Originally posted 04.13.2015
Do people write love letters to houses? No? Well, they should.
Pancake and I have decided to list our 1923 farmhouse. Our first home. The fixer-upper we bought in as-is condition. The beater that happened to be in a great school district, in a great neighborhood, on a great street, with great neighbors. It was the best location we could afford, and the house had just enough old charm left in it to keep it out of a landfill.
In our last Welcome Home post we took a look at the lounge and I got sappy. This time, let's get straight to the goods. We're checking out the primary bathroom...
Hope you all had a wonderful holiday and a happy new year. We certainly did. After an absolute whirlwind of a month (18 months, actually), I am happy to say that we have moved in to the new house and are settled.
Are you ready for the first ever look at the second floor??? Before we get there, be sure to check out the first floor and the basement if you haven't already. Just like in those tours, we'll start with an Image Location Plan.
Welcome back! Last week we took a look at the first floor, in the first of our 3 part house tour series. This week, we're checking out the basement. Just like last time, I put together an Image Location Plan to keep you oriented as we look at the pics.
We've been focused on the outside of the house here on the blog for a bit, so it's been a while since we last took a look inside. I think it's time to change that. The framing is done. The windows and doors are in. Plumbing, electric, HVAC all done. Drywall is up. We're doing a 3 part house tour series. Today, let's take a look at the first floor.
Ready for our first video house tour?? Check it out below...
Remember when I told you that this framing crew works fast? Well, now they're just showing off. Part of the speed comes from the way that we're framing the house, and part is that they're just extremely efficient. You can always tell when a crew has worked together for a while. It's like watching a ballet or an NBA game - they all know who's doing what when, and can anticipate how they can help each other.
The forms are off! You can still see the rebar sticking out from the top of the foundation wall like we saw last time. Once we're ready for the second foundation wall pour, the rebar will end up covered.
A couple months back, we toured our nursery in the first ever Designed Happy house tour. Now that Pancake and I have decided to sell our house, there may not be much time left for additional tours (insert sad face emoji here). As such, I wanted to give you a tour of our modern take on a traditional farmhouse kitchen.