New House Sneak Peek!

The last time I wrote an update about our current life happenings, a lot of y’all had some questions… like why did you sell the house you just finished? Where are you moving to? Why can’t you show photos of the new place? When will you be moving in?

There were a lot of cliff hangers, and I still can’t answer every single question about this move just yet since we’re very much in the middle of it. But I always want to be upfront with y’all and give you a glimpse of real life. So this is where we are currently.

Before I dive into all of the details though, allow me to introduce you to the new-to-us brick Colonial.

Isn’t it darling?!

The other day, while I was at the house for inspections, I managed to snap a few quick photos of the exterior. I can’t show y’all the inside just yet since the current owners aren’t moved out yet, but an interior tour will happen after we close.

So about those questions…

Why did you sell your first house?

You can read more about that in this post, if you missed it, but basically we wanted more yard, more trees, an older, established neighborhood, and closer to my and Robert’s parents, so this new house has all of that and more.

Plus, we thought it would be fun to try our skills on an older house since we’ve learned quite a bit in the three years of being in the last house. Now, we can take off our training wheels, so to speak.

Where are you moving to?

This is one of the most frequent questions I’ve been asked, and I really wish I could answer. But for privacy reasons, we’d rather not put all of our bid-ness out there on the internet for anyone to read. So I won’t go into specifics about the name of our neighborhood or anything like that.

I mean… if I did, any ol’ Joe might show up for a dip in our pool. Kidding. 😉  (Yeah, we have a pool! Whaat?!)

We’re still staying in the same general area in South Carolina in the suburbs of Charlotte though.

When will you be closing?

We’ll officially be signing on the dotted line in mid-April, so unfortunately, it’ll still be a bit of a wait, but we’re currently wrapping up my parents’ guest bedroom makeover (for which I’m photographing the reveal this week) and in the midst of all of this, we’re leavin’ on a jet plane for the Lowe’s makeover, which I’ll be sharing more about later.

Robert and I are staying busy, for sure.

So more deets about the new house…

It was built in 1960, so it has some age on it, but thankfully, it has been updated quite a bit over the years, so we’re not dealing with a majorly overwhelming fixer upper or anything like that. It has 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, a playroom for Olivia, a big garage to handle our constant furniture makeovers and home improvement projects, an office for me, and some great character. Robert is thinking the outdoor shed could become something really cool for him too.

The yard is so so charming with flowers and trees and a sweet little swing. And then there’s this spacious covered back porch…

I already have so many ideas for this house, but I don’t plan on changing its style all that much like we did with the last house (ya know… the whole out with the builder grade, in with the farmhouse thing). I want to embrace the beauty that is already there. (There will still be plenty of change though.)

That’s all I can really tell y’all at this point. We’re so thankful for all of your love and support that you’ve given us in emails and comments and on social media. I’m amazed every day at just how many opportunities God has provided for Robert and me, and we can’t even begin to imagine what He has planned for us next. But we know it’ll be awesome. We’re just excited about the adventure.

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61 Comments

  1. The new house is so beautiful! I’ve been waiting for an update on ya’lls house-buying for a while now so I’m excited to see this post! I hope ya’ll don’t paint the brick. It’s really lovely and adds a lot of character to the house. It’s super popular to paint brick right now, which is great if the brick is ugly but kind of sad if the brick is beautiful. (But at the same time I understand ya’ll need to make the house your own and make it what you love.) Can’t wait to see the inside and what ya’ll do with it! 🙂

  2. Your new house is amazing and has a wonderful vibe to it. The covered back porch is really special and I can see a lot of family parties and celebrations happening there! You and your precious family will have many blessed times in your new home.

    Looking forward to seeing the inside and seeing all the great projects that I’m sure you have in mind for this place.

  3. Lauren, the house is beautiful and you will do amazing things with this blessing! You let God be in the drivers seat, and your destination is perfect! So very happy for y’all!!

  4. That’s the cutest house! Four sided brick! Gahhh! Major love that. And CANNOT wait to see what you do with the covered porch and pool area. Congrats on your new home and on all your success!!! Susie from The Chelsea Project

  5. looks like a great home, nice yard, porch, and pool! Wow, great choice for you next home, enjoy this exciting time in your life!

  6. Love your new place! And very happy to see God’s loving fingerprints all over this new chapter in your lives 😉

  7. Congrats! I love the traditional colonial architecture, especially the brick work. So much potential for landscaping in the front yard, and the back is already charming. What a great back porch! Best wishes for many years of happiness in your ‘new’ house!

  8. Looks lovely and charming! Can’t wait to see your updates in making this your
    new home. Patiently waiting to see the inside too.

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