Wednesday, September 24, 2014

House Tour~ Living/Dining Room

At long last, the first tour of the new house.  We moved here at very tail end of May to be near Dave's mother, who needs someone nearby after the death of Dave's father in April.  This is their house, which his mother graciously offered to us for our living quarters.  (She moved by her choice into a nearby assisted-living facility.)  They built this house in 2007.  It sits on the edge of a pond on a gazillion acres of land.  The setting is beautiful, as is the house. We feel very blessed to be living here and hope to offer much hospitality in this house.

The living room, dining room, and kitchen are all one big room and are open to each other. The picture below is taken from the vantage point of the kitchen, which I will show another time.

The big windows look out onto the deck and overlook the pond.  That's a door in the middle with access to the deck.  The windows have very nice blinds, but I am contemplating adding curtains. Nothing heavy.  What do you think?  Do I want curtains?

The floors throughout most of the house are some sort of ceramic tile (they look like flagstones) with in-the-floor heating.  I think the cat will love that this winter!

I have always wanted a little table and chairs by a window! When it's just two of us eating,
we usually sit here. The chair in the corner we call the Introvert's Chair because it's
situated all by itself out of the mainstream of activity. lol

Here's the view from the door that leads to the deck.  Aren't the fireplace and built-ins glorious?  For once in our lives, we have more than enough bookshelves! These shelves house our non-fiction collection, not including the theology books which are in Dave's office, our CD/DVD collection, and about half of Hannah's books. I have fabric to make pillows for the couch and/or chair, but I just haven't gotten to it yet.  The paintings in this room were all done by Dave's grandmother, Dorothea Kelsey.

 The two paintings here are still in the locations that Dave's parents put them.  I can't decide if they need a little rearranging or additions made or if they are fine as is.  What do you think?

The sculptures and pottery are by Dave's grandfather, Luman P. Kelsey

Here's the dining area.  It overlooks the pond too.  It's so bright and cheery!

I think my stained glass piece will go in this big window.  We just haven't done it yet.
That's the front door.  Well, actually, there is an airlock on the other side, so technically this isn't the front door, but it is the main entrance.  The wall on the right is a 3/4 wall, and on the other side is the kitchen.

Looking into the living room from the dining area.  The biggest drawback with this house is that with so many doors and windows and openings, there is not much wall space.  It's been a bit of a challenge arranging furniture and finding a place for everything.

So there it is!  Though there is still much to do, we feel settled and at-home.  We know we have done nothing to deserve the blessing of living in this beautiful place, but we thank the Lord for providing for us, as He always has!  May we use it for His glory and the benefit of His kingdom.

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