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Rooms you’ve not seen. . .

August 4, 2010
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Entering from the front door

Since the master bedroom saga will be ongoing for a while, I thought I would show you a tour of some of the rooms we haven’t yet shared.  Rooms that are way down on the list of getting in order.

The house has four main rooms downstairs and a half bath, and four bedrooms upstairs and a full bath.  Out of those ten rooms, we’ve completed three (the library which we haven’t yet revealed) and we’re onto our fourth, the master bedroom.

Cherry staircase

The hallway, however, is quite large in itself, and very intricately designed with cherry paneling and woodwork all the way through to the second floor.  Once the floors are done and the ceiling replastered, it will likely be the most spectacular part of the house.  I intend to stencil it quite delicately as well.

The living room is nothing special right now, though completely usable.  It’s got an old coal fireplace, which we removed and replaced with a stove for optimum heating.  Currently, its painted an odd red color, but in fine enough shape that we live in it comfortably.

Upstairs hallway, showing doors to the master bedroom on the left and a guest room on the right

We’ve shared the dining room already and the library, or parlor, is yet to come.  Lastly, downstairs is the kitchen and butler’s pantry.  Though it might be a while before I’ll have new cabinets, its still a comfy working space and brightly lit.

Upstairs, besides the master bedroom, we are using a back bedroom for our own, and there is a second guest room.  The smallest bedroom is my studio for now, and I hope to keep it that way.

Our bedroom. . . for now

Bill thinks I should take something larger, but I really like the crowded space for studio work.  I’m not one of those people that likes to spread out.

Looking at my studio from the doorway

Lastly, the house has a full basement, which is currently Bill’s wood shop and paint storage.  It runs a bit damp, and a little too dark for my taste.  But, we’ll eventually make it more usuable and even add a wine cellar if we can get that far.

At some point, we’ll have to discuss the garage, too.  It has held treasures of its own, considering it has its own attic and is larger than a normal one car.  Way off in the distance will we be able to work on it.

The more I write, the more I realize how much there really is to do. 🙂

Front guest room, waiting for company

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. August 4, 2010 10:11 am

    Karyn, everything is looking great! Beautiful woodwork. Yep, we’re building a house too, and although it’s time and money consuming, it’s also a joy and the effort gets lasting results.

    Thanks for sharing.
    Lori

  2. donna jean marino permalink
    August 4, 2010 2:11 pm

    as i have said befor love this house!!i think one of my new favorites – is that staircase!!! i love the wood!

    and that guest room is just waiting for some feet to jump on that couch- some korean feet :-))))))

  3. Aunt Donna permalink
    August 4, 2010 8:09 pm

    I love the wood on the staircase! You have really done a great job. You can tell that it is a labor of love.

  4. August 5, 2010 10:26 am

    Thanks so much all! Glad you’re enjoying the blog and reading along as we go. 🙂

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