Saturday, March 16, 2013

Home sweet, wonderful, outdated home...

Party ovah' here, party ovah' there- we got the house!!

It was a bit touch and go for a while, but our offer was finally accepted!
We are in awe of how it all went down, and are praising God for His perfect timing and provision.  What a blessing this house is!  HUGE ENORMOUS GIGANTIC thanks to my Aunt Karla, aka. world famous realtor... lets just say without her wisdom, experience, and support we would not have this house.

We had the inspection last night.  I had NO idea what to expect, but the inspection was actually a very enjoyable experience.  Scott, our inspector, was so down to earth and funny, which really put us at ease and helped us to enjoy the night. AND, he ordered a pizza for the three of us to share, which is a sure-fire way to my heart. :)

This is what I was doing while the menfolk were inspecting:
Picking colors, babayy!!

We can not stinking wait to get in there and put our stamp on the place!!

Here are a couple (read: TONS) of pictures I snapped of the interior in it's pre-philipandshainatreatment state.  It goes without saying that these are BEFORE pictures.... =)   


Front living room- first room you see when you come through the door

blurry pic of the fireplace.  It is a pass through and is shared by this room :
our favorite room in the house... beams on the ceiling,  fireplace, skylight...
other side of room- opens out to an enclosed porch!

the enviable carpeted kitchen and dining area....

I actually really like the pendant light.  I have big plans for this space... stay tuned. 

view from kitchen to dining area
worlds teensiest bathroom off the kitchen

awesome lift on the toilet...

door to garage, door to basement, bathroom around the corner

bedroom 1

Bedroom 2

Bedroom 3

 bathroom... carpeted, naturally.

I actually kinda like the bathroom wallpaper... but not enough to keep it. 

"Swans in love"; artist unknown

Anyone want a wreath?  It has a $2 sticker on it, but we think it is priceless...


Jealousy inducing carpet

worlds second teensiest bathroom under the basement stairs

favorite feature: this beautiful wall 'mural' with custom lighting.  If you look closely, you will see a seam down the middle- it is a mirror image of itself on either side...

Score!  Another fireplace!! And a floral sofa!!  Double Score!!

Narnia lights and a sweet canning station...

Love this old thang

Our very own Detroit Jewel!!  Triple score!!  These things are honestly quite impressive.

In all seriousness, we LOVE the house and it's quirks and are SO excited to live there.  It is about 30 minutes away from my family, which is the only sad part of this whole picture and will certainly take a bit of getting used to... but we really feel that this is where we have been led, and so we will make the most of the longer commute.   We absolutely love love love the location in all other respects... it is close to all of our favorite hangouts: coffee shops, restaurants, parks, ANTHROPOLOGIE... oh my gosh.  I am going to be 5 minutes from an Anthropologie.  Pinch me!!   Who knows, my fam may move out to our side of town eventually anyways.  

Now we just can't wait to close so we can start tackling projects!  We have so many grand ideas swimming around in our heads for this place.  It will be a big job that will definitely keep us busy for a while, but we are confident it will be worth it!!

Have a great weekend!!


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At March 16, 2013 at 12:37 PM , Blogger Karla H said...

can't wait to watch you turn this hidden gem into a polished go girl!

At March 16, 2013 at 1:21 PM , Blogger Tami Huitsing said...

I love it Shaina! And what a perfect size! Yes, there is some work to be done but since you are a designer, I have no doubt you will make it spectacular! How exciting! Can't wait to see it in person. BTW...who puts carpet in the kitchen? Seriously - did they not cook? I would have the carpet destroyed in no time with spaghetti sauce or some sort of splash from the pan. We're rolling up our sleeves over here, getting ready to help. Just say when and I'll be ready to paint, rip down, clean, rip up (as in kitchen carpet), shop, shop, shop, drink coffee, paint some more. And let's not forget about our Melbec Mondays - we will need to institute them once again : ). Let me know if I can help get you some deals on appliances/carpeting/paint or whatever. I have connections...LOL : )

At March 16, 2013 at 1:24 PM , Blogger Tami Huitsing said...

I forgot to mention that I love the stove in the lower level. You might want to keep that and make an additional kitchen down there for canning and such. Not such a bad idea - especially since you will have a wonderful garden out back.

At March 16, 2013 at 1:39 PM , Blogger Courtney said...

Oh Shaina, I am so THRILLED for you guys! What an exciting adventure! I loved seeing the pre-Philip and Shaina pics of the house...and your narration is so enjoyable! Can't wait to see more friend!

At March 16, 2013 at 8:59 PM , Blogger Emily Shuck said...

Congratulations! That's so exciting! We're loving the fireplaces and canning station, and so jealous of your basement carpet and mural :) Can't wait to see you and Phil transform it into your own space.

At March 18, 2013 at 2:35 PM , Blogger J.K. English said...

Oh SHAINA!!!! YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAAAAAAAAHHHH! I am so overjoyed for you! I can NOT wait to see what you do with it! Another redemption story in the making. Seriously, so happy for you!!! xoxoxoxoxox

At March 20, 2013 at 9:22 AM , Blogger hockfrockandlily said...

Thank you all for your kind words and excitement!! :). We feel so blessed!!

At October 23, 2013 at 11:47 AM , Blogger Eugene said...

Thanks for giving us a glimpse of your home. I can tell that you purchased a great house. It has a lot of wonderful features. If I come and visit your home, I'd probably love the fireplace and skylight too! These are the areas of the house that help bring about a relaxing atmosphere. They certainly are a good attraction!

Eugene Head @ Roof Masters


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