|This is the view, approaching our new house.
Ours is the one on the right, with the yellow sign
on the front lawn. It's vaguely blue/grey.
|A closer shot of the front of our house.|
|Well, it's not exactly American Gothic...
but it *is* us, in front of our new home on
the day of the closing.
|Welcome into our home!
One of the first things you will see is the
stairway to the bedroom level.
Note the attic fan in the ceiling. "Cool!"
|Now that you've arrived, here is the
(Yes, of course we'll be putting furniture in there.)
|We have a bit more room in our bedroom.
Here's the view from the closet/bath area.
|Here's the opposite view of the Master Bedroom,
standing near the windows in the shot above,
looking toward the closets and then bathroom
|A stall shower and soaking tub in the
|Standing near the tub in the shot above,
looking at the double sinks and door
out to bedroom.
His regular closet (more shelves than hanging space, wierd)
- then look right to:
Her walk-in closet. I know, the picture doesn't
show much, but you may get the idea/contrast.
It's the only room in the house that's NOT
painted white. It's a sort of peachy-coral color.
|The view from Erika's room.|
Both girls' bedrooms are about the same size.
|The upstairs bathroom.
It's a little small, but with the girl's so far
apart in age, we won't exactly have
2 teenagers fighting for bathroom time.
Plus, there's another bathroom in
the basement if they do 'need' their
|Time to head back downstairs
to see the dining room!
This view is from the living room.
|Ok, now go into the dining room,
and this is what you will see...
the living room.
|Go downstairs once again,
and here you see part of our
On the left is a built-in bench
with lids that lift to reveal storage underneath.
The real estate photos showed this all
with dark paneling. I'm a little disappointed
that they painted it all.
|Under the basement stairs
is some nice storage.
|The unfinished part of the basement
a.k.a. Doug's Future Workshop.
The stairs lead up to a crawlspace.
|The aforementioned crawlspace.
Note the 'trolley' in the center, it's set up
on a pulley so you can get things
from the back to the front of the
space and vice versa.
We have many plans for this space,
including perhaps giving Erika a part
of it as a 'secret room' kind of deal.
|Here's a decent shot of the back of our house.
The deck is a nice size, and the chimney you
see is for a WOOD BURNING fireplace!
We were very excited to have a REAL
fireplace and not a gas one.
|Here's a side view of our
It's rather narrow, but it's still
nice to have a covered porch, no
matter how small.
|My parting shot is of one of our new neighbors... a bunny!|
|Well, that's all for now - hope you enjoyed the pictures of our new house. I didn't show you all of the rooms, but they'll probably be shown in future Dutch Ohana pages... or maybe you'll get to come see them yourself. Thanks for stopping by!|