Built in 2003, our home is full brick and has three bedrooms, three and a half baths, finished lower level, finished bonus room, patio, and back porch.
When I began Back Porch Musings blog in 2007, it was named for our back porch.
The back porch was an afterthought, during planning and construction. We thought it would be nifty having a small porch between the hearth room and master suite and while we were talking about it, we decided a wood burning fireplace, on the porch, would be nice, also.
We moved in, just before Christmas 2003, when J was 58 and I was 60.
Never give up on your dreams. In fact, we continue dreaming.
I am enjoying celebrating my 70th birthday, sharing our home with you, today.
Hearth Room, Breakfast Room, Kitchen
Guest Room #1
Guest Room #2
Bonus Room Above Garage
A peek at J’s basement lodge…
More of the patio can be seen HERE.
I don’t do crafty things these days, even though I did several years ago. However, the little wheels continue to turn. I tend to collect dishes and linens and set tables for blog posts and move furniture and bric-a-brac from here to there. I take pictures of this and that. That’s the extent of my craftiness.
J keeps busy with the yard and gardens. I help with the garden design work. He helps me with furniture moving and climbing ladders to reach the previously mentioned dishes and linens.
Together, with our Labrador Retriever Molly, we are a halfway decent team.
Thank you for stopping by and taking the tour of our home.
Be sure to tour other Summer Showcase Homes today and tomorrow.
Thursday July 25
Friday, July 26
If you missed homes on tour earlier this week, the list is on my sidebar.
Hearth Room, Breakfast Room, Kitchen~Sherwin Williams Sticks and Stones
Living Room and Dining Room~Sherwin Williams Nomadic Desert
Bedrooms and Lodge~Sherwin Williams Antique White
Hearth Room, Kitchen, Breakfast Room Ceramic Floor
Custom Kitchen Cabinets
East Window Covering
The back of the house is on the eastern side. We see the sunrise and changing of seasons with our morning coffee, whether in the hearth room, our room, or the back porch.
The only window coverings in the bay window are the bamboo shades. I tried a custom drapery, we did not like at all. We like seeing the view.
The linen tie curtains in the hearth room and breakfast room are used for the same reason. We chose the lot for the view of the trees and neighboring farm and morning sun seen from the master bedroom and kitchen area.