The Homestead

Thought I’d share some photos of our home today.  As you’ll see, we prefer the minimalist style with no furniture or decorations.  (Until our belongings arrive, that is.)  The house is a 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home.

Here is the grand front entrance.

To the right of the front door as you’re looking at it above, there’s the living room with fireplace (which connects to the dining room, which connects to the kitchen).

Now we’re in the dining room (above left) looking toward the living room fireplace.

I already posted a photo of the kitchen but here’s another one (this was taken back in September when the owners belongings were there).  It’s a dream kitchen.  I can’t wait until I have some pots and pans to cook with!  Look at how tiny the oven is though.











The master bedroom is this huge room with two levels.  The curtains are these gorgeous deep dark red color.  That’s the bed and bedding that the neighbors are letting us borrow until our furniture comes (for which we are VERY grateful, otherwise we’d be on the floor).  Unfortunately, the bedspread and skirt clash with the curtains but when the power’s off and it’s pitch black anyways, not even Martha Stewart would notice.

Here I’m standing next to the bed on the sunken level looking up towards the other part of the master bedroom.  The windows face the east so we wake up gently with the sun and this big empty space is perfect for early morning yoga. The owners left us their huge round mirror.

Here’s the master bathroom.  There’s a shower to my immediate left that you can’t see.  Best yet, for the first time in 16 years we have TWO sinks.  (And, as they say, the secret to a happy marriage is a TWO-sink bathroom!)

This bedroom was the children’s room, but it is going to be my art studio. There’s a connecting bathroom through that door.  I especially love the good ship lollipop light fixture.

Here is one of the guest rooms.  It also has a small sunken area near the window.

So, for all of you feng shui enthusiasts, you can see that the energy flow is excellent because there are no furnishings for the chi to hang up on.  On the other hand, if it’s true that the inner is reflected in the outer such that a cluttered house means a cluttered mind, does this mean our “empty house” equals our “empty minds”?   😉


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7 Responses to The Homestead

  1. Sandy Firestone says:

    Beautiful house Kim. You will have fun decorating it.

  2. Vee says:

    I really like the BIG round mirror…

  3. Maureen Witte says:


  4. Mikey says:

    I see Thom’s guitar made it, and is one of your two pieces of furniture. Now it looks like he should have brought more guitars so you could decorate every room.

  5. Bridget says:

    love it Kimmy. I can tell there is harmony. See you in 2012. Started my savings account for the big visit.

  6. Deborah Johnson Wood says:


    Love the house, love your adventure and read every word of every blog post. Wishing you the best of everything in your new home country!


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