Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Our house

I thought I would share a few pictures of our new house...sort of a photo tour...since the knitting is coming along so slowly (but really, I'm only 4cm from the underarms of my brown silk top...then I knit the sleeves and join it all together and should be almost done!...someday :-)

Here is our house from the street. I took this about a month before we moved in, because I wanted a picture with the sold sign on it.So, when you walk in the front door, there is a fairly large entrance with the closet and stairs right in front of you. A little further in and to the left is the small bathroom, another closet and the garage door.
If you keep going straight (don't turn left for the bathroom) then you end up in the open space of the livingroom/kitchen/dining area. Here's the first thing you see. That's our new couch and chair...I looooove them! So comfy, and I've wanted brown leather forever!

While you're standing in the entrance to the living room you can also step left into the kitchen...this view is from the other side, of my sweetie doing the kitchen clean up for us :-). The archway is right beside the fridge.

See it's all sort of open. He was really not enjoying my photographic tour. :PLittle kitchen table area with the patio doors to outside are right "behind" the kitchen and beside the livingroom.
This little area is sort of directly behind the couch and chair. It's a long narrow room, the couch and chair are set to look at the corner fireplace (that's the reason for the strange angle) and the TV is on top of the fireplace. I thought I would make the area by the windows a little reading area. The furniture doesn't quite give that feeling, but someday (a long long time from now) they'll be replaced with something that screams "turn the tv off and come sit and read...or KNIT". My plants by the way, seem to be loving that location, it's such a nice bright room.
I just realized that I only took pictures of the main floor..ha! We DO have bedrooms and an office (3rd bedroom made into office) upstairs.
Anyways, on with the tour! If you look out those windows by the reading chairs, or step out the patio doors from the eating area you end up here, on the back deck. It is shaped the same as the back of the house, and I find it rather interesting in a good way. The previous owner left all sorts of scraps of wood, old garden tools, bags of half saturated concrete sand etc stuffed under the deck. It will take us a while to get everything cleaned up and looking the way we want, but it will thing at a time. :-)
And lastly, here is a view from the back deck, out into the back yard. It's a decent size, much bigger than most of the houses we looked at. The lots in town now are very small. So, we are right in town, but if you look behind you see all those trees! That's because directly behind our back fence is a paved path that leads to the (mostly) city wide multi-use path system, for biking, walking, running, rollerblading etc. There is a ravine that runs just in behind those trees, and the path meets up the the Thames river and weaves it's way along beside it for much of the distance. (The Thames river unfortunately is so heavily polluted that you wouldn't even want to stick your baby toe in :-( I really miss living by the St.Laurence river back home, where I could just jump in...but, at least the Thames is still pretty to look at)And that concludes my photo tour. We still have to paint almost the whole house, as the previous owners were pretty tough on the paint job, there are marks everywhere, and I'm not hanging pictures until that's done. So it's pretty bare looking...but starting to feel more homey everyday :-)


Tracy said...

Woman your house is FABULOUS!!! I love everything about the floor plan and the lot. I'm diggin' on that couch too. :o) I noticed you garden out there back by the fence, (did I comment on that already??) Honestly?
Even after moving you had enough energy to plant the garden?? It's obvious you are sooo much younger than I. LOLOL

cinnamongirl93 said...

The house looks great. You have lots of room. I love the openness.
You and your hubby will have a lot of fun painting and decorating. Don't rush it. You have plenty of time to fix your new home just the way you want it.
Congratulations to you both!

Jennifer said...

Perfect. Thank you for sharing your house with us. It reminds me of when I purchased my house 7 years ago. I had a place for everything and it was so clean and lovely. Hmm, well time does change doesn't it. I love your sofa and chair and your knitting nook. There are times when I think that it would be nice to have the kitchen open up to the rest of the house so the cook isn't cut off from everyone while making a meal. They one good thing about my kitchen being in it's own space is that when it's hot you can just shut the door and the whole house doesn't heat up. My home was built in 1906 and they thought of those things at the time. It is July and I still have managed to keep the airconditioning off without melting yet. The day is coming when I will turn it on. I can feel it. Once again lovely home. Tell Harold thanks for allowing us in.

Jennifer said...

Thanks for the bootie love. I really like the way the turned out and is perfect use of left over sock yarn.

Wool Winder said...

What a fabulous house! Thanks for the tour. You're lucky to have the open space behind your yard. And I love your new furniture. I want a couch like that.

Jennifer said...

The blog updater thing is an application on blogger. Just edit your page and you'll see it.