Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Starter Series: Dream Home + Mini Tour

I was recently introduced to a company called Compass, a home search company that works mainly in Washington D.C. and New York City that helps pair people with neighborhoods and agents that best fit what they are looking for. D.C isn't too far from me and I have lots of friends in that area (including some fellow bloggers!) They are running a series called Starter Stories and asked me to write a little about our first home we shared as a family.

Although our current home isn't technically our first - it is our first one completely bought together and where we plan to stay and raise our children! I mean basically it is my absolute DREAM home and I've been in love since we saw it all decrepit and boarded up on day 1.... it really is a Cinderella story since it was a foreclosure left abandoned. We have transformed it from the ground up and it has been so rewarding doing the work ourselves and watching it come back to life!  Thanks Compass!





A little Kitchen before:



Kitchen After:


Before Master:


 After Master:


Entryway and living room before:




Entry/Living After


Before Master Closet:



After Master Closet:


Other snaps: Andi's Nursery, Upstairs lounge, Dining Room (still need guest rooms (2) & Office plus guest bath and kids bath - to come soon I promise! Also, the outdoor space is starting to shape up!





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30 comments:

  1. love, love, love. every time i see your closet I DIE! perfect.

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  2. Your house has so much curb appeal! How awesome that you are already in your forever home!

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  3. I LOVEEEE your home and am dying over that closet!!! So amazing! My best friend growing up had a house like this...her parents entered a $25 raffle for a beat up house and won! They just had to pay to have the house moved to their land and they were constantly working on it but it was beautiful and I think it contributed to my career choice. ;) Love it!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Your home is absolutely beautiful! Love the size of your kitchen...and that master closet, just wow! :)

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  5. Omg that closet?! The whole house is amazing, yall have done an incredible job! Its my dream to find an old farm house to fix up so i love seeing your posts about the progress yall have made :)

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  6. Your house is so so charming!! Y'all did an amazing job fixing it up! I would DIE for a closet like that!!

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  7. As everyone is already saying...your closet!! HOLY CRAP! I didn't see that one coming. It's awesome.

    We're looking at doing a big remodel/fixer upper ourselves. Exciting, but also nerve wracking ;)

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  8. Oh my goodness, I love this, Jessi! It's so fun getting a lil more of a peek into your home and life. Girlfriend your closet is to die for, I can't even. I neeeeeeeeed one like you!!!!

    Sweet baby girl's nursery is so sweet and lovely! Love you!

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  9. Your house reminds me of B's and my first house! It was over 100 years old, with gorgeous wood floors all the way through, high ceilings, huge windows, and a fireplace in every room. They just don't make them like that anymore! Old houses are a lot of work, but you can't beat the charm factor:) I miss that house every day, and would one day love to buy another. And hopefully have an amazing closet like yours;)

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  10. I love seeing all of your hard work pay off. The house is stunning, but girl that closet!!!!! Gimmmeeeee! Love all of the things that you guys did yourselves, and made your own--it truly makes your house a home. And is going to love growing up there! :) Lots of love to you both!!

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  11. What an amazing renovation, I know it has been so rewarding to see your hard work come together beautifully! I love it! Xo, Stephanie

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  12. Everything about your house is just fabulous!! A fireplace in your CLOSET?!? So amazing. Love how it's all coming together!!

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  13. I thought my closet was amazing, but yours is straight outta MTV Cribs!? Love it so much!! I just love the character of old homes and you guys have done an amazing job restoring yours! Beautiful!

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  14. Wow! Y'all have done an amazing job!! & what a diamond in the rough find!!

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  15. your house is absolutely gorgeous. seriously. i am so jealous!

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  16. Your house has had such a transformation!!! I cannot believe it!!! Love!

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  17. This house is heaven!! That closet...major swoon, I can't even imagine!! And love the sliding barn door. Everything looks amazing!

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  18. Your house is just gorgeous, soooo much charm!

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  19. One word: AMAZING! You should be so proud!

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  20. Okay, your house is just to die for! I absolutely love it...and that closet?! Holy moly...colour me green with envy! :)

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  21. I love love love every room of your house! It reminds me of the Victorian house my parents bought when I was young and it was abandoned and they renovated it all. I love seeing the transformations!

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  22. It looks SO SO GOOD! That closet. I need that in my life. And it has a fireplace! Such a great transformation, lady!
    xo Southern Style

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  23. Your house is gorgeous!! Great work!! I love everything!!!

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  24. I love everything about this post and your house - it's amazing! Your closet is pretty enviable, my friend. :)

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  25. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! I love peeks into your home! The transformation has been unbelievable! Everything is so perfect! Just can't wait to see more!

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  26. I just loved seeing the transformation of your home! I'm still just in love with it. Y'all did such an amazing job! And again, I'm so jealous of your closet!

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  27. goodness...I just love it all! y'all have done some amazing work. just our kitchen is about to kill us so mad props for doing such a big house!

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  28. You have made your house into a beautiful home! You are brave souls to take on a fixer upper, but it looks amazing, you've done a great job! Makes me feel like maybe one day we could do that too. And yes, like everyone has been saying - your closet, wow! That is a closet!

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  29. Your home is GORGEOUS!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE your closet!!

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