Thursday, September 12, 2013

Frymark Homestead....Part Two

I didn't forget ya'll. We just don't have internet at the house yet. And its proving to be a real ordeal to get someone out.  I have to admit, the last time we lived here it was awful trying to get any work can wave all the cash you want at someone and they still just can't be bothered to come to work. Ugh.

Anyways, so we haven't moved the trailer yet so we can go use the internet and watch the cable if we should chose. Its paid up until the 16th. Now we are about out of time and are trying to figure out if its worth keeping it on a daily rate for a few extra days or if we go totally without.  I know. White people problems.

But back on subject...

Come on in!

As you step into the foyer, you are immediately looking out to the back of the property. These windows overlook the covered patio or courtyard as Jean called it. Love that.

And check out my polished brick on the floor. The amazing lady that lived here left me detailed instructions on how to keep it looking like this. I would have never guessed this would be a floor I would like! Its really pretty.

And through the door right there on the right, we head into the girls side of the house.  Please ignore the burnt orange carpet, new flooring for this part of the house is in the works.

First room belongs to Songbird. It is huge.

With a wall of built in shelves...

And a window she has always wanted.  We won't discuss this wallpaper right now as that is a whole other post.

She also has a bathroom with tub and shower. Again, it is huge.

 Next is Mighty Mouses room. Lovely orange carpet. This one is a small room, but the kid is so messy she needs a small room.
She also has a built in bookcase.

And a built in chest of drawers and shelves in her closet.

I did not get a full shot of her bathroom yet because it is pretty small. The paper is And the chocolate brown and white marble is very 70's, Charles Bronson movie-ish. She has a shower and no tub.

And now we return to the foyer.
To the left you will notice the dining room off the kitchen, a step up from the living room The owners left a glass table so we at least have something to eat off of right now. Since it will be November before we get our household goods this is a really good thing. The door leads to the courtyard.
The living room is right here to enjoy. There is a wood burning fireplace and built in shelves. And most importantly as far as Cinder is concerned....

...the picture windows that allow her to police the neighborhood and strike fear into every leaf, child or dog that dares to cross into her view.

At the far end of the living room you can head down the hall to the master bedroom.
Really not much I can show you here, but know it is a big big space.
The master bath has a his and hers side. I have a vanity.
He does not but he does have his own sink which makes both of us very happy. We are so used to the tiniest bathrooms imaginable. In this one we don't knock each other over if we both enter at the same time..

A quick side note.  I am not a wallpaper person. The previous owner was. Because of this I try not to say too much because its not fair to judge something you don't care could be the best ever and I still wouldn't like it.  Enough said.

The tub will be replaced in phase two of the floor remodels. More on that another time.

Now, back to the dining room so I can show you the kitchen.  I must admit that this was the one area that disappointed me. Not in the materials or anything..simply in size. I really wanted a big kitchen. But, after being there almost two weeks now, I can honestly say with the island I am completely content with the size now. Sure, I was looking for a big kitchen, dining entertaining area....but all things considered...who cares! I still have all kinds of room for people in this house.
The kitchen is partially open to the dining area. I do love the quartz counter tops.
Don't care for the in-wall oven....but oh well. Do like the brick which is the back of the fireplace wall. Wish I took a better picture of the quartz.
Down the hall from the kitchen you find the mudroom/office.  More of the polished brick again! This makes it perfect for taking the dogs in and out.
This is also where the previous owner had their desk...and a built in bookcase with cabinets.
Heading back down the hall towards the den from the kitchen...
Across from the mudroom is the utility room.
It also has built in cabinets on both sides. This one is really high.

And now on to the den.
When you step inside, you will see the gas fireplace on the left. This is also ducted (closed at the moment) for a wood burning stove in case we decide to put one back in.
On the right is a wall of windows. This is where they used to sit and watch the birds out in the yard.  There is also a little office type closet back in the corner. The ceilings are wood.
Cant get a good shot as its a small space.

And on the other wall, under the stairs another built in. We are calling it a bar for lack of a better word. The top is tiled. They were also nice and left the stools for us.

Shall we go upstairs?

Cant get a good shot...but there is not alot to see.
This would be the front half of my quilting studio. And through the door you can see the back room.
And that door leads to an attic room with a full sub-floor and built in shelves.

But lets go back down stairs so we can finish up in the back hall that leads to the back door.
Of course this is where we come in and out of the most.

And to the left there is the guest bath...complete with claw foot tub.

And finally...
The hot tub room.  When I'm done here, I'm going back home and getting in.  Love. Love. Love.

And that concludes the tour of the Frymark homestead.

The house we searched for five months for.

The fourth contract.

Sometimes God has a little fun with us I think. I'm very thankful for all those failed contracts...even if that wasn't a cheap thing to go through.

So, when ya'll coming over?  I've got some wall paper removal I need help with.

(Just bring your own chair as I only have enough lawn chairs for us


  1. Beautiful house my friend!

  2. Oh, it is wonderful! All those fabulous windows, amazing built-ins (love the window seat!) the brick floor, and that fabulous claw foot tub. I am so excited for you.
    I am not a fan of wallpaper either and I would love to come help you tear it out. Wish I could! Maybe someday we will get stationed someplace remotely near you? A girl can hope, right!