If you missed yesterday's post, make sure to check out the lower level tour here.
Moving upstairs ..
The middle risers are open. We'd love to make them all open and switch them to a thick oak to match the hardwood floors. Plus the pine treads are pretty worn - not unfixable, but we think a thick oak could look awesome!
Looking down at the great room. See those squares, half way up the beams on the right? Those are covering outlets, still confused why there would be outlets up there ..
At the top of the steps, there is a open lofted area adjacent to the bedroom and the bathroom. We'll probably use this as a sitting room, maybe built in shelving against the wall on the right.
Turning the corner, the master bedroom is on the back wall. It has a beautiful vaulted ceiling and large windows. Plus it's a good size. I finally have room for a bench at the foot of the bed :)
Looking at the closet wall (David snuck in the pic :)
and the closet.
Moving back into the lofted room, you enter the master bath. It's almost identical to the bathroom downstairs, but it doesn't have a double sided closet and it has vaulted ceilings.
See the door on the right? I'll show you where it goes in a second.
The door to the right opens into a second loft area. Probably the strangest, but my favorite part of the house. This will be my office, and the only way to get there is through the bathroom ..
The size is perfect, I love the windows, and the fact that it's kinda hidden, but open.
The openness and originality is why we fell in love with this house. I never imagined getting a house with this much wood, but we do plan on painting at least some of it. I think for wood to work well, it needs to be broken up, there needs to be contrast .. so the matching banister, floors and beams running together makes it look heavy. By adding a lighter contrasting color in between, it will help emphasis how open the house really is.
There is a walk out basement, with one open room, a bedroom (really a storage room), full bath and laundry room, but I'll wait to share those pics till a little later. I wasn't able to get pictures before we moved our stuff in, so it's full of boxes.
We're itching to get started on projects, but I'm not sure how much we'll be able to get done until April when we're finished in Ohio. I may be spending part time here since David will start working long hours soon, but not sure yet. I'll keep you updated! In any event, we're in full project mode for things that will go into our house.
Hope you enjoyed our little tour!
p.s. notice that the pics are a little wider? We got a wide angle lens, so that should help capture the entire space :) Link here