We finally reached the finish line……
In mid October 2017, we moved in on top of the builders and turned Wishful Thinking into our everyday home. It’s taken a while to get settled and we still have more to do, but it’s amazing how fast this became our comfortable home.
Master Bathroom: tub is used a lot. This is one of my favorite spaces in the house. So relaxing, so private.
Master bedroom: an oasis just off the main living. The Master bedroom is actually the first door just off the front entrance, so it is incredibly close to the main living area, but when the door is closed, it feels completely separate. A lovely refuge that is separated from the three children’s bedrooms on the 2nd floor.
Main Room: all the living in a single space. We weren’t sure how this room was going to work out. How to fit dining, living, music, storage- all into one space that isn’t overly big? It actually works just fine. So comfy to be able to sit on the new sofa and soak in the light from the windows or just enjoy the energy of what’s happening around you. The dining table is temporary until we find something better, but it’s working for now.
A kitchen in use: when we designed the house, we kept the kitchen separated from the main house slightly- much to the horror of potential builders who insisted that *everyone* wanted open concept. We didn’t: we actually *use* our kitchen….and it is always a mess. So, the kitchen is just off the main room so that it doesn’t feel isolated, but it’s not so much in the living area that you feel guilty for not running and doing the dishes.
We have a lot of books. We’ve gotten rid of a lot of books, but bookshelves were a top priority in the house. This is the second major item I built for the house: black iron piping and ship-lap shelves in the 2nd floor hallway.
This is actually the first major thing I built for the house: a 10’x12′ outdoor shed. With no basement, storage for bulky items is at a premium, so we new that a shed was going to be a priority. And with a move-in date of mid October, it was a bit of a race to order the shed and get it built before the weather changed for good.
So, there it is: the journey of Wishful Thinking come to a transition: away from work-in-progress to everyday abode. There is still a lot of work to do: many years of landscaping, finishes and adding features that work, but the bulk of the hard work is done.
We’re so excited to live everyday in this house and enjoy all the wonderful little features that make this a comfortable, beautiful, totally unique home.