Selling our Wilmore House

Well, I never thought I would be sharing that we are selling our Wilmore house, but sadly we are.

We bought the Wilmore house in 2018 when most people would have torn it down. But Cy and I love rescuing things, and we just knew this house could be charming. We bought it with the intention to flip it and make some money on it. However, we didn’t know at the time that a couple years later we would be moving to Tennessee.

In 2019, we moved to Nashville, even though we had not finished renovating our Wilmore house. The first year we were in Tennessee, Cy would drive up to Kentucky on the weekends to continue working on it.

We finally finished it a few years ago, and we decided to keep it so we would have a place to stay when we visited family and friends.

Wilmore House bathroom

As you know, especially if you follow me on instagram, our Wilmore House is my “happy place.” I cannot explain how much I love this little home and the peace it brings to my heart when I am there.

We have spent four Christmases with our kids here and made some of the most magical memories. (Two of those years we had snow, and it was beautiful!!)

Christmas 2021 at the Wilmore House

However, there are a lot of changes going on in our family (that I haven’t shared here.) Next year, things “could” look different for the Hutcherson’s, as a couple of my boys are talking about marriage.

So the two bedroom Wilmore House will not hold our family as we continue to grow and expand.

Before we decided to sell the house, we had actually gotten it approved by the county to airbnb it.

Wilmore House Master Bedroom

But as Cy and I talked and prayed about our Wilmore house, and about our property we have now in Tennessee….we began to feel that it was the right time to sell. The Lord has blessed us with equity in our Wilmore home, and selling it will allow us to start building our home on our property, Still Waters.

*Remember how we bought our 8 acres two years ago with the intentions to build a house while we lived in an RV?

The RV we renovated

But then the house next to our property went up for sale, and we decided to buy it? Buying that little house was not in our plans, but it was in God’s plans, We are so thankful that we have been able to live in that house the past two years while we built our garden and coop. We are thankful we now have 10 access of land to enjoy. It truly has been a blessing.

But since we bought that house, we knew it would delay the building of our home on the hill at Still Waters. We began to realize that the only way we could start building our home sooner than later was to sell our Wilmore House. 🥺

It was a hard decision, but we know its the right thing to do for our family at this time. And sometimes all we can do is the “next right thing,” even when we don’t know how everything will play out. We are very thankful that we have enough equity in our Wilmore house to start building our TN home. ❤️

We put the Wilmore House up on zillow two weeks ago, and we already have a buyer.

It’s so bittersweet. 😢

When we were at the Wilmore House last week for Christmas, I cried…a lot. I just can’t imagine not having this precious home to stay at when I’m in Kentucky. Having the Wilmore House gave me a home still in Kentucky. I was born and raised in Kentucky, and my heart has never left there. I’m forever a Kentucky girl. 💙 It felt good to always have a “home” to come back to there.

But now that we are selling it, for some reason it feels like I’m saying goodbye to Kentucky. 😢 I know I’m not, but it just feels weird. It makes my heart hurt really bad.

I’m praying that someday we will be able to buy some property in Kentucky again. But in the meantime, we are trusting God with our lives in Tennessee. Despite the heartache, I have a peace that we’ve made the right decision.

I’ll be sharing with you more about our new build in the weeks to come. It’s going to be fun to finally build our home at Still Waters.

If you would like to look back at all the before and after renovations on our Wilmore House, I’ve linked the blog posts below. It was fun reminiscing on all our projects in that house!

WILMORE HOUSE DAY 1 – Exterior and Den




Thanks for being a part of our lives and for being a part of our journey.




  1. That’s so exciting and bitter sweet at the same time. God definitely has a plan.
    I’m excited to see the building process of your new home. We are about to break ground in the new year, didn’t realize all the things and design elements are involved.
    Many blessings are ahead of you. Happy New Year!

  2. Traci, I have followed you for awhile and so enjoy reading about you and your family. I feel sure the coming year will be wonderful year for you.

  3. Traci, I too have been a faithful follower of you blog and instagram posts – you almost feel like family. Enjoy His blessings and provisions. I appreciate your candid feelings expressed online, that you always keep it “real”. Here’s to new homes and growing family!

    1. Paula, Thank you for being a faithful follower over the years! How blessed I am to have people like you invested in our family and supporting us along the way. So grateful for you!

  4. Happy for you but know it must be hard. You are good to invite God into all your decisions so if you have peace it’s all good. Marriages??? How exciting. How did you keep those young ladies a secret? Bless you all for 2024.

    1. Thank you, Kathy! I hope to share more about their sweet girlfriends in the coming year. I’m just waiting until they are engaged. :)

  5. Bless you for following His will even when it is hard. I am praying that the Lord will gift your family with an extra measure of His joy in 2024.

  6. Traci, While I know that your heart is aching about selling the Wilmore house, I also know that you fully trust God and know that He would not led you astray. It sounds like 2024 is going to be an exciting year for your family in many ways. God Bless you and Happy New Year!

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