I doubt anyone is even a micro-percent as fascinated with what is happening up on top of this hill in the middle of nowhere as I am, but you can probably at least imagine that I am obsessed with it. It’s my fantasy, my future, and sometimes my nightmare. There is, I have discovered, a reason why people build houses close to the road instead of on top of hills. Or about twenty reasons.
But in spite of every problem, delay, and obstacle we’ve had to overcome (and are still overcoming), I’m not sorry. I love this house. I love the location, on our farm, on top of the hill, in the middle of nowhere. I love the privacy. I love the beauty. I love this house. I just want to MOVE INTO IT ALREADY. ::stomp foot::
Okay, fit over.
Wanna take a tour of the not-quite-finished house?
Come on in the front door…..
I love this room, love it. Look at all the light! There are windows everywhere in this room, including the open dormer window in the cathedral ceiling. The house has an open floor plan with the living room, kitchen, and dining room together in the main living space.
Here is part of the kitchen island. Which is not in the kitchen at the moment. It’s in the dining room, to be moved to the kitchen later. This is Steve-the-Builder. I think he was talking about the Obstacle-of-the-Day and I was saying something like, “I’m moving in on March 8th.” Because I think if I keep saying this, it will come true. He can do magic, I know he can.
This is the master bedroom. On March 8th, I’m going to bring a pillow and move in here.
The office is next to the master bedroom. It has walls of windows….
….and a door to the wraparound porch.
This is, hands down, the cutest room in the house with all its slanted roof lines. It’s the loft bedroom, Princess’s room. This is the windowseat.
Which opens up for storage under the seat.
This inset will have a built-in desk so she can study hard. Because she studies like a maniac. She loves to study. After we move in, I’ll explain to her what the word “study” means.
This is her closet, which has a closet behind the closet–a little door that goes to attic storage. I’m pretty sure this is how she is going to clean her room, by sweeping everything off her floor into the closet behind the closet.
This is the stairway outside the loft bedroom. There’s a neat cutout that looks down over the living room. Princess calls it her spyhole.
Here are the kitchen cabinets out on the back porch. Hunh. That won’t be very handy…..
One of the boys’ bedrooms downstairs.
This is the future den for the boys downstairs, and the current staging area and command center. This is where Steve-the-Builder plans super secret magic stuff to make sure I can move in on March 8th.
Did I mention I’m moving in on March 8th?