Are you ready for the final installment in our Sunnyside Manor introduction? Personally I think I’ve saved the best for last. I hope you’ll agree.
Won’t you come in?
Entry / Foyer
When you enter, the main stairway is to the right (left in the above photo), the dining area is to the left (right in the above photo), and the family room is straight ahead. The above picture is more current than the one below. You’ll notice a couple of things have already changed!
Looking from the entry into the dining room.
Looking from the family room into the dining room.
The french doors go to the back porch. The door on the right, to the guest bedroom and bath.
There is a wonderful guest bedroom and private bathroom off the family room. It’s not huge, but it’s comfortable and cozy. I’ve already started making this room special with a Vintage Dresser and a beautiful Postage Stamp Quilt.
When our realtor asked us for our “Top 3” can’t-live-without items, a mudroom was on that list. This space doesn’t have a whole lot of bells and whistles, but there’s definitely room to work with it. This room has a half-bath, the back stairs to the master suite, and the door to the garage.
I must be honest here … when we walked through the front door and our eyes fell on this …
… all we could utter, barely, was “SOLD” … which was quite difficult since our jaws were dropped and we were pretty speechless.
OH MY GOSH!
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
insert shallow whistle …
It was that day, standing behind this island, rubbing my hand over the gorgeous granite, that the thought of “this would be an awesome house to blog about” popped in my brain.
Let me introduce you to our three new friends, “Frizzy”, “Fridgy” and ” Miss Jenny” …
They’re gorgeous … they’re mah-vo-lous, dawh-ling … and I need y’all to pray that they never, ever, EVER break and/or fall apart ‘cuz the thought of the cost to replace them makes me cringe. Like the Pottery Barn bathroom vanities, if I were building a new house, these babies would NOT be on the list of appliance purchases. But, thankfully, they came with the house and we are so incredibly blessed!
You can see in one of the pictures above that there is also a fireplace in the kitchen area. I wasn’t so sure that I was thrilled about the placement of it, but, as it turns out, it’s perfect. We spend a lot of time gathered around the island, especially in the morning when we really enjoy the heat on those cold days.
See the door to the left of the fireplace?
That’s a room …
probably my absolute, most favorite room in the whole house …
it’s a PANTRY!
And don’t ask me why, but for some odd reason, I don’t have a picture of this room. So you’ll have to trust me …
It’s 8′ x 9.5′ and does exactly what a pantry does best … store food! It’s the perfect spot for all of our counter-top appliances as well.
I’ve said it before and it will bear repeating again, and again, and again … this house is an absolute gift from God. We are so incredibly blessed and humbled to have received what, in our minds, is an amazing earthly treasure. We are not, by any means rich or wealthy. We would never have been able to purchase this house at it’s full market value. God brought extremely incredible circumstances together for all of this to happen. It was not by chance … it was definitely by His divine appointment. Maybe one day I’ll be able to share the entire story. But for now, all the glory goes to God and God alone.
Well, that’s it! You’ve seen just about every one of the almost 5100 square feet of our house. So, are you ready to come along and join me as we finish off a few things, tweak a few others, and make this house our home? I can’t wait to share it all with you!
“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.”
… Romans 8:28
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