Big, big news...we did it! We've been searching and praying for just the right place and we finally, finally found it...and got it! Our offer has been accepted on a 116 year old home in Sheridan, Wyoming. We're moving, friends!
First a photo disclaimer: none of these photos can be credited to me. In fact, Wife Whisperer and I haven't even seen this property, in person. Is it cray cray to buy a place without seeing it?
Somehow, I don't think so. In fact, it feels so right! We had family, on the ground looking at every corner of the place and giving it the thumbs up. Good enough.
I can't wait to have morning coffee on that porch. But, we won't be going anywhere immediately. There's lots to take care of at Casa de Mentock en Houston, Tejas, first.
So, you can see that this is the beautiful country property that I've always dreamed of. The house is...well...quirky...and cute...and oh, so perfect!
For those of you who are interested (you know who you are!) there's just over 2 acres, here, with a sliver of riverfront included. The river is across the road...which is good and bad. Good because we're well away from the floodplain. Bad because, even though it's fairly close, it's not really visible from the house. But it's there...and a little part of it is ours.
It might be this little part.
This is the three car garage (yes!) with one bay set up as a shop and a large room/potential apartment, above. Can we just stop right here and do a little happy dance? Oh, and the gate has an electric opener. More dancing!
And a garden shed. A garden shed, people! I've never had one of those but I think I'm gonna like it.
This is the little out back cottage. Happy dancing has evolved into ecstatic, incoherent jumping and flailing. I'm just so stinking excited about all the work space/guest space potential!
This is the side of the house where there's a brick patio area. What I love about this, and this is kind of silly, is that little cement-looking walkway to the front. And look at that adorable flowerbed fencing.
The view from the front and front parking area. I adore this. Also, tons and tons of wood fencing. This photo, right here, makes me think of wood smoke and pumpkins.
Another shot of the parking area...and existing dog. She doesn't come with the property.
View from that front parking area. You can see the garage in the back. The trees...oh, the trees!
Inside...it's pretty small. But...so cute!
The living room and dining room are the main part of the house, that you come into. Then, on into the kitchen. We've already got some ideas for things we want to do, inside and out. There's so much potential but a lot of it has already been done!
The kitchen...all new appliances.
Like I said...tons of potential. The owners have already done a lot of remodeling which, when you're looking at a 100+ year old house, is a very good thing.
From the kitchen, into the mud/laundry room.
A sink in the laundry room, ya'll! I've never had one and always wanted one. Also, that little door in the bottom right corner of the photo is a doggy door...built right into the wall. Miss Mayzie is gonna love that.
From the laundry room...up the stairs to the loft...
The ceilings here are really cool...
Two bedrooms (and a tiny, tiny bath, upstairs)...with dormer windows! I've always wanted dormer windows! I know these photos are a bit dark but they were taken in late afternoon. You can see the sun slanting in.
These are the two bedrooms, downstairs. Also, there is a small bathroom there. The floors are fab!
I think I forgot to show you the garden. It's already fenced for deer! That's a big deal when you live in the land where the deer and the antelope play. And guess what, we could have chickens. I'm feeling like a farmer's wife, already. haha.
So here is our happy place, ya'll. Wife Whisperer is already calling it our little piece of paradise. Some of you will have to come and see it for yourselves. Let's have coffee!
I'd love, love, love to hear what you guys think of it...