Monday, April 4, 2016

Home Sweet Home

We have some exciting news to share today, and no, it's not a belated April Fools prank!  We are buying a house in Charleston!  When we moved down here two years ago, we decided to rent since we weren't sure how long we would be here, but after a couple of years, we're just not ready to be done with the South yet.  

So many friends and family, especially those in New England, keep asking us, "SO YOU'RE NEVER COMING BACK?!" Nooooo, South Carolina is still a temporary location, and a few years from now, when we are a bit more family-minded, we can definitely see ourselves heading back up the coast to be closer to family, but in the meantime, there is still so much to explore in this city!  

We are building a house in a community only 3 miles from where we are now.  We love the area, just outside of downtown, and are very happy with this location.  The community has been around for almost 10 years, and so far, all of our new neighbors have only had great things to say about the people, the builders, and the amenities.  
Our house will be a corner lot, on the right side of the photo above.  We won't have a lot of land, but we will be only one house away from a huge, beautiful park.  That's our "SOLD" sign below!
Building a home from scratch was something we never even thought about until we met with our real estate agent and saw a few options in this community.  Seriously, y'all, choosing everything from our cabinets to floors and bathroom fixtures to banister material has been so much fun.  Somehow we agreed on almost everything for the interior, but our biggest and hardest design was exterior color.  It wasn't because we wanted different colors but because we like two colors!  We narrowed it down to "East Bay Townhouse" (on the left below) and "Summers Breeze" (on the right).  We wanted something bright to go along with our Southern home.  Sorry, Clemson friends, we went with the minty blue-green, if only because we thought resale might be a bit easier!
I cannot wait to share updates every so often in this process.  Hopefully, our closing date will be around the first day of summer!  We are so excited for this new adventure!

40 comments:

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

So exciting, CONGRATS to you both! Another reason I love living in the south is the availability of new construction homes, and picking out everything you want. We built our home a few years ago too, and it was such a fun process. Can't wait to see the different stages of your house coming together <3
Green Fashionista

kerri @ cheshire kat said...

oh my GOSH how exciting! also good choice on the color! congrats you two! i cant wait to see it come along!

xoxo cheshire kat

Jenn said...

Congratulations!!!! What an exciting next step! And it's going to be fun to watch it all come together!

Cara (Kindly Unspoken) said...

Congrats! That is such exciting news :)

Chesson {A Southern Twenty-Five} said...

Congratulations! That's so exciting that not only are you planning to stick around Charleston for a little while longer but that you're also building a house! Can't wait to follow along and see all of the house details :)

BLovedBoston said...

Huge congratulations to you guys!! Can't wait to follow along in the process!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

LHWinstead said...

Congratulations!! I love the color you chose for your house- gorgeous!! Can't wait to follow along!

kelsey @ so much life to live said...

Meg, congratulations! This is so exciting! Can't wait to hear about and see the progress! What a fun project to undertake with your husband :)

Jen said...

This is so exciting!!!! :) I am so happy for you guys.

Nikki said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I can not wait to see the finished house! LOVE the color!

Jacquelyn @ The Lowcountry Mama said...

OMG I love that neighborhood how exciting!! 15 minutes from us tpp! Can I pleaseeee help decorate =D

Rebecca Jo said...

Oh wow!! That is the best news! I cant wait to see the process of your home going up & getting decorated!!!

Lauren Scorzafava said...

So exciting!

xx
Lauren Elizabeth
Petite in Pearls

Emily said...

Eeeeeek congrats, Meg!!!! This is so exciting! How about when you two are ready to leave and go back North, Freddie and I will leave TX and just buy the house from you! ;)

Can't wait to see/hear more about everything!

Liz Jo said...

oh my gosh how exciting is this??????? Congratulations!!!! I can't believe you're building your house! Such an exciting adventure to start.
liz @ j for joiner

B @ The Sequin Notebook said...

Wow, congratulations on this exciting step! And I love the blue you selected, it's so pretty!

Just Jess said...

Congratulations! I love the mint color you selected. I can't wait to hear more about your new home! Jess at Just Jess

Alexandra Bee Blog said...

How dreamy! I love the mint color you chose! Can't wait to follow along as you make more progress!

Veronica-VeroSays! said...

Omgosh are you kidding? That's super amazing! So excited for you guys!!!!! Love the mint color!!!! Woooohooooooo!!!!!!

Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders said...

That's such awesome news, congrats! We built our house, and it's such a fun experience! It's also a blast to go back regularly and see the progress on the house, especially once they start adding all the fun stuff, like the counter tops and cabinets. Can't wait to hear all about your journey!

Ashley @ A Cute Angle said...

Your house is going to be so cute! Can't beat palm trees!

Ashley
acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

Emily said...

Congrats!!! It looks like a very cute community. We are also shopping around for new construction homes. Hoping to make a decision in the next week or two. It should be fun picking out all the different things and customizing it to your liking.

The Siberian American said...

Congrats! Looks like such a cute community! I love the mint color you picked-so gorgeous!

Nikki @ makeupHER said...

OMG congrats girl!! Your house is going to be beautiful, that exterior color is so pretty!! Sounds like such a great community you'll be joining which is a big plus. Can't wait to hear more about your new home :)!

Lauren Honeycutt said...

Yayyyyyy!!!! I'm so excited for you!!!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Congratulations! I love the color you chose for the exterior.

Hannah said...

So exciting!!!!!! We still rent and I dream about actually having our own home :)

Julie said...

Yayayay! Is that a small town community, meaning there's businesses, etc in it?

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

Yay! Congratulations-so exciting!

Jen said...

Congrats! I can't wait to see how it turns out. And I LOVE that color!!

Christina Lea Loves said...

Congratulations!! I'm so excited for you guys! Building our house was one of the best and I can't wait to follow along with your process!

julie @ jewelswandering.com said...

That is so exciting!! I would love being able to pick everything out...! Looking forward to following along!

Molly Middleton said...

Charleston is so beautiful and i'm so excited for you!!! Happy to have found your blog :)

Macy V said...

YESSSSSS!!! So excited you finally shared this huge news. I am so excited for you two and I can't wait to come visit. I didn't know you picked the minty color, I am IN LOVE!!!

coastalkelder.com said...

So exciting, congrats!!!

Amy Rae said...

Congratulations! I'm so excited for you guys! I would love to live in Charleston. I've been their once and fell in love with it. I love how it has all of the charm of the South but feels like a city too.

Amy @ http://befilledwithj0y.blogspot.com/

Gillian Ellis said...

I'm so excited for you! And how exciting to think you will be the very first people EVER to live in it!

Lisa C said...

Congrats!!! Can't wait to see the finished house!

Nicole said...

Congrats on your new home! I love owning our own place I only wish we had done it earlier. I hope you have a positive experience!

Amy said...

That color is fabulous!

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