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Our New Old World Mediterranean House: Move In Day

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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.  

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. 

Our New Mediterranean House: Move In


Our New Mediterranean House: Move In

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. 

Our New Mediterranean House: Move In

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.   

Our New Mediterranean House: Move In

Our New Mediterranean House: Move In


Our New Mediterranean House: Move In

Our New Mediterranean House: Move In

Our New Mediterranean House: Move In


Our New Mediterranean House: Move In

Our New Mediterranean House: Move In

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. 

Our New Mediterranean House: Move In

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.

Our New Mediterranean House: Move In

Dark wood cabinets and dark counters, a little different than our white kitchen right? 

Our New Mediterranean House: Move In

Our New Mediterranean House: Move In

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. 

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Magnificent! Love. All the windows! Your son’s room is awesome! Can’t wait to watch you settle in!

    Hope your dad’s back heals quickly…terrible pain, I know. Lousy timing!

  2. Oh Jessica, your house is gorgeous. Can’t wait to see how you decorate and make it all your own. We’re still “house hunting”, and we only have until April 20, when the new owners will be in our house. Yes, we have done the “close in the morning on the old house, then close in the afternoon on the new house”. There has to be a stronger word than “stressful”. Good luck with the unpacking and I’ll keep checking your blog for updates.

  3. Jessica, looking forward to seeing how beautiful you decorate your new home!

    1. Awww thanks Kim 🙂 I am sure it’s strange to see “your” house all over the internet now lol . We will have some fun trips shopping for my new and your new house starting this week!

  4. WOW what an adventure!! Best of luck in your new home!! xo

  5. Hello Jessica, wow! You new house is stunning and I can’t wait to see what you’ll do with the place. Sorry to hear about your Dad but I’m sure he’s in the mend. How exciting for you right now. Please remember to rest! Blessings to you and your family!

  6. Wow! So exciting! That kitchen is amazing! Have fun and thanks for sharing!

  7. Stacie Stanbery says:

    Your new home is beautiful and I can’t wait to see what you do with the place! I am sure it will be so gorgeous! Congratulations jess.

  8. Cynthia Spurlock says:

    Love the new house! I’m looking forward to watching you turn this house into your home. We will be closing on the sale of our home and “hopefully” close on the house we buy that week. I said hopefully closing on a house because we haven’t found one yet! We are getting the earliest closing time possible because we will be hitting the road right after. Why early? Because we will be moving from southwest Georgia to Vermont! It’s a good 24 hour drive without pets I can’t imagine how long it’s going to take with our fur babies. Congratulations on your new home!

    1. Holy smokes yes that is a long haul to VT! We have lots of relatives in Stowe Vt!

  9. Diane Lavoie says:

    Sending Warm blessings to every corner, nick and cranny of your new home!

  10. Wow, what a beautiful home! I can’t wait to see what it looks like as you make your changes to it and make it your own. That is funny all of you moved so close. I understand about it being strange to knock on your own door. We went back once to where we used to live and it was strange to look at it from the outside, knowing someone else lived there now. I hope your dad’s back heals soon.

  11. Karyn Lisk says:

    Is this a lake home as well? I could of sworn you sold a lake place and your old home to buy a lake home! Am I crazy? I have been told that a time or 2! Anyhoo this is beautiful!!

    1. haha yes we sold our lake place for a lake home but this isn’t a lake home! lol. My dad said the same thing when we looked at this house, he said, “where is the lake?” We feel in love with this house, land and beautiful pool area so the lake is out! 🙂

  12. Enjoy your new journey !

  13. Wow, congratulations and how fun and exciting.

  14. Cheryl Siciliano says:

    It is beautiful Jess. I love the windows and all the gorgeous trim. The staircase is amazing. I understand your feelings about your Grandfather. It really sucks to be on a rollercoaster of emotions when you have so much work ahead of you. Take your time. Your Grandfather would want you to be happy. Blessings on your new home.