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Wordy Wednesday: Touring the "New" House

By November 30, 2011 , , ,

When I drive by a fabulous or interesting-looking home, I can't help but wonder what it looks like on the inside.

Well, you're in luck, because I just so happened to have a few pics of the "new" house from the "dream farm."

Now you're probably wondering (as it's the No. 2 most-asked question I get (after the No. 1 "How are you?") "When are you guys going to move to the new house?"

Well the answer is "I don't know." We still really don't know what we want to do. The house needs remodeled, especially as the upstairs is locked in time from 1940. We've also thought about adding on to our current house. Simply ... we just don't know what we want to do yet.

There are certainly advantages to staying where we are.
1. We love our little house.
2. We're close to the in-laws - just next-door in fact.
3. We're close to Indianapolis (and in general ... civilization).
4. We remodeled our current house about 4 years ago and it's just how we want it.
5. All of our friends, doctor, dentist and much of our business is done near where we live.
6. Big D's family is well-known in our community. If we moved, we would be the new kids in the town. So we might as well be moving to another country!

But there are advantages to the new house too.
1. It's MUCH, much bigger!
2. It has a two-car garage (currently we don't have a garage, basement or attic!)
3. There is a barn for my cattle and horse.
4. It's in the country away from the city (about 35-40 minutes from Indy) and void of all the traffic.
5. The house has alot of potential. Especially when you think in terms of remodeling - bigger kitchen, two baths, bigger laundry room, more bedrooms, gorgeous staircase.
6. And obviously, we would be at the heart of our business living on the farm where we raise the majority of our pigs.
7. And it's 5 about minutes from where I work. Very close!

We're not in any hurry ... we may think about doing something different in a year or two. It's fun to think about no matter what we decide to do!

So let's start the tour, shall we? Follow me, please as we step inside ...

The enclosed porch with yes, a hot tub. 

Porch. Would think about enclosing part of this area and making it Big D's farm office.

Parlor or sitting room. Or if you're name is Ray Ray ... play room!

Living room

Dining room

Kitchen

Laundry room
Small room. New laundry/storage room, maybe?

Downstairs bathroom

Staircase. Come upstairs as we walk back in time.

Upstairs hallway

Upstairs hallway

Bedroom 1

Bedroom 1

Bedroom 2

Upstairs bathroom and RayRay! Love that claw foot tub!

Upstairs bathroom

Unfinished upstairs room or future guest bedroom?

Bedroom 3

Close-up of trim

Dumb-waiter.
And that rounds out the tour of the house. What are your thoughts? Now I guess, I'm going to have to take you on a tour of our current house, so you can compare a little ...

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6 comments

  1. I definitely see potential! Good luck in the decision making process!

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  2. I would move into this house in a heartbeat - a lot of work but the wood work, the history, the space - tough decision, but the house is beautiful!

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  3. Such potential and you are right, upstairs is a time warp...all that wallpaper! But it's a great house. Great to have options, huh?

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  4. Love all the wood work. Just can't get that today. That porch is fantastic
    Big decision Closeness to work would be nice. Who takes care of baby Ray Ray? Alot to think about.

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  5. I'm in love with your wood work. The door frames and dumb waiter are enough to sell me. There is a lot of work in its future, but in this day of tearing down, I like the idea of preserving history and making a new story for a house with definite character and stories of its own to tell!

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  6. The wood work, enclosed porch and claw-foot tub were enough for me. Then I saw the dumb waiter--not that I would ever use it, but wouldn't it be cool to show off your very own dumb waiter??!??
    I think you should start planning for the move in a few years.
    You'll probably want to spread out a little when the babe gets bigger anyway.

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