It’s December, High-Five!

With just one day left of 2016 I thought I’d share some big news for 2017!  Just two weeks ago on a complete whim we went and looked at a house and did a really crazy thing. We made an offer on it! Okay, so that is the short story. The long story is that my husband can retire from the military in the next year if he wants and we have been spending some time thinking about finally putting down roots. With our kids in a good school and me now in a job I love those roots look they will be in South Carolina…at least for a while. So in a few months if all goes as planned we will be closing on this beauty which means lots of work but for me, it also means a whole lot of fun. Finally a house that will be mine.

Let’s take a tour.

I’m calling this room the library just because of the three walls of built-ins screaming for some West German Pottery… and maybe a few books.

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The library leads into the formal dining room. I have nothing to put into the formal dining room but I suppose I can figure that out…

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From there we head to the kitchen. Not a perfect kitchen but it is definitely in good working order with plenty of counter space and lots of storage.

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From there we go into the living room…

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which has a gas fireplace that backs up to the one in the library.

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Along the back of the house is the sunroom which used to be a covered porch. Here is where the paint gets a little over the top.

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At the far end of the sunroom is the master bedroom, more paint required.

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But the view is pretty great!

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I think the previous owner really liked green because the master bath has more green paint but it’s a great canvas for something new.

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But how about the master bedroom walk-in closet? I might need more shoes! Okay, probably not but a girl can dream right?

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Along the hallway to the master bedroom, there are two additional bedrooms and an office that opens onto the sunroom but the room that everyone is fighting over is the bonus room over the garage.

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The house has a three car garage so it also has a three car bonus room with its own bath. My daughter has bee putting in some pretty strong arguments on making it her own…but we’ll see.

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What I’m most excited about the three car garage, the third garage is climate controlled and ready for projects 24/7

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while the two car portion still has room to hold the cars… What a novel idea!

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But the real selling feature that had my husband sold from the get go was the yard.

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It backs up to a waterway which means no backyard neighbors and a very private yard,

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not to mention a great view.lake-2

I can’t wait to get my hands on this place and share the progress with you guys but you’ll have to wait just a bit.  Since we have a lease on our existing house we can’t leave for a bit so we are going to put off the closing and move in a little at a time while we update some of that crazy paint. I’ll keep you posted!

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