Saturday, August 20, 2011

garden creek...our new old farmhouse



yep, we did, we went full tilt boogie, took the leap and bought a second home. we bought a nifty hundred years plus old clapboard farmhouse on 26 acres in mathews, va. this and my new job, which unexpectedly came together at the same time, has been a huge source of stress for me the past few weeks. i am grateful for the help of a wonderful realtor, financier and title agent to pull it all off, even if it was right down to the wire. they kept me sane, well, the best they could,  but it is not over, yet. we still have renovations and they are about to begin. ick. i know it will be all worth in the end, so i keep telling myself. bring it on. i got my paint samples, baby.

 yeehaw.

here are just a few pics to give you a little peek at our newest adventure. i will post more following the redos. enjoy.

btw, it is a three bedroom,  one bath/half, living room, family room, kitchen and what we call a mystery room.





















13 comments:

jezinthekitchen said...

Congratulations!! What a wonderful adventure you've begun! :)

daisy said...

It is gorgeous! Enjoy every moment!

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I love the floors and fireplaces...!
Looks charming and the grounds look spacious.
Love that little door yard with the fence around it.

Pat

Kim said...

Congratulations! Love the floors~absolutely beautiful!

lisa said...

when's the housewarming-painting party?

Monica said...

how COOL! I love it! Wish we could find some thing like that around here!

April's Homemaking said...

How wonderful!! Your farmhouse looks great- what a fun adventure!

Julia said...

What a gorgeous old farm house! I love the wide planked floors and ceilings! You are going to have so much fun there:).

~Julia

Jenn said...

Lovely! We hope to take that plunge some day. Good luck.
Visiting from the Barn Hop!

luckybunny said...

How beautiful! and how exciting! Congrats!

Pam said...

Yeah! Congratulations. What a cool old farm house and WOW you have lots of land! Looking forward to seeing the pictures of your remodeling.

Jenny said...

That is the CUTEST house I have ever seen!

Patty said...

I would have bought that house in a heartbeat I am sooo jealous. I have always wanted a house like that. Can't wait to see all the changes you make.