Sunday, August 3, 2008

Open House

Hooked on Houses is hosting an Open House and you're invited.

The last two homes we've owned were Cape Cods. I love Capes. They're traditional and charming. We did a lot of work to our last house. You can take a look at the before and after pictures here.

Our new home's considered "contemporary". I love the space. It fits the way our family lives. I don't have avocado paint to deal with in this house, but I'm looking forward to tweaking it and making it a little more traditional. It's a great house, and I'm so happy with it.

This is our foyer. The previous owners really liked blonde, white-washed wood. Me, not so much.

Another picture of the foyer. See the door to the left?
That's my very first laundry room above ground.

From the foyer, this hallway leads to the powder room, coat closet and garage.

This is the view of our dining room from the foyer. I love these windows. Our lot is very wooded, so the view is beautiful from every window. Lots of wallpaper . . . and border.

This is the view of our living room from the foyer. Love these windows, too.

Here's our family room. I'm sitting in it right now typing this post. It's great space!

These doors in our family room lead to a roomy screened porch.

This is the view of the breakfast area and kitchen from our family room. I don't know how I feel about this railing. I understand the function of it, but not so sure about the form. Anyone out there ever taken one of these down?

I'm sure we'll make changes in the kitchen eventually, but I'd like to live in it for awhile first.


Tech Savvy Mama said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Congrats!

Hooked on Houses said...

What a nice house! It seems to be so bright and airy with plenty of natural light. I can't wait to see what you do with it.

Thanks for joining the blog party! -Julia :-)

Mrs.RGS said...

A screened porch -- something I've always wanted. Hope you keep posting as you make the house your home. I'd love to see what you do with it. Thanks.

Ms. Tee said...

I really like all the windows in your house - beautiful! Thank you for sharing. :)

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful home, on Julia's tour.

Bella said...

What a beautiful home!

That railing would bug me, too, lol. Maybe put up a half wall with a nice piece of wood on top? But then, if you do that, it could become a place where stuff starts to accumulate, so that's a problem, husband would say, put up a wall with a fish tank in the middle of it...not that we could ever afford such a project, lol, but it seems to be a dream of his ;)

Can't wait to see how you decorate this beautiful home!

Stop by my open house today if you get a chance to!

Nice to meet you!

Bella :)

springtreeroad said...

what a beautiful house! you've got a lot to work with.

Wanderluster said...

You have a beautiful home. Thanks for the tour!

Marie Louise said...

Congratulations on your new house. It looks like a great space. Lucky you get to start from scratch and decorate - have fun!

Debbie said...

Congratulations, you have such a lovely home with great spaces. I really like the openness, windows and all the wonderful trees. I know you're going to have so much fun getting it all set up!

Darla @ UltraBeautyBoutique said...

Great spaces! Can't wait to see what you do with them once you've lived there a while.

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

So much it! And that fireplace is amazing. That's the one thing new new (old) house doesn't have that I wish it did.

I'm enjoying your blog (I'm on Julia's House Tour, too!) and glad I found you (*great* header graphic!).

- Laura

Angela said...

It looks so spacious!

Isn't funny how excited we can get over just the right laundry room???

Thank you for sharing!

Fifi Flowers said...

FUN to see the BEFORE photos... good luck decorating... you will need to have us all back for the AFTER tour!
Thanks for sharing!

Suzy said...

I like your house. Have fun decorating!

Laurie said...

We had a neighbor who replaced a railing like this with a half wall and it turned out very nice. Don't have to worry about it getting rickety, either, like ours is getting! You have a lovely home!

rahd said...

Oooh - what a lot of great space to work with!

I agree about that railing. I'd be tempted to remove it. I guess then you'd be in peril of that dangerous - uh - 2 inch drop? (Still, if anyone could hurt themselves on 2 inches, it would be me.)

Sounds like you're really enjoying the new house! Thanks for sharing it on the tour.

Tara (Random Acts of Home Decor)

Abbreviated said...

Thanks for the tour !

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

What a beautiful home! I'm sure you'll enjoy decorating it!

Jaelou said...

Wow! I really like this house. I wish you had some exterior shots.

I do like the light wood. If there was some color on the walls, they would look better.

I'm against your railing AND half walls. Either put a whole wall there, or nothing.

Thanks for sharing!

Lisa Sharp said...

Beautiful! Be sure to check out my blog, there is something for you.

Kimba said...

Your new home is beautiful! I can't wait to see what you do with it. You and I are really walking a similar path right now.

Your sentiments about drooling over the PB catalogue but now using it for ideas are how I feel now too. I'm so happy when I can find something old to repurpose and make beautiful.

Cathy said...

Very pretty. I can't wait to see the decorating! We are moving into a new , blank slate house in Nov and I can't wait to get to decorating also!

I agree with the others about that railing - not a huge fan of it.