Sunday, June 1, 2014

And Now We Turn The Page.....

One thing "Sweet Hunter" and I wanted to do in this life is to redo a farmhouse.
When we sold our house (see last post), we looked at several places including this one.
We could not get it out of our mind.
The original part of the farmhouse was built in 1887.

It has over 1400 ft. of river frontage on 49 acres!

We started looking at this house and land the end of  Feb. 
We tried to like other houses but this one kept coming up.

Remember my kitchen I had in my other home?
(see last post).
Well, this is no where near it.
We went to look at inside of house after riding by several times.

I LOVED the 3 old fireplaces but I did not like the chopped up rooms.

We walked away and said this just would not work.
We looked and looked and kept ending up here on the river!

We LOVED the river but not the inside of the house.

We loved the land, but not the inside of the house.

We decided to make a very low offer.
So we went back and forth for weeks.

It even only has one bathroom!!!!!
And its blue!!!!
Blue bathtub, blue sink, and blue commode!

Then I saw this.
A tire swing.

Then we saw this.

And this!!!!

And this did it for me!!!

There is so much to tell about this story.
I really don't know where to begin.
So I began with what we saw.
Oh my! We are in love!
Just wait and see what we do with this.........
"Our Forever Home!"

Delight thyself also in the LORD
and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
Psalm 37:4


Jeannie B. said...

I know you will make the inside of this house your perfect home! I love the river too.

Little Penpen said...

Absolutely perfectly beautiful! Can't wait to see what you do with your new home.

Phyllis said...

Can't wait to see what you do with this old house. I love old houses.
I know it will be beautiful.

Patty Sumner said...

I have been keeping up with you on Facebook.. Looks like a beauty.. I am excited to see what you do.. I know you sold tons of great antiques from inside the home..This will be a great journey. Many Blessings!

Becky Garrison said...

I am so happy for y'all, and also can't wait to see the showplace that you will turn that well worn and much loved house into over time! Congratulations!!!

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

I'm gonna love riding along with you on this journey!

Holly said...

I am so happy for you! I need you to come house hunt with me! ;) Can't wait to see what you do with it. I know it will be beautiful.

All4Him said...

Ya'll are so good at changing and remodeling, I can't wait to see what you do with it!!! So happy for you both!!! Love you!

Susannah said...

Hi Val, I"m very excited for you!!! I know it will be a beautiful "forever home" that you will enjoy for years to come. Keep us up to date. Looks like a fun project to me Love the land and the barn, too

Linda Darnell Moore said...

I love it already! Can't wait to see all of the changes & additions yall make to the lovely place! Enjoy this new chapter my friend!

Glenda Giles Pratt said...

God bless you my sweet friend. You have been such a blessing to so many people in this life. I saw how Janice adored you, and I watched you do so much for her. The bible is true when it says "You reap what you sow". Your kindness and generosity has always shone through. I love you so much!!!

Kathy said...

Looks like heaven!
I found you when I googled syskrin and came upon your post from years back regarding that awesome sewing cabinet your friend found. I have a syskrin similar to the one you show but mine has legs and I've had it for YEARS! I'm looking forward to your progress on your new home.

Melanie said...

Great story - can't wait to see the before and afters. Sounds like a marvelous adventure ahead.