the new diggs

December 12, 2011

finally, right? today i'm super excited (and only a little bit nervous) to finally show some pics of the new house! i snapped these the day of inspections, so there's some misc equipment here and there, and i only took them to fill the gaps of what we already had from the listing photos, so it's not an extensive tour, but you can at least get a sense of what we're workin with . . .

first, the formal living room:



which is open to the kitchen (where i'm standing for these shots) and on the opposite side of the entry from the family room:



the room just past it with the drapes is the formal dining, which takes you right back around to the kitchen:




and just for kicks (and because it's apparently award-winning), the master bath:



and a peek at the backyard:


all those leaves are still there.

there you have it, party people. it is absolutely not a bit what i was expecting to buy. we'd been shopping the late 70s/early 80s fixers with a vengeance. so many that had amazing potential, but needed lots of cosmetic love. the moment i saw the listing for this beauty, i said, why not? maybe someone in this city didn't choose completely vanilla upgrades and we can have that older home with gobs of charm and a price tag we can afford? and so it was.

half of those spaces are still totally empty. there's a bit of furnishing to do. and it is not without existing cosmetic elements i'd like to change (i must note that, overall, i'm quite happy). all of which, naturally, you'll be subjected to, likely even complete with solicitations for your ever-awesome advice. i already have a million ideas swirling around in my head! it's going to be
so.
much.
fun.

more amazing guesters this week while i continue to dismantle boxes for a few more days.
i tell you, they multiply.

23 comments:

annawithlove said...

Tobe! I love it, so cozy and perfect! Can't wait to see how you decorate it! xo

MFAMB said...

i do not understand the thinking behind that bathroom..but overall it is a fantastic space! the light, the windows, the apparent flow of everything from room to room...it's going to be spectacular. i am so jealous!

Ally said...

Tobe, everything about your new home is lovely. Like the shutters on the windows. And the backyard looks so inviting. Great choice.

jen @ design blossom said...

What a beautiful home! I love the hardwood floors and the open layout. I am sure you will have a great time decorating!

Mrs. Gumshoe said...

Oh. My. It's beautiful! I'm counting down the hours to come see you and your awesome new pad. And Mexican food. I'm really excited for Mexican food. Can you tell I've made your decision for you?

Alex {Things That Sparkle} said...

Its absolutely beautiful!! Cannot wait to see the magic you work on the furnishings!

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

It's so lovely- I adore all those giant windows and the original floors...the floorplan is so open and seems to have an awesome flow about it. I can't wait to see what you do with the decorating- quite sure it's going to be off the charts stunning!

Lynzy said...

Loving the new place!! That bathroom is amazing!

jacquelyn | lark + linen said...

I'm so excited for you!! It's just perfect

victoria | vmac+cheese said...

OH MY GOSH. I'm in love with the plantation shutters throughout the downstairs! Really, it looks like you have a house with good bones. I can't wait to see what you do with it!

Lily said...

How exciting !! Its SO gorgeous !! Cant wait to see it all decorated :)

xxLily
goldandgray.com

Jennifer @ Belclaire House said...

So gorgeous! It looks so clean (maybe that's because my house is a mess). So excited to see what you do with it! We've been in our house 5 years and I'm still trying to furnish it! I can't wait for all of the house updates. Congratulations!

Tamra {walkswithBella} said...

Congratulations!! It is beautiful. I'm totally lusting over that bathroom. can't wait to see mroe pics!

The Now said...

WOW!!! Congratulations on your new home! It's incredible! xoxo e&a

Tobe | Because It's Awesome said...

thank you all so very much for the sweet comments! ox

Nichole @ Parlour said...

Love it! Looks soooo wonderful! Thanks for sharing a few pics!

Jackie said...

It's absolutely gorgeous. Congratulations Tobe!

Erika [small shop] said...

Oh my gosh yay! It's so charming and in great condition! Great job! So happy for you. Can't wait to see what magic you do.

Annemarie @ Brunch at Saks said...

Congrats, love! It's absolutely perfect! xo

Courtney Lane - Blog said...

Those floors look beautiful! Are they real hardwood? If they aren't, they definitely look like it from the pics!

Congratulations on your new house! So lovely and charming.

Courtney Lane
courtneylanemichaels.blogspot.com

gwendolyn said...

tobe its SO adorable! congratulations on the most perfect holiday gift! + lucky neighbors you have now that they have YOU! i can't wait to see what you end up doing on the inside. xog

Cari Cantrell said...

Congratulations Tobe! Can't wait to see what you do to your new digs.

sarah @ design me daily said...

I can't believe it's taken me this long to read your new house post!! It's gorgeous, congrats!! Can't wait to see all the fun and beautiful ideas you put to use :)

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