House Stalker Home Tour of a High School Friend

Hello!

You all know by now that I love home tours.  I have loved them for years, and don’t expect it to change anytime soon.  And, if you follow my blog, I’m assuming you like them too.  So today, I’m sharing a home tour of one of my good friends, Kristin.  We’ve been friends since our freshman year in high school – we met in biology class, and were also in drill team together. Kristin is a beautiful person inside and out.

Her home is beautiful inside an out as well, and I’m sure you’ll enjoy the tour.  Here is a quick shot of the exterior (we were actually leaving, and I almost forgot to take a photo!).

Once inside, there is a beautiful two-story entry.

To the left is the living room.  I love the wall color, large transom windows, and I think the rug is my favorite.

To the right of the entryway is the formal dining room.

If you head straight back through the entry, you’ll pass a powder room.

Then the kitchen is in the back of the house.

 

Love those pretty glass cabinet doors!

The family room extends off the kitchen area.

Which leads outside to a screened porch.

And then from the porch, you can head out to this gorgeous pool.  It’s like being on vacation.

Back inside, past the kitchen, there is a bright and cheery laundry room.

With loads of storage.

They also have this great bonus space, which was transformed into a study room for the kids.

Back in 2004, Kristin and her husband lost their sweet daughter Noelle, at the age of 4.  She was a healthy child, but a sudden illness took her life almost overnight.  This shadow box is hanging in the study room, with some of her favorite things.  She would have been 15 this week – a freshman in high school – same as my middle son.
Kristin and her husband have honored her memory with a memorial foundation in her name that has done great things.

I love this room!  Then, the door between the desks leads to her husband’s home office.

Complete with more beautiful windows.

As we head downstairs, you’ll find her oldest son’s bedroom.  He was born a month after my oldest, so Kristin and I compare notes on “boy issues” and I feel like we live in a parallel universe sometimes.  Would you believe her son’s grandfather built that bed?  And how about that putting green?  He’s on the varsity golf team, so it gives him a practice area.

Lots of space down here to play and hang out.

Kristin said the ping pong table has been a huge hit and gets lots of use.

There’s a great bar area down here too.  Interesting fact, the bar was made by the same people who made the “Cheers” bar.  There’s a little emblem on it and everything (but my photo of it was too blurry).

As we head upstairs, here is a peek of her daughter’s bedroom.  I love this room so much – the quilt (from TJ Maxx) is my favorite – such great colors.  And again, bed made by grandpa.

They recently redid her bathroom, and are almost finished.  Her daughter Tess picked out the wall color.

Then there is one of her other boys’ rooms – love this room.  So classic (and clean!).

The boys share a huge Jack and Jill bathroom.

And then her other son’s bedroom.  Yes, she has three boys, if you’re trying to keep track.

Then there is the master bedroom.  You may be thinking that it’s not overly large, given the size of the home.

That’s because the previous owners took some space and extended into the master bathroom.

And created this HUGE master closet.

Then they have additional space off the back of the bathroom for even more storage.  I’m so jealous of this space.

This area, specifically.  Oh, the extra linen storage.  

I mentioned Kristin and I were in drill team together.  Here’s a “Where’s Waldo” quiz for you – can you find me in this photo? 😉

Have a great day!

4 Comments

  • Reply
    Simply LKJ
    October 7, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    What a gorgeous home. And such a wonderful way to remember their precious daughter. Oh, and the beds made by grandpa…heirlooms for sure!!

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    Calypso In The Country
    October 7, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Beautiful home! I live for home tours…can never get enough! Love those beds too!
    Shelley

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    Patricia
    October 7, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    Such a beautiful home and so perfectly decorated. That is a wonderful tribute to their daughter – so important for her siblings to see that too….. I would lose a chunk of my bedroom in a minute for that closet ! Love the boys bathroom – GO BUCKS !! O – H …

    • Reply
      Jenny
      October 7, 2015 at 9:58 pm

      I-O! Noelle is a constant throughout their home – never forgotten.

      And yes, I'd take that closet too! Who needs a huge bedroom with all of that amazing storage, right?

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