December 11, 2006

Closing Day

Today we close on the money pit. The house we live in now has been pretty easy on us and this one won't be. I'm looking forward to the space and the prettiness, but I'm just a little scared.

Actually, I'm terrified.

Update: Pictures!


I think it is gorgeous and you will make it even more so... a ton of work, but worth it! I can't wait to see it change!

Posted by: Blair at December 11, 2006 10:31 AM

Very nice. Good luck with the closing - they can be nerve-wracking. It didn't look like the previous occupants had small children. The stairs/hallway has traffic-jam potential.

Now that you have shown some before pictures I hope you have the chance to show some after pictures of the kitchen. A newly redone kitchen to move into would be a treat.

Posted by: Marc V at December 11, 2006 11:05 AM

Wow, it's really stunning inside. I love all the trimwork against the red and khaki walls.

Good luck!

Posted by: Meredith at December 11, 2006 11:09 AM

So that is all their stuff? Have they packed anything?

What a HUGE bed!

I have seen much worse.

We almost bought a house before we moved here that was SO bad.
It was gorgeous but had one owner and that owner let the house fall down around her.

Gorgeous wood floors under the green shag carpet, wide stairs, even a secret passage between the bedrooms upstairs.

BUT the kitchen was a total tear out as well as all the bathrooms.

We had a newborn at the time (haha) so I passed on it and we moved here.

Good luck!

I see larger columns for the front porch. The porch needs more presence.

Sort of a low country look maybe.


Posted by: mary at December 11, 2006 12:14 PM

Congratulations. I definitely want to see after pictures, to see Jordana's artistic hand in making this your house. You have a lot of very nice features with which to work.

Posted by: Earth Girl at December 11, 2006 01:25 PM

I like the paint colors.

Did they show the house with that much stuff around?

Posted by: NBS at December 11, 2006 03:40 PM

Congrats! It is lovely. Pocket doors and leaded glass rock, and I would LOVE to have a house with a center hall. Maybe someday.

Posted by: Lenise at December 11, 2006 08:31 PM

oh's GORGEOUS!! yeah, ok, the kitchen needs to be finished, but who'd notice?? and the cabinets are awesome! I hope you enjoy the process.

Posted by: Tricia at December 11, 2006 09:25 PM


Yip! Yip! Yip!

Posted by: Steve the LLamabutcher at December 12, 2006 06:48 AM

I have to wonder what got into them to paint that ceiling black. Is there something hidden up there?

Posted by: Janis Gore at December 12, 2006 09:48 AM

I like a lot of the paint colors, but not the black ceiling so much. It doesn't seem to be hiding anything, Janis. The former owner just went about everything backwards and had a custom paint job done on several of the rooms, without worrying about incidentals like the whole house needing to be rewired.

And yes, she showed the house with stuff lying around everywhere. Some how it got emptied by closing. Except for the garage. We won't speak of it right now though.

Posted by: Jordana at December 12, 2006 11:03 AM

Won't let me post in the actual post because my content is "questionable", though I have no idea what that may be.

Only seven times the first estimate. Wow.

How did that happen?

Actually, thinking back on some of our money-pit-house estimates. Yeah, it can be scary how that happens... we learned to a) get at least three opinions, b) and talk to someone who knows what it is all about so you can get a true picture of what it all means... and I hope you love your money-pit as much as I do mine!

Posted by: Blair at December 12, 2006 10:54 PM