Wednesday, August 17, 2016

A Tour of Our American Foursquare House!

It's been so nice to take a step back this summer and just really enjoy some lazy days with the kids. I've gotten a few projects done including organizing several rooms, which has really made things much easier since the crazy school year started.

We've made the decision to sell this beautiful home in order to move closer to the people and places we love most. It was a tough decision, but we're trusting in the Lord's sovereignty. More on that later, but I thought it would be fun to do a little tour of the house! I'll show you the first floor in this post, and I'll be back next week to show you our second floor!

The one room you won't see on this tour is the School Room. I'm planning to do a separate post about our school room and which items we can't live without!

A quick background on our house: it's an American Foursquare that was built in 1911 and has most of the original features including antique glass windows and the original floors. There are also several fireplaces and a pretty impressive collection of antique lighting fixtures.

Living and Dining
The living and dining rooms are connected, but can be separated by some really cool double-pocket doors. I love the woodwork in the house. All of the trim on the second floor has been painted, but the wood downstairs is mostly still untouched!

The Kitchen
The kitchen has beautiful light and bead-board walls that lead up to high ceilings. I love the window over the sink and the pretty counter tops underneath the glass-front cabinets. It makes the space feel very light and airy and charming. There's also a window over the stove that opens up into the sunroom. We use part of the sunroom as a play room, so it's perfect for watching the kids while I cook dinner!

The Sunroom
This was originally the back porch, but at some point it was enclosed to create a beautiful, bright, relaxing space. We use half of it as a play area for the kids, and I don't have a picture of the other half, but it's used as a mudroom and a space for our dogs.

There is also a full bath tucked at the bottom of the stairs- and speaking of the stairs... it's my favorite space in the house to photograph. The light just glows all day long through that huge window! It's also where we like to display our favorite family photos and artwork.

I hope you enjoyed seeing a bit of our home. Come back next week to see the second floor bedrooms!


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