Friday, November 28, 2014

house in the 'hood

Hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving yesterday.
The highlights of our day were our kids
saying grace before lunch and hearing them
speak from their hearts
about what they were thankful for,
then late afternoon all five of us
snuggling up on the bed to watch the 1968 version
of "Yours, Mine, and Ours"
with Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda.
It only took me thirty minutes to figure out
how to set up our tv for amazon prime movies.
That was surely the miracle of the day.
In case you're still in a turkey stupor
and haven't motivated to do any black Friday shopping
or start hanging the holiday decorations
{because that's my current state of mind}
then let's sit back and chat
about this beautiful home in the 'hood.
You know me I'm always on
One recent Saturday night I see this one
and immediately I get giddy.
I passed my ipad over to the hubs
and say "hey, look at this new one."
There was an open house the next day.
Guess who went?

Immediately when we walked in
we both looked at each other
and said this was like a Palmetto Bluff house
in the middle of Houston.
I never thought I was a fan of staircases by the front door
until I saw the long hallway it allowed.
{Its even better upstairs.}

To the left is a huge storage closet underneath the stairwell
and across from that is a full bathroom...
I love the window height which allows privacy
without the need for window coverings.
The door you see above leads to the storage closet
while the door opposite opens into the library...
I know.
I'm in love.
So is the hubs.
At one point on the tour he said
"I would leave our house for this one."
Insert emoji with stunned wide eyes here.
There is a closet behind the door on the left
so technically this could be a bedroom.
Exiting the library looking back towards the front door...
then just across is a little wine bar area...
with plenty of glass storage
and a wine fridge...
If you were to turn around from the bar area
you'd find yourself in the family room...
If you love to entertain get ready for this magic move...
the French doors just slide away
and your living area just doubled to include the back porch area...

 with its own fireplace
and outdoor kitchen...

You cant really tell in these pictures
but there are pull down screens
between each of the white columns below
making this porch bug and mosquito free.

 Heading back inside you can see the wine bar in the middle of the screen
and to its left is the pantry with a sliding barn door.


 What we both loved is that there are no "formal" spaces.
Here's the one dining area...

with extra seating at the island and a little bar below...


And my favorite part of downstairs is the mud room
with its little dutch door, storage galore,
and a little office area for keeping control of chaos..

From the mudroom you exit into the front loading garage.
Which is where we met the real estate agent listing the house.
And no we didn't buy this house
{although someone else did :)}
we did meet with the builders last Friday
and the ball is officially rolling!
I'm excited to say we're looking for a lot y'all
on which to build our own custom little house in the 'hood. :)

All of these photos are via
I'll post pictures I took during the open house
including photos of the upstairs.
Stay tuned :)


  1. Absolutely breathtaking! A little too much house for me, but a total work of art!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. WOW! That is a gorgeous home! There isn't one thing wrong with it...rare. I wouldn't change a thing. How exciting to be building your own home! Can't wait to see it all happen!

  3. I love that house and those doors and all the wood accents. The long hallway filled with art is amazing. Congrats on finding a builder and starting your dream! Happy Holidays. xo Nancy

  4. This is an interesting house. Love the shingles...don't get the blue trim? To each his own!! Congrats on moving forward with your own exciting!!


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