Monday, August 27, 2007

Who Lives in a Pineapple Under a Tree?

We do! We have moved! And given the beautiful color of the house, as you will see below, the kids call the house "The Spongebob House". This will not lost long, lol. The color has got to go.
This is a long post, but a lot of it is pictures.
This house was built in 1962. Its on about 3.34 acres. It needs some work, but it is in really good shape for being 45 years old. It has plaster walls and wood floors. I'll take you on a bit of a tour...

This is the yard to the back right of the house.

This is a pond out in the very back of the property. It is bone dry right now, and it looks like it has been for awhile. But we have been told the water table is only about 15 feet down, and its already kinda deep, so once it is cleared we may dig down some more. It was a whole lot more overgrown than this, but I didnt get any real before pictures.

Right behind the house.

This is behind those trees above, you can see them in the left of the photo. You can see how overgrown it is by that big oak tree.

These are two of the three sheds, next to the oak tree. There is no garage so it's nice to have these sheds. They were full of stuff. An old ice cream churn, several dozen Mason jars, an old metal chair, an old suitcase, bales of hay, old tools... all kinds of things. I did find a few things I am keeping, I will post those later.

Trying to show how large this tree is. We are gonna measure it at some point, but havent had a chance yet. It is really big around. To the right of it there, it was really grown up. Mike started pulling stuff out with the Bobcat and there was a wheelbarrow, a bowling ball, a propane tank, a kids pool and all kinds of junk hidden in there.

There are all kinds of trees out there. Banana, pecan, grapefruit, tangerine, orange, crepe myrtle, oak, pine...

And now the house. These are all befores, we have painted. This is the lovely "vintage" kitchen. Notice the aqua, formica countertops? They have the beautiful gold flecks all over. And what about the teal/aqua linoleum?

Another shot of the counters, with the cast iron kitchen sink.

And here is the vintage oven! Im guessing it is probably original to the house. But it works!

When you come out of the kitchen, this is to your left.

The bathroom. Aren't the tiles lovely?

This is our bedroom.

Another shot of our room.

Blake's room.

Layla's room.

The living room.

And another shot of the living room.

I'll have to post again about Blake's first day of school and all that, but I wanted to update since it's been awhile!


bren said...

Congratulations...looks like it has lots of potential with TLC you will have a beautiful home.

krcrafts said...

oh how I miss palm trees! and pecan trees! Congratulations on your new home!! I hope you enjoy many happy years there :)

Rosemary said...

You have really been busy and it looks like you will be for a while. Can't wait to see how it goes.

Felicia said...

Congratulations! I do miss Florida.

so A"MUSE"D said...

Wow amazing trees you have... awesome palms and that giant tree wtih the moss is fabulous... enjoy!!

Paxil Princess said...

Congrats Wendy! The house is beautiful!
No joke, my house use to be that color and the real sad part is that WE painted it that color (I had no idea it was going to be so bright...hehe) We re-painted it gray when we added on and remodeled :-)

Vern (real name, Veronica) said...

Congratulations Wendy!
What a cute house and so much room to run!

Katrina said...

Congrats Wendy. What a lovely house. It will be wonderful with a bit of TLC.


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