Sooo... we have wanted a new house for awhile now. We love our home and our neighbors, but we wanted a shop for me so our cars can stay warm in the winter (instead of my roadside finds and reclaimed wood), a place for our camper to be parked (not allowed in our subdivision), and a little more yard space.
We purchased a lovely, large lot in a nearby subdivision a few years ago. And, it sat. We couldn't decide on a house plan. I knew there would be the inevitable arguments over what I wanted and what was in the budget. There would be sidewalk, and fence, and sprinklers, and grass to put in. We sold the lot, thankfully for almost double of what we paid for it.
That left us looking in a market that was increasing and picking up. And then we found this:
An old 1932 schoolhouse that had been converted into a 3 bed/ 3 bath home. One more birdie is fleeing my nest so fewer bedrooms are ideal. The home was featured a few years back on HGTV's Rezoned show.
It comes with a fully furnished, vented workshop with a dust collection system.
It has an unfinished Carriage House that will make a lovely occasional shop or VRBO.
It has a greenhouse.
It has original wavy glass windows and wood floors with small holes in it where the desks were bolted to the floor--makes me giddy!
It has projects--I can't wait to add some farmhouse industrial style to the kitchen and we will be saying goodbye to the pink carpeting. (This will be my daughter's attic bedroom--she is so excited to decorate it!)
We scrambled (so not easy getting a junker's home ready to sell) and got our house listed and sold and after receiving two offers, we are under contract.
And so a new adventure will begin in less than three weeks. Yikes and yahoo!! I can't wait to share with you the progress and projects as we work to make the schoolhouse our own.