No, the title of this post is not some play on words. Bill and I actually bought a piece of land with a structure on top. We have moved about, living in more homes than total years we’ve been together. But the more we talked about it, we really wanted somewhere that we could put down roots, make our own and save a little money along the way (famous last words of every first time homeowner I’d imagine).
I’m so excited to show you our home and share little updates along the way of what we’re doing to it, how we’re decorating it and more! I promise to keep this blog primarily focused on fashion and style – but what would style be without interior design, right?
So without further ado – our first home!
Our home is a 3 bed, 3.5 bathroom brick home in the city. It was built in 1884 but gut remodeled in the last nine months, making us the first family to live in it since the remodel. This is right before we went to our closing.
Both the guest room and the office have these awful mirrored closet doors. I want to take the doors off completely in the office and open it up to shelving. The guest room will probably be a longer term fix.
This our basement. Interestingly, it’s fully finished, which is very uncommon in St. Louis. I was not a fan of the finished basement when we first looked at the house but Bill has big ping pong table plans down here.
Our backyard has a double carport – which is why we don’t have much grass. It does take up about half of our yard, but living in the city I’m very grateful to have a secure place to park both of our cars. If we live here long enough, I’d love to close this in and make it a legit garage.
Back to the front of the house, we have this tiny little porch that back in the 1800s would have taken you into the house. Today, it’s a faux door. Behind it is our laundry room. The renovator had to leave this intact to keep our house historically accurate from the front (and get us tax credits!).
This is our actual door! It’s not on the front of the house, but instead on the side. As much as I envy our neighbors with covered little porches and a real front door, I do like our door with it’s big window that lets in lots of light.
That’s it! I’m exhausted just thinking about all of the changes but I’m also so excited to finally own something we can leave our mark on. I’ll keep you updated as things change but I’m going to only post house stuff on the weekend so you can enjoy style stuff the rest of the time and just not visit if you don’t care about the house.