Sep 13, 2012

Our Extreme Home Reboot

I think that it's safe to say that this year has been one of the biggest ever for us. My oldest daughter got her license, my middle daughter had her Bat Mitzvah, and my youngest caused us to undertake a major construction project. Truthfully, it's something I envisioned way back when we bought the house but I just never really thought it would happen. It's one of those things you daydream about. Wouldn't it be nice if... ?

Late last year things just all came together just right and we started the planning. We decided to use the same architect that good friends used and that made it so much better. We had total confidence that it would all work out well and it did. I would totally recommend AV Architects. They gave us exactly what we wanted and more. Now I can share with you all the home we created, the home we'll enjoy with our family for many years to come.

This is what our house looked like right before construction. You can see it hiding behind all the lumber.


Here is our house now. My main goal was that the house shouldn't look like it was added onto and I think that they succeeded both inside and out.


I'm saving some of my favorite spaces, like the kitchen for later so we'll skip to the upstairs.  This is the landing area.  Through those windows you can see the tops of the trees behind us.  The walls are more of a buttery gold than the yellow you see here.  I'm not really a yellow person and I was skeptical when the architect had this color put up.  She was right though.  You really must see how this area glows in the mornings when the sun comes up. 


This is Miss M's room.  She has no actual furniture yet - just space and a lovely view. Oh and a really big closet for me to fill with cute clothes. She runs around and gets silly here now but someday it'll be a great space for reading, studying and giggling with friends. This is just a small corner of the room.


This is the bathroom that Miss M and Stinkerbelle share.  (DQ got our old master bedroom downstairs and it's got an en suite) I really wish that this picturehad captured the floor tiles better - the blue squares are irridescent.


The shower in there.  Plenty of space to dance while you sing.


Here is the window seat in my room.  The bottom is all storage and the closet on the right is mine - Bruce has his own (slightly smaller) although I reserve the right to "borrow" space in his if I run out.  We're having bookcases made to flank the window and then I'll add a cushion and curtains.


That's where the tour ends for now.  The master bathroom really deserves it's own post.


Carole Knits said...

Oh, Hillary. It's all just so lovely. I can't wait to see it in person!

Laurie said...

Wow! Wonderful spaces you have added. Such a treat!

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margene said...

A lovely, lovely space! You must love it!