Exciting news today..building permits approved; one surprise and one red line.
A year ago we were quoted $1000 from county for building permits and actually ended up running us $2500. “Quotes” being pretty far off has been par for the course with building in general, but especially during this pandemic as price of lumber has tripled.
We have to remove a utility sink from plans in laundry room due to having one too many “fixture units” for the septic.
Originally we upgraded the septic to accommodate a 3 bedroom house and we are only building a 2 bedroom, so figured we would be good. Per county we had 22 units where only 21 were permitted.
New plan: Since the shop will have its own bathroom, we will swap the bathroom sink in the shop for a utility sink and now our laundry room will have more countertop space and room for a freezer. Problem solved!
-Install electric service panel
-New pressure tank and booster pump in well house
I grew up in the suburbs of New York City and dreamed of working on a dude ranch or milking a cow. I went to Broadway plays but read Saddle Club books and filled notebooks with drawings of all the horses on my ranch. As a mom, I shopped at the grocery and box stores just behind my house but stood in line with toddlers to try milking a cow at the non-profit hobby farm just off the freeway.
I’ve never owned a dog for more than a month (long story). And I’m not sure pet parakeets and bunnies and fish (which I killed) count towards farm experience.
“Maybe you’ll end up with horses and a couple of your own cows,” my friend said.
Well...there’s a very good chance my ideals wouldn’t match the reality. I mean, so much poop. So... probably not.
Then again, I never thought I’d raise my kids in the kind of rural place I’d always dreamed about. A place that actually has matched my dreams so far. So...I guess... #anythingispossible#dreambig
1 69 July, 2020
New Listing ••• 312 N. Pioneer Trail, Payson, AZ
List Price: $299,000
Come home to this 3 bedroom/ 2 bath ideal single-level, split floor plan home! This offers a bright open floor plan with a spacious kitchen with lots of cabinets and counter space. There is also a wonderful sun room off the kitchen that leads you into the fenced backyard where you will find a large patio and garden area. The home is completely tiled (no carpeting). The large 2 car garage is attached to the home for added convenience and storage space. Some furniture in the house is available by separate agreement. Come see this home now!
It was such a pleasure representing the buyers of this custom log home in the Bitterroot! Views as far as the eyes can see from this true Montana home. Congrats to the #luckybuyers , thank you, thank you, thank you for trusting me with your real estate needs! It's always a great time working with the fabulous @hometomorrow406, thanks for helping make this one happen!
Need a good laugh on this rainy Thursday? Have a look at our “behind the scenes” videos from our ‘Germ Busters’ videos. Video 1- a resident walked in and we scared the day lights out of her. Video 2 & 3- just a funny angle. Get the popcorn and enjoy 😂🤣
Today we’re off to completed projects with @chaycelanphear to capture all the beautiful pieces. Check out our stories for a few behind the scenes moments.
1 69 July, 2020
It is a whimsical life I life for sure, I was hit pretty hard with a real sense of JOY yesterday. I was wondering when it would come back around to visit. I had been so low. It never stays to visit long, but while it is here I am so so so ever so grateful. It’s like looking at the world through a Sephora filter. Everything is forgiven and perfect. The best part of it all is that it comes with its best friend.... MOTIVATION... and their third wheel ENERGY 💪🏻🤗🥰😂 here we go my friends, let’s make the most of it 😘
Want to live the Lyons life? Look no further than this fabulous turn key raised ranch. Bright and fresh with plenty of updates throughout like stainless appliances, tile, lighting, and more. This home on a corner lot features 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and a mostly finished walk out basement. Wonderful yard with play set and mature landscaping. Just a few blocks away is the heart of Lyons, access to trails, and more!
Want to know more? Give us a call or shoot us an email.
Renters don’t panic: It will be sold as an Airbnb, keeping rentals in place & it may not sell. 😉
Welcome to Acorn Falls Cottage. IN TOWN, TURN KEY: UPSCALE, COZY, ROMANTIC & CONVENIENT. 5 minute drive to Main. 15-20 minute walk to Main. Seen in House of Turquoise. BONUS: Generated $52K 2019 rental history. Brand new HVAC unit end of 2018. *** Realtors 3% commission protected. Realtors do not solicit. Please text Missy at 4048055474 with serious inquiries. This cottage is being sold AS SHOWN with all brand new high end furnishings/decor, brand new appliances, all kitchen items. Commissioned artwork and antique mounts throughout. This 1930's historic cottage has just been professionally designed and completely renovated at the end of 2018, while keeping a lot of the original aspects of the property which enhances the beauty and character of the cottage.
114 Victoria Drive has everything you could ever need in a #mountain#retreat - ski-in/out access, bowling alley, sauna, wine room, bar and hot tub. Not to mention the unrivaled #views , sun exposure, open space and perfect location. Your #Telluride dream home awaits!
“Throughout the small guesthouse, our challenge was to maximize the use of space. The entrance doubles as the kitchen and dining area. We surrounded an antique-style wine table with wood armchairs upholstered in a buttery suede.” —Rush Jenkins & Klaus Baer #WRJDesign PC: @wabranowicz
Interior Design: @wrjdesign / Rush Jenkins • Lead Designer: Arianne Gray • Landscape Architect: @hershberger_design • Architect: @jlfarchitects • Stylist: @eleanor_roper_interiors_style
37 7237 July, 2020
My great grandparents gave the greatest gift of all time in 1960. They bought our original family cabin at Lake Lure. A few years later, my grandparents’ generation hand built a bunk room when they needed more space to house all the kids (my father’s generation). When my father’s generation had kids (my generation if you are still following this giant family tree), we got to enjoy the same bunk room... mind you, we now had mattresses all over the floor and kids slept two to a bunk a few times! No kid wanted to be left out of the bunk room fun so we packed in there like sardines and we LOVED it.
Fast forward a bunch of years, we bought the cedar house as a place to expand our ever growing family foot print at the lake. I desperately wanted to build a bunk room so that our guests could make their own bunk room memories. For the first summer season, we assembled some prefab bunk beds with one million hex screws and placed them in a bedroom as our temporary bunk beds. It was lack luster, but it did give the needed extra sleeping space.
Once the off season hit, we had an unexpected water leak that quite literally washed away some of the ceiling in the garage sooooo, the great bunk room project commenced a little ahead of schedule. Over about two months, we built the bunk room, a new hallway, and a new bathroom. It was a labor of love... and necessity, because we had guests scheduled soon after! 😬
I still love to peek in at these gorgeous bunk beds. I love when our family enjoys them. I love hearing the stories from our guests enjoying them. If you stay with us, we hope your kids and kids at heart love this bunk room too ❤️
15 47230 June, 2020
I get lots of questions about when i'll have certain styles available. So it's a good time to explain. :) I like to rotate my favorite styles in and out. So I might have an update of more mountainy things or ocean things or plain and simple pieces. I have to change things a lot otherwise I'll get stuck in a rut! So I'm not sure at this moment when things will be back in stock because my baby is due soon. But I do have to work so I'll be back to producing soon enough! And like I said, I'm considering a round of pre orders, we'll see!
thanks so much everyone!
36 1,3377 July, 2020
Progress, not perfection.
It’s been about two weeks since we officially moved in to the mountain house. The first week is a complete blur...we painted the entire interior (with the help of our contractor plus extra help), we ripped out closets, redid the floors in one room, ripped out carpet, replaced every electrical socket and light switch, replaced most light fixtures, replaced all door hinges and hardware, made over a built in with floating shelves, painted the front door, discovered three leaks, are living without a freezer until our new fridge gets delivered, waiting on delayed blinds (Hello, neighbors!), and won’t have a sofa until late August and I still have a mile long list of things to do and order.
This past weekend we hit the burnout phase and knew we needed to slow down. @agoldygram and I both recognized that we are the type of people who feel uneasy when things are left half done but we also needed to recognize all the things we accomplished in a short time. We were reminded that we hadn’t been able to enjoy our home or settle in much because we were constantly going, working on something.
So what if we are living out of boxes for a little while longer or if we don’t have the perfect furniture all picked out to fill up our new home? In time and with much intention, we will get there. In the meantime we are enjoying this time by meeting our neighbors, watching the kids play outside for hours and happy hours outside under the trees.
58 3868 July, 2020
Project: HARAKA HARAKA
Location: Lake Toxaway, NC
Builder: Bronco Construction
Fire sunsets in the Catskills at @cozycatskillchalet 🔥 click the link in my bio to book your stay!
92 9,4377 July, 2020
Simple pleasures... Blue hydrangeas. Fireflies. Front porch rocking chairs. Backyard garden. Hummingbirds. Cardinals. Sneaky squirrels. Vintage tablecloths. Blackberries. Books. Day lilies. The smell of honeysuckle and fresh cut grass. Mountain life.
4 1087 July, 2020
It’s going to be so hard to say goodbye to this beauty. Our girls are sad we never even stayed a single night, but I think that would make it even harder to let go of. We have been talking a lot about our next #aframe and fielding tons of questions from you all about this one and building another. Sharing this process with you all and hearing your thoughts and support have been such a joy and we aren’t ready to stop.