i guess we're grown ups now.

there's no easy way to say this, so i'll just come out with it.

todd and i bought a house.  a big, beautiful, old-timey van voorst house.  with hardwood floors.  and chandeliers.  and a garage attached to it.  (classy, i know, but try hard not to get too jealous.)

it is so perfect for us - everything we were looking for (with the single exception of enough space to pasture a family cow, so i'll be praying they legalize raw milk so we can stay here forever).  tall, south-facing windows? check.  original woodwork? check.  a gazebo in the yard with working electrical? you got it.

here are a few teaser pics (keep in mind these are the staged photos for the mls listing - probably definitely not my first choice in paint colors):

are those leaded glass windows? why, yes, i believe they are!

so guess what i've been spending an inordinate amount of time planning?...


Alana said...

I'm so happy for you, Paige! Best wishes in planning, decorating, and making it a home :)

The Grout Family said...

That's so exciting!!! Congrats on the new house! :o)

TheCrislers said...

Congratulations! It looks beautiful!

whenjeskasparks said...

shut up shut up shut up!! :D
i'm about to cry!
it's so beautiful!
and so perfect!

where is it at?
are you going to have a housewarming party?

oh my gosh.
beautiful.. so jealous!

Danielle said...

Paige! It's gorgeous!! Ah, I love that the whole thing worked out for you!! You NEED to tell me when you're moving. I'm so going to be there!!

lisagrace said...

paige, those pictures blew me away-YOUR house is gorgeous! you have a house!!!!

and a gazebo! penelope could get married back there! (provided you give up your dream of owning a cow, but hey, that's your decision.)

i'm so happy! can't wait to come visit!

Ted n' Tiff said...

congrats you guys!!!

Jessica said...

Congratulations, Van Voorsts!
That house looks AMAZING! I, personally, really like those colors; but, it's not my house. So, enjoy the painting AND the gardening! You're such grown-ups!