Friday, March 2, 2012

Wanna see our house?


So you probably know that last week, Jon and I bought a house! Our offer was accepted last Wednesday, we had the inspection on Monday and then Wednesday evening, the seller agreed to the repairs needed (minor things found in inspection)! So it is almost ours!! Now we just wait. Our close date is April 4th so unless something happens with financing, we are good to go. I can finally start thinking about it as our house. The awesome thing about the house is that there is not one drop of paint in the whole thing...meaning it is a blank canvas for me! I hate white walls and can't wait to get to painting. Jon and I have a stack of paint samples on our kitchen table and a million ideas written down. We still can't believe this is happening!!

And since the house is one step closer to being ours...I wanted to share some pictures today! I have a feeling I will be bloggin' all about moving, painting, decorating, DIYing and the likes, so I want you to get a good idea of what the before looks like. All the furniture in the pictures is the sellers and will leave with the house. 

So here you have casa de Corazon (Hart hehe)


You can see it a lot better than the first pic I posted :-).  

The brick looks reddish in the picture but in person it is very brown. I love the movement in the brick and love how they incorporated limestone. 


So if you've watched our current home tour, you would know our house is little. It was built in the 50's and is about 1050sf. The new house is 3055sf...gasp. Yes it is big for 2 people but it won't be big when we have a slew of little bambinos running around in a couple of years, eh? The plan is NOT to move for a long time. Moving sucks!

So when all my bloggy friends come a visit, this is what you will see...




I am so excited to have a formal dining room. We have been looking at big farmhouse tables and I can't wait to host Thanksgiving and Christmas in this house. We are thinking that for now, the formal living room will be my blogging/craft area (time to start pinning ideas!). 

One of our requirements was two story ceilings in at least 1 area of the house. This house had our dream ceilings.




The master suite is downstairs along with a little half bath powder room. I didn't post a pic but there is a huge mud room/laundry room right off the garage.



I love how open the kitchen and family room are in this house. Our current house is so boxy and each room is closed off. What's worse than spending the afternoon in the kitchen without being able to watch TV?! The pics of the kitchen aren't the best but it is spacious and pretty. I am not crazy about the dark cabinets...I have dreams of creamy white cabinets so that may be in the future. I love the dark granite and stainless steel appliances. We about died when we researched the type of fridge that the seller is leaving us. And a double oven! My life is complete



The breakfast nook is to the left of the kitchen and has bay windows and a door to the backyard. 

Before we head upstairs here is a picture of Jon's office. He works from home when he is not traveling and will eventually need to move his work from the sofa to an office when we have kiddos. It is directly to your left when you walk into the house (I guess it could be counted as a 5th bedroom since it has a closet which is nice)


Oh and the back of the house...


So upstairs there are 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, a game room and an unfinished media room (score!). It's nice because one of the bedrooms is off by itself with its own bathroom and the other two share a jack and jill on the other side of the house. 



We have plans to finish the media room but not anytime in the near near future. The seller had a quote for the finishing attached to the door so we know exactly how much it will cost, etc. but we don't really need the space yet. It will eventually be the perfect place for a mini movie theater!


I didn't want to bore you and post pictures of 3 identical rooms. There are definitely little boys living in the rooms because each of them has huge FatHead stickers of different sports teams on all the walls. They all have pretty good sized closets which is nice too.

And last but not least...the view! It's not a crazy view of the lake but it is better than nothing. The neighborhood is right by the lake (for an easy $1m you can get a view of the lake ha) and has lots of rolling hills. This is the view outside the upstairs windows. You can actually spot the University of Texas golf course if you look closely!


So there you have it, our soon-to-be home. We are so thrilled and continue to thank the Lord for the many blessings He's given. I can't wait to chronicle our journey in becoming homeowners.

Have a great weekend!



65 comments:

Leah {Sweet and Sour Showers} said...

Congrats again! It was so great to catch up with you guys and I can't wait for all the many HobLob adventures in our future. xoxo

Nicole Jeanette said...

This is very exciting! The house is absolutely beautiful :)

Can't wait to see the changes you do to the house.

Michelle (michabella) said...

Seriously.... it is BEAUTIFUL!!!!! LOVE the stairs. Great for entertaining... I am DEF coming to visit ;)

Meredith said...

Ruthie it looks AMAZING! It's so beautiful! Congratulations!!!!

simply megan. said...

Oh my goodness!! It. is. beautiful!!! What amazing memories your gonna make here. congrats!!

simply megan. said...

Oh my goodness!! It. is. beautiful!!! What amazing memories your gonna make here. congrats!!

Amanda said...

Which guest bedroom can I stay in?!?!?!??!?!?! OMG I'm in love! No wonder you're so excited! Slash is it a southern thing that the master bedrooms/suites are on the first floor? Just curious. EEEE! Happy happy for you and Jon (and Ernie)! P.S. Making big progress on finding M and I a little nugget of our own :)

Meagan said...

I am so excited for you and your husband. We are still renting for at least another year before we buy a house in case we decide to move. Next time I'm in the Austin area I should let you know ahead of time so we can meet up. I go there all the time in fact I'm going to Marble Falls this weekend! Congrats Again!

A Zesty Bite

Ashley said...

Oh I love it!!! Congrats again!!! You better get packing!!!

Mason's Mama said...

Ruthie - it's gorgeous! Congratulations friend. I am so excited and happy for you.

Bridget said...

That is beautiful!! Congrats!

Jen said...

*lifts jaw up off floor* that house is AMAZING!!!!!! I am in love!!! You guys deserve it and I'm so happy for you :-)

I'm totally coming to visit one day. It's decided :)

Melissa Risenhoover said...

Holy crap it's huge!! Congrats!

Michelle P said...

WOOOOOOW!

Christina L. said...

Congratulations! It is so perfect! That view makes me want to move back to Austin right now.

Lauren said...

It's beautiful with plenty of space to grow - I'm so happy for you guys!!

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

I am coming and we are going to play hide n go seek! Nobody wil find me in that place.

Heather said...

Holy crap it is so big and gorgeous!!! I am in love!!!! This is definitely no a starter home.. You could live there forever!! :) LOVE!!!!

GingerPeachT said...

Holy crap! It's like a mansion!!!
So beautiful. But thanks a lot...now I'm gonna set expectations for us to have a home like that soon haha ;-)

Um we will deff come by if we end up living in Texas. It's a possibility even though I want some place more north. Lol

Heather B {dreaming big} said...

So beautiful! Can Cohen and I come visit? We'll only need 2 of your 5 rooms ; )

Becky Borgman said...

Okay, your house is gorgeous and you are going have SOOO much making it a home! My little piece of advice...take 1 room at a time...this way you aren't just throwing stuff on walls to get it decorated. Our downstairs is almost totally finished, but upstairs still looks nearly like 1 week after we moved in (back in July). It just makes it easy to have everything be cohesive.

Lauren H. Edmondson said...

b-e-a-utiful! I am really loving that awesome staircase.

Dani said...

Congrats again!
The house is BEAUTIFUL!!

Amira said...

I am honestly speechless! It's a mansion! A gorgeous, gorgeous mansion and I couldn't be more excited for you two! In 300 years Brandon and I would never be able to afford that size house where we live by the beach. It would probably be a million dollars, no joke. I cannot wait to watch as you guys paint and decorate! Yay :-)

Carolyn said...

It's a GORGEOUS HOUSE!!! I can't wait to see what you do with it! I also can't wait to see those cute little bambinos that are going to be running around. HAHA :)

KRISTIN said...

Omigosh Ruthie! IT IS BEAUTIFUL! I am just so excited for you guys!!! I cannot wait to see what you do with the place...you're right, BLANK CANVAS! So exciting!

Alana said...

Oh Ruthie, I am simultaneously happy for you and jealous of you! haha But seriously, it is AMAZING!

smk053078 said...

It's beautiful!! Congrats! Are you guys in Lakeway?

kaity said...

congratulations you guys! this looks like a beautiful home - a great place for some little ones to grow up. :)

Valerie Braun said...

BAH! I am flabbergasted! HOW STUNNING! OH, the things you will cook in that kitchen :)

Joeylee said...

Congrats girl. Your new house is gorgeous & huge!!! Can wait to see how you decorate it

Lauren said...

It is beautiful! Oh my gosh you're gonna have so much fun. You can pave the way for all of us dreamers who will eventually own a home just not for several more years!!!

Amy @ Amy Day to Day said...

So very exciting, Ruthie!!

Janetha @ meals + moves said...

Wow! The layout of your house is like my dream!!

Kristen said...

Ruthie!!! It's beautiful!!! I'm so happy for you guys. And it's well deserved! It would be my dream home too- I love how open it is! Congratulations and I'm looking forward to seeing everything come together as you move in!

♥Jess said...

O.M.G!!! I loooooooove your home! This is a DREAM, wow - I'm totally at awe. I feel like I'm looking at Pinterest! :) Congrats!

Jane {In the Pink and Green} said...

Ruthie, your house is gorgeous!! Seriously, like that is a real grown-up house, like a home to have a family and holidays and decorate...I'm so happy for you guys! Xoxo

Kodi said...

It's absolutely BEAUTIFUL Ruthie! Congratulations to you and Jon!!:) I can't wait to see all of your posts after you move in.

Daisy said...

How exciting! This is where you will raise your kids. It is very beautiful :)

Wendy said...

Beautiful home Ruthie! Congrats to you and Jon and I am excited to see how you make it yours :)

Krista said...

Wow! It really is lovely, and HUGE! Your going to have a blast putting your touches to it and making it yours! Congats again and have a glorious weekend Ruthie :)

Lauren Giesler said...

So dreamy! Congratulations! Home ownership is wonderful... especially when it's a home that you can grow into. So happy for you!

Karla said...

Not even in my wildest dreams would the hubby and I be able to get something like this in CA! So guess what I will live through you :)! I cant wait to see what you guys will do with the place.. absolutely perfect!

Lauren said...

Aw Ruthie congrats!! It's amazing! You're going to have so much decorating and hosting family dinners. Such a great step :) You deserve it lady!

CMae said...

I don't think I can say anything different that hasn't already been said! It's beautiful and I think the perfect "starter" house for those some day not been born yet future kiddos! :) The outside of the house really is very pleasing to the eye..I like that it's not just a giant rectangle. Congrats again!

Adrienne said...

What an amazing house Ruthie - you are so blessed! So happy for you :)

Katie {katie lately} said...

RUTHIE!!! It's beautiful!!! That bathroom... seriously to die for. SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!!!!

Amanda C. said...

Gorgeous! I love the open floor plan.

Deidre said...

This is SOOOO exciting! What a beautiful house - I love that it is a blank canvas on the inside for you to make it really your own and the kitchen is FAB.

Mayra Romero said...

It is BEAUTIFUL!! Congrats!!

Crissy B. said...

Congrats on your new home! It's beautiful! I'm a new follower! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

Kristin said...

House is GORGEOUS!! CONGRATS!!

Raquel said...

What a beautiful home! Congrats!

Abbey said...

Love it!! What a wonderful home. Can't wait to see the touches you put into it!:)

The Arizona Russums said...

i LOVE it. it could not be anymore perfect! love the master downstairs, the little loft area upstairs. it's perfect for newlyweds who want to settle down and raise a family. oh my gosh. i'm obsessed!

Breanna Hohenstein said...

That house is gorgeous! I absolutely love it!

Julie Keller said...

Wow, wow, WOW! What a beautiful house you have. Watching so many episodes of House Hunters, it seems like the houses in the states are larger than the houses we have here in Canada. Maybe that's not the case, but your house is huge compared to our house! Love it, and a bit jealous of your huge bathroom. Like how you labled Jon too :)

Lindsay Nicole said...

What a gorgeous home!!!! I love it!!! Congrats congrats congrats!!!

Rolled Up Pretty said...

This house is gorgeous!!! :)

Nicole said...

Wow your new home is HUGE!!! I can't wait to see it decorated with all of your pretty stuff. i am a huge fan of farmhouse tables!! Congrats on the home!!
xo
nicole

Kimberly Bonham said...

Your home is soo beautiful! Congrats!

Renae said...

Love your new house, I know I'm a little late-lol! I saw your episode on House Hunters today. Exciting, we recently just bought our new home ourselves.

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