" wall. Windows are to the left. We'll most likely put the TV against that inside wall (on the right) and make a little sitting area to the left side.
And then this is from in front of the fireplace looking back at the dining area. At first I thought there was enough space there to have a kitchen table and extra space for a small couch/sitting area. I was super wrong. Because of the remodel, the bar and stools now stick out a little too far into the room. See how smooshed against them the table would have to be to sit under that lamp? So we are going to hang the lamp from the center of that middle ceiling portion and get a large dining table (that seats 6 comfortably) to properly fill the space. I am so excited to table shop! I know exactly what I want, but no idea where to buy it. We will eat at the big table at all times. When it's just the three of us, we'll take up just one side.
So this is from the other fireplace wall looking toward the front door. I have another little area to the right there that I have to figure out what to do with. For orientation - kitchen is to the right, hall is to the left.
This side of the house is the bathrooms and bedrooms. That room right in front is the baby's room and our bedroom is down the hall to the left.
Here's baby girl's room. It's a rectangle, and decent size. The ceilings are the same in every room.
Here's the main bathroom. Right next to the baby's room. Sometime down the line, I would love to re-tile the shower with a color. We'll see...
I'll be using the front bedroom for my office. It's about the same size as the baby's room. Eventually we'll switch the carpet out for wood floor. Outside the window you can see a half wall that was added to the front for decor and privacy. Sounds odd, but when I eventually share a photo of the front of the house, it will make sense.
And then - sorry it's dark - this is the hall to the master bedroom. There is a linen closet on the right side.
And here's the master bedroom! It's almost a perfect square.
This is from the window wall looking at the closets.
And this is a peek at the teeny tiny master bathroom!
And here is a peek at inside. It's small but mighty. We'll eventually change out the tile in the shower here too just to bring in something brighter. I could also see us going back to one sink - two is fun but SO cramped.
It's crazy to end on a photo of the bathroom, so here's another of the kitchen. Remember - that lamp will be the first thing to go. Oh, and that metal box on the wall is part of the old intercom system in the house from the 60s. So oddly futuristic. It doesn't work well, but maybe someday we'll fix it.
Hope you enjoyed the tour! Can't wait to share snippets as it all comes together.