Tuesday, 7 August 2012

A sneak preview.

I'm still very much in the process of unpacking, but even more so cleaning. 
These old houses really can hold their dirt, and ours is no exception!

In the meantime, I wanted to give you a sneak peek into our new home. Not a lot, as the inside is still a MESS, but just enough to hold you over until I can share some of the rooms inside. I want you to keep in mind that this is only a rental house, so all of the fixtures and finishes are not my choices, so I am doing my best with what I have to work with. Good bones, but some not so great design choices. 

Our rental home.

Our house was built in 1845 in a very small town in central New Hampshire. This home is almost double the size of our previous rental home, and we feel so lucky to be living here. Notice the granite foundation...swoon. We feel so lucky that our first "home" in New England is an antique home! This home was not our first choice when deciding to move here, but has become a wonderful substitute since the home that we really wanted was taken off of the rental market.

I do have to say that my heart dropped when the realtor told us that they had just cut down the row of maples that lined the front of our property to make way for larger power lines to accommodate the ski resort at the end of our road, but our property still has plenty of beauty to offer.

A granite bench that sets on our property.

This bench sits to the right of the property (if you are looking at the house from the street view in the first photo) and I cannot wait to sit here in the fall and look at the trees surrounding the property. Whoever placed this bench in this exact spot knew exactly what they were doing. This location provides a gorgeous view of the cleared property.

Our home sits on three acres but only about one acre of that is cleared. The rest is wooded area and provides a great backdrop when I'm looking through the windows about the kitchen sink.

I do hope you stick around, because our adventure has just begun. We are in the process of doing a lot of exploring of New England, and even better, we are in the process of searching for an antique home of our very own! Stay with me. I promise I won't let you down.

Our driveway. Come back soon!

Thanks for joining us on this journey!

xoxo
Tim

11 comments:

  1. LOVE this house, Tim! No excuses necessary. You've made the move which is the hardest step and now you can take you time searching around to find the perfect New England home.

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    1. Thanks Steve!
      I would say the move is the hardest part, so now we're just trying to enjoy this home and enjoy finding our own! :)

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  2. Your antique rental is beautiful. I look forward to your journey finding the perfect one to purchase!
    Rosemary

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  3. Tim,
    Welcome to NE! May it hold all you've dreamed of and more!
    Denise

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    1. Thank you! My heart is full of NE love..can't wait for more!

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  4. That's a rental! Wow its beautiful - health and happiness to you both
    Dee @ French Fancies

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    1. Thank you! We look forward to our adventures!

      Tim

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  5. oh tim!
    i smiled all throughout this post.
    your excitement is contagious.
    you can bet i'll stay around.
    you are a breath of fresh new england air!!!
    love,
    tammy j

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    1. Tammy J, thank you for the very sweet comment!
      I'm so happy that my excitement is contagious! I'm a firm believer that if you put good out there, good will come back to you. Thanks for joining me on my journey!

      xoxo Tim

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  6. Oh Tim, I can see why you are so excited...it's amazing. Can't wait to see what you do!!

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Your kind words are always appreciated! Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts!

xoxo
Tim