Aw man…that house is awesome! (yes, I’m an adult using a kid term)
I’ve always loved round windows and bare wood rafters. Complete with a stone fireplace…and a body of water of some sort.
I’m glad this house found you guys.
Comment by Mumblix Grumph — April 29, 2012 @ 8:02 pm
And the best part …
you deserve it.
Comment by DougM (jackassophobe) — April 29, 2012 @ 8:23 pm
Really, really nice. I bet the pooches love all the new sights and scents to check out.
I amassed “stuff” for almost 40 years while living in apartments. I packed it away for whenever I bought a house. Now that I have a house, I realized that in about 30 of those 40 years I gave away over half that “stuff”.
Comment by TomR, armed in Texas — April 29, 2012 @ 8:50 pm
Did all y’alls notice our Headmistress kick boxes while riding a bike in a small arms impact area? You’re baaaaad to the bone girl!
And congratulations! Are you selling or keeping your cozy ‘old’ house?
And what is the body of water through the window?
One floor? two floors?
So much to learn.
Comment by dick, not quite dead white guy — April 29, 2012 @ 9:06 pm
dick…it’s about 3000 square feet and two story!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FOUR bedrooms ( ok….3 and a kickboxing room…the only square room in the house :) ( somewhat small and oddly shaped because of gables and skylights and stuff…Gambrel style I think it’s called ?…it’s a crazy fabulous “custom built” home with a lot of recycled stuff hence the CRAZY and it sat empty but for the owner’s “friends” and a million other miscellaneous people and it’s so unfinished but OMFG who cares…
More and more later…
Can’t say where,…shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh…Lympians!
Comment by SondraK, Queen of my domain — April 29, 2012 @ 9:17 pm
TomR…Rumsfeld immediately took a piss on one of the beams!
Comment by SondraK, Queen of my domain — April 29, 2012 @ 9:20 pm
Thrilled for you folks.
Comment by JoeBandMember® — April 29, 2012 @ 9:31 pm
Rummy: two words: disposable diaper belt.
Watch it, son.
Comment by Claire: pink pig barbarian, etc — April 29, 2012 @ 9:48 pm
Claire…I KNEW you’d love it :)
The “spindles” on the staircase are rebar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The railing is pipe and elbows!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Comment by SondraK, Queen of my domain — April 29, 2012 @ 9:55 pm
Whoaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!! Talk about new homeowners climax!
I’m reliving every moment Sondra. And the lst one was a real kicker. (NPI)
But that is one of the first things I did Sondra was hang my 85 pound bag and I can’t tell you how many of the rafters I split till a guy came over and steel bolted the thing on, frame and all. Bwhahahahaaaaaaaa
What a bolast and what a workout and what a experience. Loe the telescope room too;o)
Comment by Melissa In Texas — April 30, 2012 @ 5:24 am
PeggyU…it’s at about 80% and already in it’s place ( with the box of paints and stuff :)
Not going to be able to work on it for a bit….going back up Tues-Thursday to finish cleaning and then we can’t go back for a couple weeks….but THEN it’s going to be a few 3-5 day week ends THEN big week vacation when I’ll have everything dialed in and we get to just wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee and I’ll finish it then.
Patrick…yep. With radiant heat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It takes about 12 hours to heat up to set point but there’s so much open to upstairs that with the phoney fireplace heater thingy in the bedroom it’s all good:)
The Corgis love it :)
( and so do I…so nice to just walk inside after a quick swipe of the feet on the mat and who cares! )
Comment by SondraK, Queen of my domain — April 30, 2012 @ 6:18 am
Very nice! The chairs surrounding the telescope look like they’re from the Captain Nemo collection – elegantly steampunk.
No wonder you cried!! Um didn’t see the little girl anywhere. I see the pink boots,the little star on the window sill,can’t make out the picture on the wall in the kitchen but it looks interesting I’m sure it is– the windows alone would do it for me. All that wood and stone—
(…minor disappointment: Thought the telescope was a 60mm mortar—sigh…)
Comment by Colonel Jerry USMC — April 30, 2012 @ 9:29 am
Need video (with good audio) of Gorgi nails clattering on polished floor trying to make a high-speed sliding turn, failing, and hitting chair/table/lamp.
Stilton’s right about the Nemo/steampunk theme at the oculus.
Maybe some stained-glass fish and a few dial gauges or brass clock and barometer.
Reminds me of upstairs at Gull Cottage from the Gene Tierney version of The Ghost and Mrs Muir (@ 11:30). Loved the movie, hated the awful music.
Comment by DougM (jackassophobe) — April 30, 2012 @ 9:45 am
Hey!! Thats not just a house, that’s a Castle!!
PS: Good show on the Corgis. Another castle inhabitant is a life-long Corgi fan:
Awesome!! Castle is right!
Biggest possible CON-GRAT-CHEW-LAY-SHUNS!
Besides being an incredibly magnificent place to live,
your excitement ’bout it is such a wonderful part of this
At this time, I only have one leetle kvestshun.
Is there enough room for all your SHOOOOZ & is that
why you needed 3,000 Square feetz!
It’s a second home for the time being…a little too far to commute…
We were aiming for a little clam shack or something but this was an INCREDIBLE deal and a great investment. In a year or two when we get everything fixed and spiffed up a little we can rent it out from time to time.
But only to Mormons because they don’t drink or smoke and would have use for such a large house.
It’s the size of the Mitt Romney’s beach house yannow…’cept we have one more bedroom than they do!
Comment by SondraK, Queen of my domain — April 30, 2012 @ 8:24 pm
Fantastic! The details are delightful and my envy is overshadowed by my joy for you two on your new home.
I’m looking forward to reading your adventures in remediation as you settle in.