Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Cottage On the Hill...

We received word that it looks like we are actually going to close on this little cottage-style house.  We are waiting on another survey and our lender has told them to get on it and make it snappy!


When the hubster first found the listing, he said "here is a house that is just your style, not mine so much, but yours."  I was in love with it the minute I saw the photo.  The hubster has since grown to love it as much as I do.


I love cottage-style homes and have always dreamed of owning one.  The first house we wanted to have built was a cottage-style home in a community of other cottage-style homes.  Here in Texas, the majority of the homes are brick and Austin stone.  They are pretty but I really wanted something that was different and thankfully, we found it.

All of the floors downstairs are acid-washed concrete.  Very different, but they fit perfectly in this house.  It doesn't have a foyer or grand entry....the front door opens right into the living area...just like older homes.  Since most of the homes in this little area ARE older homes, the builder wanted to make sure the house fit in.

The house doesn't have a big kitchen, but the living/kitchen/dining area is all "open concept" so it seems much larger than what it is.


The light fixtures are awesome, especially the one in the dining area.


I can't wait to see our table and chairs in this space.  Our dining table and chairs are so versatile...they fit perfectly in our city loft, perfectly in our rental in Tennessee, perfectly in our purchased home in Tennessee and have been fitting perfectly in a closet while packed away....see, versatile.  Gotta have versatile furniture! :-)

The master bedroom is not overly large, but a really good size (I couldn't get a good photo of the entire room, so you only get to see a small portion)...


...as is the master bath.


The master closet is perfect, with lots of built-ins!  I posted on Instagram that I envision 2 barn door sliders covering these spaces before too long.  It will be a nice DIY project for the hubster.  Y'all have seen how I destroyed a little footstool, so there is no way I'm going to tackle using power tools and good wood!  I give termites the heebie-jeebies!

As you can see from these few photos, there is a fair amount of shiplap in this home.  The bedrooms and bathrooms upstairs all have shiplap on at least one wall.  And the tile in the upstairs bathrooms....


...it looks like old bricks! I love it!  So different!

So there's the sneak peak of the little cottage we hope to be moving into in the next few weeks!  I've been so excited about this house....much like a dog chasing it's tail...drooling and laughing! :-)


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  1. Exciting times, Benita! I'm so happy for you. The house has so much potential and it will be such fun putting your stamp on it and a finding a place for all your things. I see some shopping in your future as well :-)
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Thank you so much! We are pretty excited to see a light at the end of the tunnel, so to speak! I'm looking forward to getting things in place and you are right, a little bit of shopping as we do not have enough furniture! :-) Love and hugs!

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  2. Alright! This house is adorable. I'm happy for you and so surprised you found something that darling around here. Seriously, how often do we find cottage style homes here? I'll keep my fingers crossed that it all works out.

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    1. Thank you so much…it is just the cutest house! And we were definitely surprised as well because they are difficult to find in Texas…few and far between! We are doing the same…LOL. Love and hugs!!

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    2. It's so adorable!! We just moved from Austin so I hear you about the home styles. I think you found one of cutest homes in Texas! I ❤ cottages!

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    3. Thanks so much Lindsay!! We are so excited and I have always loved cottage-style homes! Can't wait to get in this one! Have a great evening!

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  3. Oh my gosh!! This is the sweetest house!! We are going to be cottage buddies! Ah! My fingers and toes are crossed that this one goes through. Keep us posted!! xoxo

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    1. Thank you...we love it! And yes we are!!! You can give me some tips on how to decorate a cottage-style house!! Thank you so much! We are hopeful that it goes through and we can move soon! Love and hugs!

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  4. OH, this place is just perfect. You have waited so long, you are finally getting the prize!

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    1. Thank you...we just love it! It has definitely been a long journey and we hope we can close on this one! Love and hugs!

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  5. Really nice, Benita! They've done some terrific updates in that cottage to give you the best of both a sweet cottage feel and a modern farmhouse. I hope it's yours!

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    1. Thank you and yes, they did a great job on this house. I do like the feel of it and that it is versatile for decorating. We are really excited about it. Just pushing to actually sit at a table and close this thing down...LOL Love and hugs!

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  6. So excited for you. This house is beautiful. Yeah💕💕💕💕

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    1. Thank you so much Kris! We just love and are excited and ready to be settled! Love and hugs!!

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  7. Oh my gosh, what an amazing house, I absolutely love it!!!! You can move right in and pretty much not have to do a thing, except for your barn door you want to add to the closet - amazing! The house is totally your style and I can't wait to see how you make it your own, sweet Benita!! Wishing you a quick closing/moving....xoxox

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    1. Thanks so much, we love it also! And yes, we can move in and make the few changes we want to make over time. Outside of changing a few light fixtures and adding some paint color, there is not alot we need to do. We will have to build an outdoor area off the back because there is not one, so that will be an ordeal, but other than that...move-in ready! :-) Love and hugs!

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  8. House is lovely...I could live there...my kids would love it if we moved to TX. Doesn't look like a lot to be done before you move in...good luck! XOXO

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    1. Thank you so much Donna! You really should move here…then we can go have lunch! :-) Not too much to do…just add some paint color and change out a few light fixtures. Of course, we will have to build a deck or patio on the back as it only has a “stoop”. :-) Love and hugs!!

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  9. this is SO much better than the first one. to tell you the truth... I know you loved that kitchen. but the whole place came off cold to me. too big. too too!
    and there is NOTHING cold about your personality! this one suits you.
    this one is cozy and cute as a bug! yes. a lot of bugs are absolutely cute!
    the lady bug comes to mind... xo

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    1. I couldn't agree more...the other house was nice, but just wasn't "me". I did love the kitchen because of all the space, but I love this one more! The other house was much too big for us and wasn't our style at all...we just needed a house. Which is never a reason to pick a place to live...LOL Thank you so much...it is cozy, cute and perfect for us! Love and hugs sweet friend!!

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  10. It's beautiful Benita. I am so excited for you and can't wait to see how you decorate and make it your own. I love everything about it.

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    1. I couldn't agree more...the other house was nice, but just wasn't "me". I did love the kitchen because of all the space, but I love this one more! The other house was much too big for us and wasn't our style at all...we just needed a house. Which is never a reason to pick a place to live...LOL Thank you so much...it is cozy, cute and perfect for us! Love and hugs sweet friend!!

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  11. It's sheer perfection and I have to disagree about the kitchen...it too is perfect. Love the floors, the tile, the porch, just everything. Lucky you!!!

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    1. Thank you so much! I knew it was perfect for us and cannot wait to get in and get out things in place. Will change some paint colors and we will need to build a deck/patio on the back, but other than that...it's ready to go! Love and hugs!!

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  12. It's perfect for you my dear friend. I can totally see you in it and I'm thrilled for you :)

    I am praying for your mom and your nephew. I truly hope they get through this.

    Love to you,
    rue

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    1. Thank you so much! We are so excited and cannot wait to get settled! Thank you so much for the prayers...the waiting on their test results is wearing on everyone. We are hoping for answers so that everyone can get better! Love and hugs to you sweet friend!!

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  13. I am simultaneously thrilled for you and as green with envy as I can be! Ugh, your new house is making my "stale" house look terribly shabby (and not in the chic way, haha.) Seriously, though, you both deserve this so much! I am truly thrilled for you 😁

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    1. Girl, your house is gorgeous!!! And thank you so much!! I’m ready to get in and start putting things in place. Just being able to touch my silverware will be pretty cool…silly stuff I know, but I’m weird like that…LOL Love and hugs to you sweet friend!!

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  14. Adorable new home! How exciting! xoxo Su

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    1. Thanks so much Su, we are looking forward to getting moved and settled! Love and hugs!

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  15. ADORABLE!!!!!! I love it. The outside is so inviting and makes you want to just go right in. Love everything about the front room, the windows, fireplace....NICE. Great find. Enjoy decorating that baby. Thank you so much for coming to my blog and leaving such sweet comments. I love making things and painting so I try to stay busy with all that.

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    1. Thank you so much!! It has been a laborious, stressful process trying to find the right house...we've been through a few...LOL And thank you for visiting...I just love your projects and your painting skills rock!

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  16. I'm just seeing this. I love your cottage-style house! I would have picked that one.
    Brenda

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    1. Thank you ma'am. We feel so fortunate to have found it. The other house didn't suit us well at all, but this one seems to be right for us. Looking forward to getting moved in! :-) Love and hugs!!

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  17. Yay! I am so excited for you!!
    I am looking forward to your decorating and projects.
    Carla

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    1. Thanks so much Carla! We are excited and are ready to get moved! I already have a growing list…LOL Love and hugs!!

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  18. Got my fingers crossed for you. Can't wait to see how you convert this to your excellent style.

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