If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram then you probably already know this, but yesterday we closed on our newest adventure… The Marquette House!
I’m actually not sure what we’ll be calling this house yet, some of the great suggestions online were “The Non-Fixer in the Upper”, “The Woodland Wonder”, and “UP in the Woods” (since it’s in the U-P). I’m still not sure, but I couldn’t wait to introduce it to you!
We’ve been living in a sad rental for the last month, and we were SO ready to have a place of our own again. This home meets and exceeds any expectation we ever had for a home.
We were greeted by a nice snowfall, which just makes everything about the woods a little bit more dreamy. The house is beautiful and we are loving that there is nothing that we HAVE to do right off the bat! Of course with time there’s definitely some improvements we’ll make, but we’re excited to just chill and enjoy it for a while first.
When you walk in the front door this is what you see, with the hall to your right and living room to your left.
This is the first time we’ve ever had a fireplace and we are so excited to get to use it!
Can you see those beautiful views of the woods? It’s on an acre and a half, but it’s so wooded that it feels even bigger!
Then from the living room you can go through to the dining room.
This is the view from the dining room into the kitchen. This kitchen is gorgeous and for once I might actually NOT paint the cabinets! Only time will tell on that one though!
Everything about this kitchen is amazing.
Off the hall in the entry is this half bath, and we’ve also got a mud room for the first time in our lives!
When you walk up the stairs we’ve got this little nook that we’re going to use as a reading nook.
Right at the top of the stairs is this bathroom.
We’ve got the “purple room”, which will be our daughter’s room… hopefully one she’ll actually get to see!
Then there’s the “pink room”, otherwise known as the boys room! Jack actually said he didn’t think he could sleep in there until it was a “boy color”! So painting this room is probably on my to-do list for this week!
This is the master bedroom. It looks purple but is actually more light blue. This room is also going to get painted.
This picture is a better representation of the color of the master.
We’ve got this tiny master bathroom, with a shower tucked around the corner. Even though it’s little I’m excited to have a bathroom of our own.
Now down to the basement. When you walk down the stairs you enter into this living room, we’ll probably just use it as a play room though.
It’s got a basement mudroom as a walk-out to the backyard, and a small office behind there.
We’ve also got a basement laundry room, it’s nothing special but it’s functional!
This is one of the pictures I took the week we put the offer in on the house. Isn’t the backyard amazing?!
For a girl who loves tiny houses, this is FAR from a tiny house! It’s definitely the biggest, and probably the nicest home we’ve ever owned. I’m looking forward to getting unpacked, painting a few rooms, and sharing our Marquette house with you all!
**2/1/17 update** After living in this house for one year, I shared a home tour including everything that we accomplished in our first year! To see that tour head here.