We’re selling our house! With three of our five kids gone, the idea to sell and rebuild had been on the table for a few years. But…we love our neighborhood and didn’t really want to move. There were no new lots available here. But then, I caught a glimpse of a red FOR SALE BY OWNER sign one night on my run. A new buildable lot, a beautiful piece of property, on the other side of the neighborhood was available. What?!? I called and made an offer right then and there. He laughed and said the sign had been up for two hours. I discreetly took it down for him and went home and told my husband what I’d done. He was in full agreement. You’d do the same right?
Fast forward…our house went for sale in April and this week we received a contract. A lovely couple will take over this dream home I created in my mind and make their own memories here.
Before we let it go, I thought we’d take a last look at it. This was our family’s dream home and I created this floorpan over many sleepless nights. Thought was put into each and every square foot, literally. The selections were painstakingly made item by item. I channeled my sister-in-law, the best cook I know, to create the kitchen of our dreams. Nothing was left to chance. What started as a heavily wooded five acre lot soon became our family’s home.
A few reasons behind the details:
-My girls wanted to be together, so I created their little pod to have their beds face each other through pocketed doors.
-Groceries for seven were a hassle, so I created a walk through pantry right off the garage to minimize trips.
-The kids’ playroom had the sofa in sight of the glass doors from the family room, so we could easily see what was going on. Computer area was allocated to the wide back hall so we could walk by and see what was going on, too.
-The laundry room received custom “garbage pull outs” in the cabinets, which I replaced with laundry baskets for colors, darks and whites.
-My husband makes a mess with his coffee area, so we created a built in coffee area for all of his “stuff” thereby keeping the countertops clear.
-The kids wanted a trampoline, se we dug out a HUGE hole and recessed into a custom built home.
There are too many details to mention! Let’s dive right in and take a look!
Brick, copper roofing, siding and black shutters.
Living Room, Entry and Dining Room
Warm paint, cream trim, extensive moldings and 12-14′ ceilings
Family Room, Kitchen and Breakfast Nook
Custom cream glazed and walnut cabinetry, black and delicious granite. Contrast ceiling color.
Master Bedroom and Bath
Travertine floors and walls, marble countertops and tile details. Polished nickel plumbing.
Four Kids Bedrooms Plus Playroom
Front and Rear Powder Baths and Laundry Room
Alligator wallpaper, reclaimed wood mirrors and polished nickel plumbing