Monday, December 12, 2016

DA CRIB: a house tour

Guys, I did it. Over the course of many days, I managed to take enough photos of rooms looking clean one at a time to compile a house tour that looks *AS IF* our house is clean all the time and everywhere. IT IS A LIE. But messes can also be distracting, so I tried to just move them out of the frame over and over so you get the tidy version of each space.

Disclaimer 1: This house is big and kinda complicated, I drew you very accurate map. *welcome*


Disclaimer 2: I am going to work sort of backwards photos-wise, so that when I'm done posting the tour, the posts will make sense sequence-wise. So I'll start at the far end which includes master bed/closet/bath and the side yard which hugs our end of the house.

Disclaimer 3: I took an embarrassing amount of photos so this will be broken up until more than one post. (See previous disclaimer).

Disclaimer 4: Remember how this house was a 2 bedroom? Well, the laundry/storage room behind the garage was gigantic so we were able to carve two more rooms out of it for the boys (answer to the WHAT DID YOU DO ABOUT THE ROOMS THING). This added another 600 or so sq feet, amazingly. We now have a very tiny laundry space and no big storage room.

Disclaimer 5: Our house is still very just-moved-in-ish. The backyard is filled with interesting stuff like cinderblocks and  ceramic plates and big plastic landscape buckets, pictures are mostly hung on nails that were left behind, and Santa's workshop/Amazon box land is currently in my closet. JUST FYI.

Disclaimer 6: So. Much. Joe.

So, just to get a picture of what was, the house was wall-to-wall carpet with linoleum in the kitchen when we bought it. We ripped out all out and did concrete floors throughout. They are perfect for the space and for having kids. Within a few weeks of moving here, Pete sprayed the inside of the house with a hose TWICE. Amen, concrete floors. I love how they cool down all the warm wood tones and I love how they accentuate the unity of the house, which is very open and fluid. We also never reinstalled baseboards. Heyo.

Ok! We start with the master bedroom and bath and a bit of the yard bc honestly how many pics can one person squish into a post? Forgive me if this drives you insane.

Start of tour >>>> this is the end of the hallway that leads to our room. I am standing in our bedroom doorway looking down the hallway (there is a mirror at the end, if you're brain is needing to make sense of this). This is the hallway that leads me from my den of tranquility into the land before time. To the right is a bathroom, to the left is a wall of closets (which I love and adore to the point of tears) and then the girl's bedroom, with the living room beyond. Go ahead and reference that map I drew you real quick. I'll wait.



*dat view*
*Baby Francis' residence can be seen at the bottom of the shot along with paint Pete chipped off of the wall.


Here you can view all the many holes I hammered into the wall trying to get the placement of that painting right.


(There is that doorway I was standing in)



Ok, an immediate 180* from the end of our bed is the closet zone and bathroom. Also, a view of my fave spot* in the whole the backyard.



*fave spot 
*fave spot 


Little dressing area sitch which I interpret as the place to pile all your clean laundry and the pants you don't want to wash or put away because you might wear them the next day...




The bathroom is off the closet area (this is probably obvious, right? I have no idea.)



This is the wall opposite the door to our room (closet and bath to the left, bed and dresser to the right)


And the OUTSIDE. How funny that this door has a peephole?


I loooooove that slat detail^^^^^

A straight shot through the slats is a cool little garden area with a few raised beds just brimming with dirt.



This is what you see standing just outside our bedroom looking out to the front. So ugly, barf.


And looking back towards our room. (Also, Joe. What is happening?)



If you were to stand in the same spot and look the opposite way towards the back, this is that. The grass wraps around from front to back without any fencing which is the best for laps as fun and laps as punishment for leaving your clothes and shoes and pajamas all over the hallway (true story).


We are up on a hill at the end of town so above what's planted is just nature n' stuff.

OK YOU'RE ALL DEAD. More another day!

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  2. Can I come and live there? I'd be happy to sleep outside. That vieeeeeeeew!!

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  3. Love Joe's reflection above the tub!

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  4. Please tell me that bathroom will stay pink forever!!! All the heart eyes!

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  5. 1. WHAT a great view!!
    2. We ripped out our carpet and have concrete floors too!

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  6. We have the same pink bathroom! But we have a pink tub and toilet to match the tile... My girls LOVE the pink toilet. haha I second everyone on that view... I'm trying to convince my better half that we need to move to CA for views and more sunshine.. because my Vitamin D level just rose looking at those pictures!

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  7. D R E A M Y. Also that wall of closets is the best. I'd kiss it each time I walk by.

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  8. Please tell the story of how you found/got this house. I am a huge fan of these MC</intentional design houses that I feel like they are rare, rare, rare, but maybe in CA they are more common?!!!!??! I feel like this is a place you could live in forever.

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    1. Yes!! I think this find is VERY rare for our area. We live in a tiny agriculture town about 40 min outside of LA and I think it's purely a gift of God that we found this house. We had lived three blocks away for 7 years and never knew it even existed because it's so tucked away. I never want to leave it 😂❤️

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  9. Yesss! Love those concrete floors! We've played with the idea, but we live in the CA up north, as in Canada, and would need some serious heating. What about falls.. are they slippery? And.. your furniture (bedroom dresser, in particular), are the craigslisted? Are you one of those uber lucky ones.. because that west elm couch a while back...

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