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House Tour

This post is a little long with the pictures, but so be it.  I wanted to document the whole house as it was when we bought it, because I can already confess we’ve torn down part of a wall since then. Let’s see if you can guess which one.

As you saw in last week’s post, this is what the front of the house looks like.  I can’t wait until Summer when the Crape Myrtles are blooming.  It looks so pretty with the white picket fence too and no Southern house is complete without a front porch.Front

When you first walk into the house, there’s a large entryway with the stairs leading up to the second floor and a large opening into the living room.Foyer

Here’s another shot from the living room.LR

Also off the foyer is the dining room.  This room has hideous checkered linoleum, so I’m really hoping we’ll find some of the original hardwood under it.


There’s a little Harry Potter door leading to the closet under the stairs. That’s currently where our water heater is living.  Still debating the possibilities of moving that guy elsewhere so I can turn the closet into a wine cellar.  A girl can dream.


And then there’s the kitchen.  This 121 sq foot room is probably double the size of the kitchen in our Baltimore house.  But sadly, still no more counter space thanks to the awkward washer and dryer placement.Kitchen1 Kitchen

Upstairs, there’s a tiny little landing off which reside 2 bedrooms and our one and only bathroom.  The master bedroom is exactly the same size and dimensions of our Baltimore bedroom.  So conveniently we already know how to arrange the furniture in this room and have a good idea of what it will all look like.

Master Master1

The other bedroom will serve as both a guest bedroom and our office.  We didn’t really use the office in the Baltimore house, so we’re hoping with a custom built wall-length desk, a new monitor, speakers, and a sofa bed, we’ll have a pretty cool room to get some work done and host friends.BR2

Then there’s the bathroom.  It’s a small room, but has a normal sized bathtub.  For those of you that were unaware, our Baltimore bathroom had a tiny 3’9″ tub that even my tiny little self couldn’t stretch out in. So this big tub/shower was a big selling point for us.  I don’t really have good pictures of this room yet thanks to the poor lighting we always seem to have and the fact that it’s darn near impossible to get a good angle with all the doors opening the way they do.  I’ll post one as soon as I can.

And lastly, our back yard.  I can’t wait to host BBQs out here.  Start a new vegetable garden.  It’s not a big yard – only about .1 acres, but it’s clear in the last picture that it’s nice and private come Spring.


If you’re a visual person like myself and need to see a floor plan when looking at these pictures, check out the Our House page.

1 Comment

  1. January 17, 2014    

    I love it, so excited for you guys! Can’t wait to see (and help with) all the projects!

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