May 13, 2013

The new house.

This is the unfurnished version of our new living space.

It’s safe to say that we love our new place.  We’ve lived in 3 houses over the past 4 years and this is the best layout and most suited to us.  In the first house, the living space was kinda small and there was little to no storage. 

Moving into the second place, we found there was too much space (we had wanted the 3-car garage for all of his tools and outdoor toys), and we were able to hoard, accumulate, and generally not throw anything away for 2 years.  

This place is practical.  I mentioned before that we hadn’t actually seen it before moving in.  I sent in a check and signed a lease a month before we even left Alaska.  I was nervous to say the least.

The house is essentially a ranch, with everything on one floor (new concept to us) and there is a FULL basement.  A runs-the-length-and-width-of-the-house basement and it is a Godsend.  It is what’s been missing from our lives.
It is the place where Scott can store, organize, and play with all of his toys (tools).

 Living Room

Steps next to the living room, going to the basement.

The HUGE basement.  

Kitchen and dining area (from the laundry room)

One side of the kitchen.  Nice appliances compared to the house we came from!

Kitchen view from the dining area.  I love that the laundry room over there has a window.  And that's ceramic tile.  No more stick down "tiles".

Front.  Love the stonework arches.


The back.  Basement access from outside is also new to us and we're pretty's the little things us Alaskans aren't used to :)

Who were the fools people who did a partial do-it-yourself move?  That'd be us.


  1. I love it! I am so jealous!!!! Can I come and live with you??

  2. i love the brick!! good luck moving in!!

  3. What a great place! I bet you'll love getting settled there. Our next move will be completed with professional movers. I'm excited to let someone else do the back breaking work. Lets face it, I don't move items larger than myself anyways. I'm reminded of our trek across state lines, an emergency root canal, 1 hours "work", and a 13 hour drive with 2 cats in crates. It was a comedy of errors. We all needed drugs for that epic move. Haha! Esther Norine Designs

  4. That looks nice! I love walk-out basements and ranch style homes.

  5. What a great house! I wish we had a basement. Enjoy it Kristin! Good luck unpacking. Ugh!

  6. I love it, it's so pretty!
    And I can't believe you guys did a partial move!

  7. I love it and yay for a basement!! :) Enjoy it.

  8. The house looks great, congratulations! I'm so glad it's worked out so well for you. Good luck getting settled!

  9. I've said it before and I'll say it again, I love this house! So pretty.

    I was watching Love it or List it over the weekend & all the damn houses on that show had basements, I was so jealous. That'd be like the equivalent to another house below your own...imagine all the junk I could store down there :)

  10. Like everyone else, I love your house! The brick is really beautiful. I wish we had outside access to our basement! I'm a little jealous.

  11. Love this house! I am so glad this is working out for you!

  12. Oh my gosh I love your house! It is so cute! I can't wait to see it all set up! There's going to be an "After" post, right?! :)

  13. Great place! We are hoping for a basement in our next place too.

  14. I love it! :) (I'm a bit behind on blog reading thanks to the crazy week I've had so far!)

  15. What a great house! Love the high ceilings. :)


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