There are several entrances to the house. At the moment, this side entrance is the primary entry we're using while completing renovations before we move in.
It is a classic old mudroom.
Here we are in the dining room. The sliding metal door to the left goes to an outdoor patio.
This will be the living room, which is a wonderful larger room.
The other side of that same room.
We'll use the other front room for our office.
The downstairs bathroom.
Here's a peak down the center hall.
I love this little door underneath the stairs.
Here's the upstairs master bedroom.
The other side of the master bedroom.
Off of the master bedroom is the master bath. A second door leads to a hallway and to the other two upstairs rooms.
I had an amazing ah-ha moment this morning regarding this bathroom - a true old house mystery! I can't wait to share it in a future post.
Here is the larger of the other two bedrooms.
And the smaller of the two.
From the top of the stairs, there's a peek at the front door.
The kitchen, looking one way...
And the other.
The kitchen nook.
Off of the kitchen is a room we'll use as the family/playroom.
It has two great big windows.
The other windows are blocked by a very overgrown rhododendron that we'll be pruning back a bit to allow more light to enter.
This is the utility/laundry room.
The utility room leads to another door.
That takes you to a very special place...
A place where Grandma (my mom) and other guests will stay when visiting. Lots of work to do before that happens!
It has two big windows, which brighten the space.
The door to the left is the bathroom.
There is a shower on the opposite wall.
The door to the right goes to a dark but rather spacious area. This space thrills me as it provides extra space for nieces and nephews. I realize that this isn't the most wonderful photo to offer incoming guests but I promise, improvements will be made!
The barn, which is located beneath the guest quarters.
So that is our new old house. Built in 1825, it is of Federal-style architecture, with most of the historic features still in tact. For the last 25 years, it has been owned by a wonderful man and his family who used it as a summer home.
There's plenty of work to do before we move in. We are going to update the kitchen and bathrooms and there will be a lot of paint involved (adding and subtracting).
I'm excited to share the renovation process with you.