After a long 3+ months, we have finally moved into our New Old World Mediterranean house and while we are all very excited to be here, it’s still kind of strange thinking about someone else in our previous home that my parents owned for the past 30 years. It was a house sale that was like no other and one that will go down in the books for the craziest transaction ever. I will explain later down the road when I have a good hour or so to type out the post. We sold our previous house last Thursday and purchased our new house 1 hour later. For those of you who have bought and sold at the same time, you know how stressful and chaotic that can be. Many of you have sent emails and messages wondering about our new house so I wanted to share these “not so pretty” pictures of the day we moved in and the last few days of unpacking. I honestly think it will take a year to unpack. -ha
This is a picture that I pulled from the MLS listing and one thing is for sure, I know what my weekends will entail. A lot of landscaping. My dad and husband both said, “Jess, are you planning on keeping the hedges trimmed and the weeds pulled?” I can foresee many blog posts about flowers, shrubs and pulling weeds.
New Old World Mediterranean House
Yes, this house is much different than our other house and while many of the features are beautiful the way they are, we plan to do some updating to make it our own.
For those of you who have been following our blog for a while, you will know which room is which based on the furniture ;).
As you know, our other house had all white trim and a white kitchen. Our new house is at the opposite end of the spectrum sporting warm stained trim and an elegant traditional kitchen.
The existing Old World Tuscan Mediterranean Style has huge potential, in my opinion, to transition to a more Modern Rustic Style with elements of the Tuscan theme.
We had many local kids we hired to help move hundreds of boxes. We hired a moving company to handle the furniture and big pieces which was well worth it.
We will have one kitchen now which means my mom and I had to completely down size our dishes, pots, pans, glasses….you name it. We kept the best of the stuff between the two of us and donated the rest.
Dark wood cabinets and dark counters, a little different than our white kitchen right?
So there you have it, our New Old World Mediterranean House. I will admit, I am not up to speed on this style of a home so I have done a ton of research and have some pretty fun ideas for this place. We have become friends with the previous owners who built this home 12 years ago and I am sure it’s strange for them, to think of someone else in “their” home. Trust me, I know how they feel. We have also become friends with the family who bought our “old” home and I stopped by yesterday to drop off more keys. It was so strange knocking on “my” foyer door and waiting for someone to answer the door. Do you know what the funny thing is, all three families (our sellers, us and our buyers) all moved like a mile or two away in the same town. We all literally made a circle and purchased new homes. Isn’t that crazy? Anyway, it’s school break here for part of the week and we will be unpacking. My dad pulled a muscle in his back during the move which triggered his sciatic nerve which landed him in bed since the day we closed on the new house. Hopefully he starts to feel better soon. Stay tuned, I will be back later this week with more updates and what our plans are for the new house.