Ding dong! (Actually, more like a grandfather clock chime before the hour bells). And the front door opens...
Come on in! Welcome to our new home. It's pretty empty right now, but soon it will be filled and full of happiness and joy!
To your left, there is a hallway that leads to the bedrooms and guest bath... But first... Ahead is the living room:
And check out the fireplace on the other side of the living room:
Come on in and take a closer look at that stonework:
And if you look back, you can see that skylight above the foyer:
Step up into the dining room:
And through these pocket doors, into the den:
OK. back to the dining room:
And did you see this huge window in the dining room?
You're right, it is awfully bright - it takes the eyes a minute to adjust...
Behind you is the kitchen, laundry, a future bathroom and the garage. First, check out the laundry:
Behind that is the site of a future bathroom. The former owners did manage to install a toilet, but so far that is the only thing in there:
And of course we have a garage. Look, our new SUV fits in here, no problem:
And there are closets in the garage:
The previous owners put in shelves and left us a few things:
And there is a workbench. Look, I got some new tools!
OK, back inside. Have another look into the den from this side:
So here is the kitchen:
Look up at those skylights:
Again, it takes a minute for the eyes to adjust to all that natural light!
Look at all this workspace:
And the stainless steel range with ceramic cook top. Someday, we'll replace this with natural gas (we already have gas heat). But this will do for now:
So let's go back through the foyer and down the hall to the living areas:
Check out the big linen closet in the hallway:
And here is the first bedroom, which we will use for our office:
Come on into the room:
You're right, it is a little dim in here, as the sun is on the other side of the house right now. Let's flip on the light and... OH MY GOD, THE COLOR!
Yes, the walls are pink. And not even a nice pink. And the curtains... well, this will all go very, very soon. I promise! Hey, check out the closet space:
OK, so come see the second bedroom, which we will make the guest room:
Yes, it is the same color. And with a matching wallpaper border, even. But hey, no curtains!
Wow, let's take a closer look at that wallpaper:
And more closet space:
OK, let's check out this guest bath:
Oh. My. There is... carpet... and linoleum... together... doing some sort of French curve thing... well, that will go away eventually:
And the vanity... is... brown... (yes, those are my feet. what do you expect on this blog? I'm standing on the tub to take this picture):
Speaking of the tub, here is the shower contraption therein:
And the wallpaper... wow...
OK, enough of this... into the master bedroom, quick! As you walk from the hallway into the master, there are closets on either side. Here is the left closet (as you face back into the hall):
And as you come around the corner, you can see the closets and also the master bath:
Oh my. The master bath looks even more... interesting... than the guest bath. Let's check it out!
Yes, that is a fluorescent light box. And check out this vanity:
And check out this wonderful toilet, complete with interesting riser base:
I tried to get a closeup of just the wallpaper. But the camera said "no." Oh well, check out the view from the master bedroom window... you don't even need to think about the bathroom behind you when you see this:
Come, take a closer look. See our gazebo? There's a hot tub in there! And look at that rhododendron!
OK, that's all for today. Come back later, and we'll show you some of our updates!