I was thrilled and flattered when Debbie emailed, inviting me to include our home in her Home Tour series.
Thank you, Debbie!
Thank you Pat from Back porch Musings for joining me today!
OUR HOME STORY
J and I were married in 1983 and lived together on the family farm for over 20 years. J lived on the farm most of his life from birth (1945), until 2003. His parents, J and his brothers worked on the farm, while working other full time jobs. J likes to say he worked on the farm from the time he could pick up and carry a full 5 gallon bucket. According to J that was when he was around 5 or 6 years old.
When it became apparent the farm would be going on the market, J and I toured homes during several St Louis Homearamas. We also saw lots of display homes, making a wish list.
At first we thought we might build a ranch style home. In the end, we chose to build a story and a half home, with finished basement.
The farm sold during Summer 2003 and construction began immediately. J was 58 and I was 60. We moved in just before Christmas 2003.
As of this post, we are in the process of preparing to sell our home. It was our plan, from the beginning, to sell in 2008 when J retired as a Lineman for Cuivre River Electric Cooperative. One thing led to another and we decided to wait. This past winter J had a health issue, that continues. This caused us to make the decision to sell our home and find something smaller a tad closer to our family.
Hoping the sign goes in the yard soon.
We continue to enjoy our home.
HEARTH ROOM, BREAKFAST ROOM, KITCHEN
There are two guest rooms on the upper level. They share a pass thru bath. A bonus room over the garage is also on the upper level.
GUEST ROOM 1
GUEST ROOM 2
The master bedroom is on the main floor.
At the moment, the room is dressed for Summer.
There are three fireplaces in our home. A gas fireplace in the hearth room and in the lower level family room.
There is a wood burning fireplace on the back porch. The fourth fireplace is faux. We put it together, adding an electric stove a couple of years ago and use it quite a bit on chilly mornings during Winter. Our HVAC thermostat is set between 65 and 70 during winter.
The double bonnet secretary is vintage.
THE BACK PORCH
In March 2007, when I was tossing around ideas for a blog name, I decided to call it Back Porch Musings. Our porch was the inspiration. We are hoping our next home has a porch or deck, either open or screened.
We thoroughly enjoy this outdoor space three seasons of the year. We have been known to build a fire in the fireplace in December for S’mores.
THANK YOU FOR VISITING OUR HOME.
Simply Beautiful Pat!
Thank you for welcoming us!
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