In the beginning…

I’ve been promising “before” photos of the cottage for a while now. Let’s start with photos of the little house and the other buildings on our mini-farm. Yes, these photos were taken during a drive-by, with no real thought we’d own the property a couple of weeks later! They’re unedited, so you can get a feel for exactly what we saw on that first day (apologies for the bits of car interior and/or windshield I caught in a few of the shots).

The cottage on the first day we saw her; October 3rd, 2013.The cottage on the first day we saw her; October 3rd, 2013.

View from the driveway looking up the hill toward the rear of the property.

Gorgeous view left of the cottage. Sadly, we don’t own this view — 49.01 acres sold separately from our tract, and this is part of it. Luckily it doesn’t perc, so we’re hopeful it’ll remain this way!

Hay barn (rear) and the white barn -- shop/man cave/husband's dream space.Hay barn (rear) and the white barn — shop/man cave/husband’s dream space.

The “equipment shed”. Does this mean we need equipment???

Garden area behind the cottage, wellhouse and older-than-dirt barn.Garden area behind the cottage, wellhouse and older-than-dirt barn.

Sunroom at the rear of the cottage, with a view of the fireplace’s stone chimney.

Pergola -- makes for a pretty view from what will become the main living area of the cottage.Pergola — makes for a pretty view from what will become the main living area of the cottage.

View from the front of the cottage, complete with the auction sign!

SO much is happening now; next up, lots of “before” and “during” interior photos (demolition, tons and tons of demolition!!!). And coming soon — before and after floor plans!

2 thoughts on “In the beginning…”

  1. What an amazing property, a forever home, hope the demolition doesn’t drive you mad 🙂 we have to live in our cottage while we renovate and Beloved & I are doing all the work ourselves, that way we have more in the budget for little interior luxuries, can’t wait to follow your adventures 😀

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