Well, we have been in our new home since the middle of July, and it has been a complete whirlwind! We have been doing all kinds of work around our property, “Still Waters,” including the RV renovation and work on Jonathan’s small cottage house. I’m hoping to share more about those spaces soon.
In case you missed the reel I created on instagram with a song that Jonathan wrote about our move, you can see it here…
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In today’s post, I want to share with you what our house looked like when we bought it!
Why am I not sharing photos of what our house looks like right now? Well….because we basically have all of mattresses still on the floor with only a couch and kitchen table in the main room.
Why is that? Because we knew that one of the main things we wanted to do first in the home is to replace the flooring throughout the house, (I’ll share more about this later.)
So we didn’t want to move all of our furniture in the house and get it all decorated and styled just to move it all around again to put in new flooring.
But I wanted to go ahead and give you a tour of the basic layout of the home, so here are the photos from the Zillow listing when we bought the house:
You can see our pond behind the house on the left. We LOVE having the pond in our back yard! We hope to someday soon replace the vinyl siding with white Hardie board siding and board & batten. We are also wanting to reconfigure the front porch to make it bigger.
If you look at the far telephone on the left side of the picture below, that is basically where the drive way is the property we originally bought. Remember that we bought 8.25 acres with a pond with the hopes to build a house up on the hill?
Yep. That was our plans until 3 weeks before we were to move out of our Nashville home, and this little house came up for sale! We KNEW that we wanted to buy this house if it ever went for sale because it just “belongs” with the rest of our property. So when it went up for sale, we jumped on it!!! WE ARE SO GRATEFUL that it worked out for us to get this house!
This house is less than two years old, which is weird for us. haha! We are always use to buying old fixer-uppers to renovate. But since this past year and move has been so crazy for us, it has been really peaceful to move into a new home where everything works and nothing technically needs to be renovated. :)
When you walk in the front door, you land in the main area which includes the den and kitchen.
We do have plans to add a large family room to the back of this house, so the front area will only be for the kitchen and dining table. It would mean that we would tear down the wall where the sink is and change the layout of the kitchen.
The master bedroom is on the left side of the house…
I would love to renovate the master bath, but I’m going to enjoy it as it is for now. It’s new and clean and roomy, so it is perfect!
There are two bedrooms on the other side of the house. The one below is Sania’s room, and I just bought her a pink trundle bed that is so cute, so her room looks a little more roomy than this picture…
I love having a laundry room inside the house! In our Nashville home, it was in the garage. #ugh.
This is the hall bathroom, and we do not plan to renovate it anytime soon either…
The former home owners were a lady in her 60’s and her older son. Her husband passed away a few years ago, and she loves crafting. She makes adorable Mickey Mouse ears and sells them online. She’s the sweetest lady!
Her bedroom is now Adam and Eli’s room. When we add the family room on the back of the house, we are hoping to create a “master bedroom retreat” on the bottom floor so that Adam can have our old master bedroom.
This is what the back of the house currently looks like…
When we add on to the back, it will be a two-story A-frame addition with lots of windows and glass doors to view our pond in the back.
My favorite part of this house is the view from the back. I sit on our back deck daily and just take in all the sights and sounds of God’s beautiful creation. It has seriously “restored my soul.”
Everyone wants to know if we will still build a new home on the top of the hill across the pond, and we are not sure. We love the location of this house so much, we may just add on and enjoy it!
Or maybe one of our kids will want to buy this house one day, and Cy and I would still build something on top of the hill. Who knows?!
I’m good either way. I’m just thankful for our property, “Still Waters.” It truly is a gift from God, and I want to soak up every moment we are there. We have already made so many amazing memories, and I know we are going to make many more!
I mentioned that we are planning on replacing our flooring in this house. We loved working with Twenty & Oak for the flooring in our Nashville home, so I reached out to work with them again in our new home. I’m so excited to share that process with y’all too!
If you have any questions or comments about our new home, drop them below!
And THANK YOU for following along with us on this new journey!