Are you surprised?! I am still kind of surprised, myself. It’s not what we had planned, but God sometimes has different plans that we do. We bought land to build a house about a couple of years ago. And, while we are going to keep the land for now, it just wasn’t working out for us to build at this time.
We are actually not disappointed at all and have a great peace about this decision, which I know only comes from the Lord. We have been looking at houses on and off on the MLS, just keeping an eye out in case we saw anything that was interesting to us. We’ve been looking for quite some time and have found nothing that we loved, until this house.
We actually looked at the housing market online on the daily. I would search the new houses listed that day, every day. For some reason, I missed this house. I was going back through all of the houses one day and asked Trav, “how did I miss this one?” I asked him if he wanted to see it and he said, “if you want to”.
To be honest, I thought it was going to be a waste of time because of his response. I think the discouragement of not being able to build for so long and with everything going on, it made us just think that this was just going to be another house that we would tour and walk away from.
When I opened the front door and looked into the great room when the huge brick fireplace and wood ceilings, I was in love! Trav was in love too, but even more in love with the workshop outside, connected to the garage.
We moved from our last house because we wanted more character and we wanted to be out of a neighborhood. Trav and I both grew up in the country and we loved being out of the city on a little bit of land. This house has a little over 2 acres with an amazing mountain view!
There will be lots of renovations to come! I can’t wait to transform the rooms into what we’ve been dreaming!
While it’s a little smaller than we would like, we are planning on building on a master suite. I do love the cozy feel of the house just the size it is, but you can see in the video the reason why we think we would like to move the master suite.
I have always wanted wood ceilings and a brick fireplace and walls, Trav has always wanted a workshop, and Brylie has always wanted a loft. Can you believe this house has all of those things and so much more? It makes me teary eyed, thinking of God’s grace over us with the long wait that we’ve been through. Am I saying that if He had provided a house that didn’t have those things that we wouldn’t be thankful? Absolutely not, but it’s pretty special to me how God led us to this house with the things that we had been dreaming about.
I have so many ideas running through my head that I’m getting a little dizzy, ha ha! I can’t wait to share them all with you and take you with us through the process of renovating!
I’m curious as to what you think about Saltillo floors…we will tell you later if we are planning on keeping them or not.
We are now in the inspection process, keeping our fingers crossed that the termites haven’t got the best of anything.
We will actually be able to close mid May, so we will be starting some renovations prior to moving everything in…at least that is our plan.
Do you think Trav’s is going to help me lighten up these ceilings? Let’s keep that question and answer to ourselves. I’m actually not sure what I’m doing with the ceilings, but I have some ideas that don’t include paint.
I would also love to expose more of the brick walls! The dreams in my mind are never ending!
I have many ideas for the backyard as well! You can see the front of the house and the Mountain View on the video. We are soooo excited and super excited to have all of you along for the journey too!!!
Here is a little video that I took during our walkthrough. I hope you enjoy hearing, in the video, some of the things we are planning on doing to the house too!