The Modern Farmhouse | We Have Walls!
Posted on October 14, 2015 by Cari
Categories: in THE HOME
One of the many fun projects on my plate right now is handling the design of our new home. We're currently building what we've dubbed "the Modern Farmhouse," slated to be finished in early February. I thought it would be SO fun to share the process & progress on the blog - both to share with friends & family, as well as document it for our own sake. =)
Four years ago, we found ourselves struggling with infertility & the "what ifs" of life. We had been trying to start a family for over 2 years & we weren't quite sure what God had in store for us. Yet, what we DID have was a little daydream about someday moving back to the country. And if starting our family wasn't going according to plan, we decided to try & make one of our other dreams a reality.
We tallied up our rainy day funds & started our search for the perfect spot, with our eye out for something in northern Hendricks County. Eventually, through a friend of a friend, we stumbled upon the perfect plot & decided to purchase five acres of farmland.
Two months later, we found out we were pregnant with our son. It's funny (and amazing) how life happens, isn't it?
There we were, doing all we could to keep our mind off babies, and God had a plan all along (and I also can't forget to credit our amazing doctor, Dr. Jarrett!). Upon learning we were finally getting the chance to grow our family, we put together a nursery in our starter home and decided to stick it out in the city for a while longer. All the while, we still visited our little piece of heaven & slowly plotted out where and what we wanted to build, when the right time came.
We were also a little spoiled, having two of the best babysitters within a block of our house. That made sticking around for a little longer just a tad easier!
Fast forward to Spring 2015 - we've added a baby girl to our family, our small business had outgrown the tiny 8x10 bedroom upstairs, and we had started using our parents' garages for storage. It became pretty clear that our sweet little starter home wasn't going to cut it for us much longer.
We embarked on the search for a custom home builder, and finally settled on JR Lazaro Builders. They have been so incredible to work with - if you're in the market for a custom home, we highly recommend them! After the long, drawn out process of small home repairs, listing and selling our house, moving into a townhouse, and finalizing our new home's floor plan, we finally signed on the dotted line for our new home in early August.
The early weeks of the building process were filled with mundane things like tree clearing, surveying, pouring the basement, inspections, and digging the well. Our patience is paying off this month, as things are finally getting exciting! In a matter of 2 weeks, they've framed our entire basement, main level and garage. We can now walk through the entire house and see our floor plan & little dream home come to life. The earlier months of this year were nothing short of stressful....but it's all uphill from here, right?
We can't wait to share with you our experiences through the building process, as well as photos and details of our farmhouse design. For now, I'll leave you with these snapshots of it's current progress - we have WALLS! =)
Kitchen and breakfast nook, open-concept basement stairs, and our garage entrance.
Looking north, a view of our future front porch & open foyer.
I’m a country girl, small business owner, wife, mother of three, and a proud alumna of Purdue University (Boiler Up!).
Wondering what life is like for a busy mom with a graphic design & laser cutting business? My days are filled with pretty paper, blissful brides, half-finished sketchbooks, half-eaten lunches, and lots of cuddling with my little ones. I look forward to sharing with you all of life's fun happenings (both in & out of the studio) here on the blog!
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