While living in the first empty nest house, we had the chance to purchase another home in the same neighborhood in the same circumstances, from it’s original owner and needing a complete renovation. I forget the reason why I was even looking, as I loved the house we were in. Although it was quite a bit smaller than we had been used to, it really was perfect for us but we put an offer on this one anyway. There were two other offers in front of us, but as fate would have it, we ended up getting it and this soon became our home.
Luckily we were able to live in the other one while we renovated this one. Moves are never easy, even if you are moving just a few blocks away, but it made it much easier to move into this after all the work was done. This did not need a new roof, but the inside was dying for a makeover.
This house was more than 1,000 square feet bigger than the one we were living in. I was able to use all of our furniture (luckily I had been storing a few favorite pieces) and the piano had not sold so that was able to come home to us.
If there is one thing I love to do besides decorate, it is to organize! We were able to create so many great spots in this house to hold all of our things.
Not only did we gain larger rooms, but we also enjoyed a separate dining room and living room space, along with multiple bedrooms. The home began as 5 bedrooms, but we moved some walls and incorporated one bedroom into the primary bedroom to become a giant walk-in closet!
I did a lot of projects in this house, my favorite being in this utility area that led to an amazing mudroom that we created. This house really embraced all the rustic elements, and wanted all the black hardware touches throughout the spaces.
This house was fantastic, but we knew we would not remain there forever as we ultimately wanted a main floor primary bedroom, so that as we age, we wouldn’t need to climb stairs. Little did we know, we would spend less time in this house than we thought, and when a house I had always loved came up for sale, we moved two years later.
Gotta love a huge closet!