Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Did I mention I LOVE our new house?!

Yes, we love it. It has EXCEEDED our expectations! It is SOO much bigger than we thought and we have more cabinet and storage space than we know what to do with, though I am SURE we will fill it. It is just beautiful. My oldest son (3 years old) LOVES to be able to walk outside and go up and down the shared driveway. We scootered in the street, just had to watch out for the construction going on! There are 3 houses, I know at least 2 are Victoria Falls going up on our side and another 2 across the street. It is so fun to watch the houses get built! We are so happy with all our choices and that they all came out well. We had a couple new home owner questions for our PM and he was out at our house early this morning to check (and reassure) and fix. Awesome.

To those building it is SOO worth the wait. I wake up grateful every morning as I look out onto the woods from the morning room. I have never lived in a single family home, never had a garage, or a nice backyard. When I was 10 my Mom drove me through a new development in Pittsburgh where they were building houses and I was struck. I said to her "One day I will do that, I promise." She said, "One day, I hope you can and WILL." 23 years later here I am. It is truly a dream come true.

Thanks to everyone for your help and support! Here are pics from closing day! Once the house looks decent I will take pics with the furniture in it. Fun! I didn't get pics of everything, but got most of the biggies :-)

Here we go!!

Beautiful, beautiful morning room

Master

Master Bath

Hank is happy :-)

Hallway

Guest Bath (AKA boys' bathroom!)

Guest bedroom (funny angle)

Part of my oldest son's room (4 windows with the best views in the house!)

Youngest son's room again with awesome views!

Beautiful staircase

LOVE the kitchen soo much!

Laundry room

Family room, MUCH bigger than expected!

Living room into dining room

Dining room into living room

This pantry is HUGE!!

Foyer

The powder room is HUGE! One day we will put a sink with cabinet storage in

23 comments:

  1. LOVE IT..It's BEAUTIFUL. I love ALL of your choices. Congratulations!!

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    1. Thank you! We are so pleased. When I took a second to look around I actually cried! So did my Mom! You are going to be done soo soon! I can't wait to see the finished product!

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  2. It's gorgeous- it really is bright, spacious and your selections came together very nicely. So happy for you!

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  3. Enjoy every inch of happiness! We constantly count our blessings, too. :)

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous!!! You guys have a ton of room to grow! The staircase is beautiful!! Congratulations!

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  5. Stunning! I love the VF staircase, it's so grand! It will look so beautiful during the holidays all decked out!

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  6. Your house is beautiful! We were thinking the same thing you had in your post about our son being able to walk outside, walk/play on a real lawn, and ride his bike around. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Congratulations your home is beautiful

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  8. What a beautiful home. I really like the Victoria Falls floor plan and of course you have beautiful finishes. I was feeling defeated today because they have missed another deadline but seeing pictures of your home reminded me why we are doing this. Thanks!

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  9. Wow! I practically teared up like I was walking thru the house with you! So excited for you and I am sure you deserve every inch of it. It has been great following you in this process and watching everything unfold! Happy decorating!

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    1. :) you're too sweet!! I can't wait until your dream is finished!

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  10. wow! It's perfect and very beautiful. I love the cascading stair it’s very pretty with the wood floor. You made very nice color choices. Congratulations again!!

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  11. Love Love Love the hardwood and the stairs!! Beautiful color!

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  12. Thanks everyone! It is truly worth the stress, frustrations, delays...everything! You forget it all once you turn your keys in YOUR door and step foot in YOUR home! Hang in there everyone building. The light at the end of the tunnel is truly beautiful :)

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  13. Love it you guys are going to be so happy there! I am excited to see how you decorate. The stairs are so grand!

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  14. Beautiful! Love all of the hardwood floors!

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  15. I just took another look at your power room!! It's so larger and will be so much fun to decorate!! Again, I love the hardwood floors and staircase!! Did you do the happy dance yet?

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  16. I believe it is better to have extra storage than be lacking of it. =) I love how spacious your new house is. It must have cost you a fortune to purchase this big of a house. Can't wait to see how you would decorate each room!

    Levi Ervin

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