After roughly ten months of being what I called “casually homeless” after our return to the States from Germany, we finally closed on our home in Huntsville, Alabama last Monday! I didn’t want to share any photos before the ink was dry just in case there was an issue, but today I’m going to share a few photos from the listing.
I’m a little pressed for time today since we received one of our shipments earlier this week (the stuff we put in government storage before we moved to Germany in 2020) and I’m trying to get all of that unpacked and put away before our main shipment arrives next Monday and Tuesday, so I did minimal editing on these photos. Can I even tell you guys how excited I am to be DONE with military moves after this?!
This house is in an area of Huntsville called Blossomwood (isn’t that a pretty name?). It’s close to the downtown area where all the yummy restaurants are, and it’s only a mile or so from the hospital. Since there’s a good chance I’m going to be going back to my nursing career in the future, it’s nice to have work options nearby.
One thing we really love about the lot is that there are mature trees. We looked at a lot of new construction that felt so bare to us–lots of the newer neighborhoods are built in fields and it will take years for the trees to grow up. This house is newly built, but our builder took down an old ranch house and rebuilt on the lot–there’s quite a bit of this happening in this area. I will say that the older homes that are in this neighborhood are all really lovely–people take great care of them and they are all unique.
My husband has been really getting into cooking lately (no complaints here!) and he’s a much better cook than I am. We both love the kitchen and the pantry and are looking forward to entertaining friends.
This is going to sound really strange, but the bathrooms were a big selling point for me, too.
Here’s the powder room–I see a really cute wallpaper in here one day:
And the master bath:
Of course I’ll be sharing a lot more over the next few weeks as we get settled. I do have quite a few plans now that I’m finally able to go into nesting mode. And as we unpack some of the great pieces we bought in Europe, I’m looking forward to seeing how they all fit into our new space.
One last photo…I’m sure it will surprise none of you that one of the very first things I had to do was plant flowers in my urns. I really missed those while they were in storage!
Thanks for stopping by to see our new house!