The Gift of Place

This is where my parents have spent almost 20 years of their life.  The thing is . . . Gregg built it for them . . . which makes it extra special.  It’s been a gift to all of us as well as them.  They are getting ready for a new adventure in a new season of life.  So, I thought I would take some pictures as we get ready to say good-bye to this sweet place and hello to the next.

The first glimpse of this amazing place is breath-taking!

The back of the house faces the road. The backyard is amazing.

This is the little road that leads to the house.

This is the view from the backyard. It’s stunning as well as stunning from all three floors–on a clear day you can see the valley and the three mountains!

They have sweet gardens all around the yard.

I remember when dad planted these trees on the side of the house. Wow.

This is the sidewalk leading to the front porch–I still need to take pictures of the front of the house.

Here’s the main floor.  I still need to take pictures of the 2-room master suite, 2 full baths, and utility.

The natural light in the entryway is awesome.

This is the “living” room–a place to read, play music, and get into some deep conversations. The view is beyond imagination.

There’s fun built-ins throughout the house.

The dining room is huge with a fun built-in window seat.  It opens into the kitchen.

The kitchen is a gathering place.  I will tell you it’s been a place of true connection for all of our family and friends.

The built-in pantry has pull out drawers on the bottom set.

The breakfast nook leads out to a deck and gives a magnificent view.  I love the words over the door:  God’s mercies are new every morning.

The built in desk helps keep the mail and all the stuff organized.

The “family” room is beyond with all the windows.  The streams of light coming in are beautiful.

The rock fireplace  and high ceiling make the room stunning.

So.  The stairs by the entry lead to the third floor.  I have pictures of the three bedrooms but not of the massive linen closet, full bath, master-bath, or storage room.  Here’s the trio of bedrooms on the third:

First up is the huge master suite which has a living area in it.  There’s a small deck that has a view, two large walk in closets with a built-in ironing board, and a big bathroom with a jetted-tub, two sinks, and a shower.

The storage room is accessed through this back bedroom–so it could be a little study or something.  I will have pictures of it next week.  It has shelves and a cute window in it.

This bedroom completes the trio of bedrooms on the third floor–this is besides the 2 room master-suite on the main floor and two offices and a full bath on the first floor that could be bedrooms also.  I will get the rest of the pictures at the end of next week.

So next week, I will post pictures of the rest of the rooms on the main floor and third floor as well as all of the first floor.

With gratefulness for this place–Kerrie

PS. Here’s some random pictures–

The front of the house on a snowy day–

And from the back of the house with a bit of the view when there was a dusting of snow–:


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