Thursday, May 9, 2013

The Dream Home!

Here it is! 
It was built in 1922 by a company that provided most of the brick for Franklin's downtown buildings. The last of the bricks were used to build this house. It has had some changes over the years. The kitchen was made bigger by converting what was the "morning room", and the back porch was turned into an enclosed sunroom ( my favorite room!). What was a garage in the 1950s is now going to be the "music room" for us.

It is just 7 blocks from downtown Franklin. We'll be able to walk to the farmers market, shops, restaurants and bars, and coffee shops. We'll also be able to walk to the grocery store and Post Office ( handy for me!).

( By the way, all the pictures have the current owners stuff. We don't move in until June!)

 I love the backyard. It even has a koi pond with fish in there! You can't tell from the pictures but it's a big lot. There will be plenty of room for gardening.

 The sunroom! I love the white painted brick in here.

 The formal living room. There is a working fireplace here. The family room has one that's filled in.

All the upstairs bedrooms have transoms. I love all the little details.

An old switch they left for decoration in the living room

One of the 2 stained glass.

Remodeled bathroom. I love the all white! 

This upstairs window is where my studio will be! I'm taking the biggest room! Besides, another bedroom has a walk in closet! There is a surprising amount of storage and closet space for a house this old.

We are excited to get moved in! 

It has been a whirlwind of appointments, packing, cleaning, and stuff. Also, I'm feeling hopeful about a job. I'm hoping to have it all put together by July and I can relax. 


Valerie-Jael said...

Can I move in with you????? What a gorgeous house, you will surely love it there. Wish you lots of luck for the move etc! Hugs, Valerie

Jill Eudaly said...

what a wonderful home! Good luck on the move and job hunting!
( I'm job hunting too, just want part time!)

Barbara said...

AWESOMELY BEAUTIFUL!!!! Much joy for many years to come. :)

Karen Isaacson said...

SWOON! what a fabulous house!

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

Oh Katie! I am absolutely besotted - so I can just imagine how you feel! A huge hug and congratulations. It looks like such a happy home. You will have many happy years. So your studio has the balcony? How wonderful! I absolutely adore old houses. Very special Katie. Good luck with everything. hugs, Donna

Emma said...

Oh, it's so beautiful & that balcony is divine!Can't wait to see the mark you make on it.

Joanna said...

Oh yes, this is the dream home! Bet you can't wait to get in. You will make it even more special, have fun!

Good luck with the move and getting a job.


slsmyth said...

Great house!!! You will have so much enjoyment in moving in and getting settled. Lots of hard work yes, but the end result will be worth every drop of sweat and every aching muscle!

Weird Amiga said...

What a beautiful, graceful house! I can only imagine how fun it will be to decorate and live in... Congratulations!

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Wanda said...

Oh how wonderful for you Katie!

CatieAn said...

what a beautiful house! How excited you must be! I wish you many years of joy together in that house!

Corrine at said...

What a fantastic find Katie, you will be so happy here. I love that tub!!! and the stained glass and the back yard and the details....oh my what a home you have. xox

jocelyn said...

Hello, Just hopped over from Jill's blog, and got all excited about your new home. Such a lot of space, light, yard and many more surprises I'm sure. Good luck with your move!