I was a little leary of putting pictures up of the new house while it was still listed online. I know most of my readers are innocent fiber people, but one never knows in that crazy world out there. It's offline now because we closed on Friday so now I can share.
Our new house is almost 2400sf. Twice the size of this one that the Army has had us in for the last two years. We will also have a garage again. And 1/2 acre of yard. The first order of business is enclosing the whole yard in the privacy fencing and putting in Silestone countertops. I'd like to put in wood floors but the carpet is high quality and only 2 yrs old, so that can wait. The kitchen and bathrooms have beautiful tile so those will stay the same. We thought about putting in an in-ground pool, but we may only live in this house for four years so we'd never get our money back. Even in Central Texas.
We had a hard time when we were shopping because we had to keep in mind that this is not our forever house. It's just until the boys are out of school. We are in a neighborhood with great schools within walking distance and lots of kids. My craft room will also be our guest room. I guess I can share. I'm thinking about a murphy bed with a fold out table underneath of it so that when it's folded up to the wall, I have a sewing table.
Hard to believe we move next week. We're taking a week to get down there so we can stop and see friends along the way. I have it planned so that we don't drive more than seven hours any one day (and most are 4-6) so it should be a good easy drive. We're pulling the camper so we'll stay in it one night but the rest are with friends or at hotels. We stopping in Canton for the Football Hall of Fame and in St. Louis to hit Six Flags. The boys don't know yet. Kansas is next to visit old friends and then on to Texas with one more stop in OKC to meet a fellow Hudson Valley Fiber Farm Shareholder.
So here's our new home in the Lone Star State. We took this house off of our list twice because pictures just don't do it justice. We decided to swing by and look at it because we were only a few streets down looking at another one. The minute we drove up we knew it was better than the pictures and when we walked in the door to all that openess and brightness, we knew it was the one. We took these pictures back in March, so obviously, it's not our furniture. :
Part of the backyard (we also have a HUGE side yard that you can't really see in these pics):
Formal Dining Room:
Master Bedroom (there are three other bedrooms also. All but one have huge walk-in closets):