Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Our House - The living room

We still have so much work to do on this house, but I thought it's about time to start showing you around, and why not start with part of why we chose to buy this house. When you come up to the stairs from the entryway, you walk into our living room. This terrible picture is the only one that I took that show you how much light comes into the room.  Those sliding glass doors are eight feet tall.
 The furniture is way too small for this room, but they are the leftovers that we're hoping to replace down the line.  What I really wanted to show you is all the character in this room.  That spiral staircase leads up to a loft library.
 The other side of the room is feeling pretty empty.  That huge, empty wall above that red dresser is begging for some great artwork.
 Next to the spiral staircase is a fireplace.  The stone continues up into the library where there's a second fireplace.
 I'll miss having a mantle to decorate for holidays, but I love that big metal hood.
 And here's a few pictures taken from above.

 But the real seller?  The view outside those sliding glass doors.  Did I mention the house is on the side of a mountain?

We love to sit our on the balcony and watch the sunset.  Every bedroom has a balcony too (just what a mother of two little ones needs).  The living room balcony connects to the master bedroom so it's extra long.
And that, my friends, is our living room. So far.  I'm a little embarrassed that we haven't accomplished a little more in there since we've moved in, but we don't spend a lot of time in there, and we have the rest of our lives to work on it, right?

8 comments:

The Jensen Family said...

Your view is to die for! I cant wait to see you guys soon.

susan said...

Such a special home! And don't be embarrassed. We've lived in our home for 4 years and sometimes I think, "Why haven't I done anything about this!".

At the same time, I feel like I make the best decisions for furnishings and my home when I have time to truly think of what I want and save up for it if needed.

No matter what it looks like, it should be enjoyed.

Laura said...

Hey Steph!! So, I don't have your email address or phone #- so I need to get those so I can call you up and invite you guys over for dinner! We'd like to see you guys sometime soon. The house looks so awesome and I'm so happy you guys are settling in. Dr. Daly from Jared's clinic and others that have met Larry all LOVE him. So anyways hope you guys are doing well!
Laura Miner lsrminer@gmail.com

Mom said...

LOFT LIBRARY WITH A FIREPLACE? No wonder that house spoke to you. Love it.

Larry said...

Love the house still! And the mysterious appearance of Tyler's head.

Sarah DelGrosso said...

Beautiful home, Stephanie! I am so happy for you. :o)

Mom said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEPHANIE!

Lysle and Kamiko said...

Love, Love, Love the house!!! We are moving to Vegas so we will need to come up and visit.