Monday, September 12, 2011

House for sale , well not quite yet...

I have some rather exciting news to share , a sort of sudden development , it is in the works and not final but we are hoping it will just be a matter of days before it will be so , WE ARE BUYING A NEW HOUSE!!!! and selling this house. We were planning to make a move over the next year and half or two years before we have extra drivers in the house but this house literally fell into our plans, snooze you lose... right!
My husband has been wanting to make a move for many years now , I have not been ready , I have been working constantly for the last 7 years improving our home , adding oodles of character , making it magazine and TV ready , both of those dreams have come true for me, I even finished the guest house I have always dreamt of , the backyard feels like a true oasis , so why would we sell??? you ask or wonder , well sometimes an opportunity just pops up and its worth the move.
Right in our neighbourhood where we have been for 9 years they are still building new , model homes are becoming family homes and as strange as this sounds the parking lot for the models has recently blossomed a house , a house with a separate garage and two side yards which peaked our interest . I inquired about the house which I assumed was a custom build since it is so different than any other house in our subdivision , boy was I shocked to hear it was for sale , I was told to "go take a look" which I did , it had all things on my wish list , 4 bedrooms , walk-in entry closet , main floor mudroom laundry , double car garage , dream sized kitchen , the triple window over the sink is when the deal maker for me , the windows are beautiful and every where , each bedroom has a bath {sophie thought I was pulling her leg when I told her she was going to have her own bathroom} , a separate shower in the master bath , an extra bedroom which will be my husbands office , center hall plan , 9 foot ceilings and best of all it is a blank slate , I will be able to choose all the finishes , which is a dream , my head is spinning with ideas right now .
This is the house how it stands right now , it is perfect to get a sense of space.
This is the view from the front door , to the right is the walk in closet followed by the powder room, then through the last door way is the breakfast area window , we love all the extra large door ways , I will build in a window bench ...I love that the house behind has a great amount of mature trees and plantings which makes for an instant view , its the best of both world's getting new construction in an established area.
The garage will finally allow me to make a proper work shop.
Here is my big kitchen , this wall is the stove wall , I am wanting some open shelving ...to the left is the breakfast area, plenty of room for an island of course.
These are the drawings of how the house will look when finished. This is the front really , its a corner lot so its a unique set up , we love how the yard is between the house and garage.
This is the side view that faces a street and pond and lots of trees.
I will miss this house desperately, it will be like leaving a child behind in some ways but it is time for something new a new adventure , but I hope we can find a buyer that wants everything done and loves all of the unique touches we have added, a home to just move in the furniture and enjoy.
Our new home {pending approval} will be ready in May , so we will put the house on the market in February or March.... for now my head will be spinning with options and lists of things to polish up in this house to get ready for sale...very exciting news huh!!!!
I will be finishing up the custom closet built ins in the master closet that I have recently started, I hope you will follow along over the next 8 months as things progress.
Oh yeah , how do you like my new header ??

25 comments:

Rachel said...

Ugh. I'm sad/happy for you! I love your house! lol. I'm excited about your new house. Wow! I hope you keep up with your blog so we can oooo and aaaaaah over everything you pick!

willtherebecake said...

Oh my gosh! That's so exciting! And I'm incredibly jealous. The only sad thing I can think of though is that you JUST finished that guest house! You haven't even gotten to use it yet! So much hard work...so little time to enjoy it...

Ch√Ęteau de J.E.T. said...

Some things are just meant to be! I'm very excited for you!!

Pine Tree Home said...

How exciting. And you get to do exactly what you want in the new house. Change is good...great.

lisaroyhandbags said...

That's so exciting! I know how bittersweet it feels - we've done the same thing a few times - just finished kitchen renos, charming backyard shed projects and then moved on before getting a chance to enjoy it. But I find the "doing" is a big part of the fun and now you'll have a lot of "doing" again! :)

Jen @ RamblingRenovators said...

So excited for you! It sounds like the PERFECT house for you. It looks gorgeous from the plans and once you add your personal touch, I know it will be stunning. And its in your neighbourhood too? How lucky! Will definitely be following along the next 8 months + beyond.

Maximum said...

Sounds like a dream house to me!!! Can't wait to see what you do with it!!!

Amy R. said...

How exciting! Best wishes as you dream and plan!
Amy

Sharon@Sharon at Home said...

OMG how fabulous. There is nothing like a new house to get the creative juices going. I LOVE moving! All the things you did in the present house you can translate to the new one ... and perfect any after thoughts.
LOVE it ... congratulations.

goddessof4 said...

Very exciting news!!!! I am happy for you guys!!! Can't wait to see the new house all moved into!!!! Sara

{oc cottage} said...

HOW exciting for you!!!! And for us...oh, what we will be seeing! Woohoo! ;}

m ^..^

City.Cottage Shop said...

your house will be a quick sale!!!!and a lucky buyer. congrats

Mrs. Classic said...

As a realtor I've always been so curious what would happen when you sell your home. I bet that you will have no problems selling it and getting your asking price!

Erin @ Two Story Cottage said...

How exciting!! We just moved this summer within our neighborhood. We just couldn't pass up the deals in this market. The great thing was our house sold in 48 hours and we had 4 offers - unheard of! I really think that all the extra touches make a HUGE difference. I doubt you'll have any trouble selling. Can't wait to see how everything unfolds. Good luck!!

Cote de Texas said...

wow. so it's true, well the new house is gorgeous and so big - i love the center hall and the way you can see the back from the front door, love that. i wonder if you can move your guest house there?!!!

good luck, i hope you have many many happy years in the new house and i can't wait to see you decorate it!

charlesalvarez23 said...

Your present house looks cool and nice yet I am pretty sure that your new house was great and I am so excited to see it. Can you share the updates or photos of your new house if it was already done? Big thanks and keep sharing.




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Living Lakeside said...

Wow congrats! Can't wait to see what you do with the new place! Will you be keeping the beachy theme in the new home?

All the best!
Kat

Object of Maya*ffection said...

CONGRATS! How exciting! You are a pro now and I can't wait to see how FAB the new place becomes with all of the Just Beachy touches!

Katrina Chambers said...

This is going to be great! x

ellie said...

That is exciting news i'm so very happy for you, you'll make it perfect and I can't wait to follow along...good luck!

Randolph Coleson said...

Your new header looks nice! :D I give you two thumbs up! The house looks very spacious. I bet the new owner would love your new design. I would love to see the pictures of your new house.

Randolph Coleson

charlesalvarez23 said...

Exciting and interesting as well. I like your blog and I am happy for you. Thank you and keep sharing.


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Kathrine Landau said...

I’m pretty sure that, by this time, you have already moved into your new house. How does it feel living in your new spacious home? It’s a good thing that you were able to find a new home just within your old neighborhood. With this, you can still take a look at your old house, even though you have already sold it to its new owners.

Kathrine Landau

Darren Lanphere said...

Sometimes, we need to make a choice. And this would need a lot of thinking to decide whether it’s right to give up some things and move on to another journey. Well, it looks like you’ve made a good choice, as well as a good deal with your new property. Were you able to finish setting up your new house? I hope you update us on how it looks like right now! :)

Darren Lanphere

rumi islam eva said...

They are all superbly attractive. Makes me want to put my home on the market and move!
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