We closed on the farm today!! Now the hard, but fun work begins. Our farmhouse was built in 1901, and like older homes needs a little bit of work. We have quite a few out buildings, which include 2 barns, 2 chicken coops, a building that we call the “cat house”, a workshop, mower storage, and 2 car garage. Plus a pond and 14.33 beautiful acres.
So here you have it, our little farmhouse. It is a quaint 1,361 square feet, but has lots of potential and space for our little family of four. Let’s begin the tour, we will start in the back of the house.
Walking in, we have a large mud/laundry/utility area, with a half bathroom. Our plan is to convert the half bathroom into a full bathroom, and you will see why when you see the main bathroom upstairs.
Off the mudroom is the kitchen. My mind has already been turning, to make this space a little more updated, but keeping the old farm charm.
Next we have the formal dining room, which we will turn into our kids play room.
The last room on the main level is our family room. Blank canvas, waiting for our family to place our mark on it.
One of my favorite aspects of the house, is the fact that we can close off our upstairs, and not have to have a baby gate. Ah, the little things in life.
So, upstairs there are 2 bedrooms and and loft. The loft will be framed, and turned into my son’s bedroom, and the other room will be my daughter’s room.
Here is mine and my husbands room, with a double closet! I am super excited to have all this closet space in such an old house. By the way, the floor is not bowed. I was taking a panoramic picture, and it made it appear this way : )
Last but no least, we have the bathroom. So, my husband who is 6’3″ has a very hard time fitting in the shower. I think after a few weeks of showering in this slanted shower, he will be pushing to get the shower added to the half bathroom.
Now lets tour the farm.
“Cat House”, future office Garage
Lastly, the amazing other 13ish acres. Our property line goes back to the second tree line, and is outlined by the tree line on the right, and the white fence on the left.