After spending over eight years commuting from Fredericksburg to Richmond, Virginia, we finally had enough of it and bit the bullet and moved!
I feel that we were incredibly lucky to find this house as it had everything we were looking for and more! The only downside was that it was slight farther away from my work place than I wanted to be (but my commute is still only 15 minutes!) Click here to read our story about buying this house.
The previous owners of the house had lived here for 27 years, and had made lots of changes (and upgrades) to make it their own. She was a master gardener and the two of them transformed a barren lot into a lush botanical masterpiece! I fell in love with it immediately, and my husband took all of five minutes longer.
When I saw this view, I knew I could look at this every single day and never get tired of the view.
The garden is tiered, and there are two stairs leading down to two paths that are filled with all sorts of wonderful flora.
Inside the house, we have about 2700 square feet- quite a downsize from our last house that had about 4200 square feet! It is still larger than what many people have, and it is the perfect size for us and Mr. Lucky’s business.
You can see our awesome Realtor Mike Kane in the picture above, and below is after painting the island.
The main living area is all pretty much open with a kitchen, family room, and dining room. A three-season room (that we call the sky room) is just off the family room.
And here is a pic of the room now that we’ve “covered” the walls with curtains. You can see the post here.
The dining room has a feature wall with mirrors and 1960s panels. Here’s what it looked like when we moved in:
And here’s how it looks now! Click here or on the picture to see the Dining Room transformation!
There are three bedrooms, and three baths. The hall bath looks as though it was relatively recently remodeled:
The master bath is a bit blue, but I think we will tackle this as our first major renovation project (maybe in a couple of years…)
This is the current state of our master bedroom which is JUST big enough for our king size mattress.
You may recognize the headboard from the old house- I used in the guest bedroom. Unfortunately, our guest bedroom here did not have the wall space to hang it. But it works out because Mr. Lucky loves it and wanted it our bedroom anyway.
The downstairs also had a bathroom, and it probably needs the most work. (But is very livable in the meantime!)
There is a finished side and an unfinished side of the downstairs, and in the finished side, we had another large room that I will use as my craft studio, and the guest bedroom.
On the unfinished side, Mr. Lucky has his business set up as well as the washer and dryer.
There are also a total of 9 closets in this house- which is great! Oodles of storage, and they almost all have lots of shelves built in to them. There are 10 if you count the pantry in the kitchen….
I love this house, and look forward to sharing the changes we make to it as we call it our home.