Happy Friday, friends! I’ve got a brand new Feature Friday for you today and this is a reader’s home. Terry sent me pics of her house and I wanted to feature her, plus I love her story. You can read about Terry and her home below:
We live in my husband, Tim’s home town of Quincy, Illinois on the Mississippi river. It’s a quaint town of about 45,000 and a nice place to bring up a family. We have an interesting story about how we came to own this home. Our town has an October new builder’s showing of homes. Some are for sale, most are not, they are custom builds. This one was for sale and I fell in love but at the time we could not afford it. It was the closest thing to my dream home I could have ever imagined. Many built-in’s, lots of crown moldings, the feel of an old home but brand new and geo-thermal what my husband desired. Fast-forward five years, we were ready to build our dream home but after talking with builders had sticker shock as to what it was going to cost! So my husband said, Why don’t we go drive by your dream home? The closer we got to the house I saw a for sale by owner sign and sure enough it was in that yard. I went up and knocked on the door. I asked the price and it was the same as five years before! Needless to say, 28 days later after selling our home in one day on my own, we were in this home. It’s been 18 years now. I had spent 10 years redoing every room to my taste because that is what I do. Now we’re are getting ready to sell in a few years and downsize for our future. But it’s been a fun ride. I used to have a blog called Forever Decorating. When the grandkids started coming, I quit the blog but can be found on facebook at Forever Decorating.
I hope you enjoyed this new tour from Terry, you can visit her at her Facebook page for more information. She’s done a lovely job with her home and I know she’s enjoyed living there all these years.