Thursday, June 30, 2016

We Closed!

Last Wednesday we officially closed on our new home!  The whole day-of process went pretty smoothly with a walk-though in the morning followed by the actual closing.  The only hiccup was two-thirds of the way through signing the documents when the attorney went to go "check on something" and came back to tell us that they were still waiting on the Certificate of Occupancy because some piece of paper hadn't reached the water/sewer department in the county yet.  Luckily, after going to lunch to cool off with our realtor, they called us that we were all set and could pick up our keys!  It feels so nice that it's finally OURS.  The lease on our apartment doesn't end for six weeks, so this move will be a slow one.  It is definitely a welcome change from the last move when we had 24 hours to move all of our stuff into our apartment.
As some of you know, we built this home from the ground up.  In February, it was still just a piece of grassy land, and it's been so much fun to watch every stage of the process.  Here are my previous posts all about our house: the announcement, framing, and drywall & interior options.

Last weekend, we had painters come in to add some pizzazz to the boring "builders' white" in every room.  We LOVED color in our old house in Connecticut, so we knew we wanted some of the same down here in SC both inside and out.  Obviously, I've been a bit lazy and have not yet taken photos of the beautiful walls WITH color, but below is a little tour of our house after we got the keys of all the white.
The privacy door and gas lantern reminiscent of historical Charleston are a couple of my favorite features.  The door on the downstairs porch opens to the main hall and dining room.
 The hall leads to the open kitchen and living area.
Our master suite is also downstairs.
Up the stairs is a second living room and three bedrooms. 
The one room we have finished is the upstairs porch on the front of the house.  We know this will be a place we spend a lot of time, so we made it feel cozy with some outdoor furniture and lots of pillows.  The last thing it needs is a couple of hanging plants and some flowers in that vase!
crab pillow ||| 'have a seat' pillow ||| cool stripe pillow ||| medallion pillow ||| wicker conversation set

35 comments:

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

So so so exciting, CONGRATS to you both! And glad everything worked itself out on closing day! Building a new house from the ground up is such a fun process, and don't you love picking everything out down to the fixtures and colors? Beautiful home *cheers* <3
Green Fashionista

Nikki said...

CONGRATULATIONS! SOOOOOO Exciting! Enjoy the ability to move slowly! The house is gorgeous!

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

SO exciting, congratulations!!! Your house is absolutely gorgeous and I love the little Charleston and Connecticut features you brought into it! I'd be living on that porch! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

Julie said...

Yay! Not going to lie, our sellers wanted to close 2 months later and we were okay with that because that meant I could really pack the way I wanted to, etc.

So that one door is just a door to the porch? I thought so but couldn't tell with the angle of the picture. Have fun remembering to lock all the doors, that's my issues nowadays.

LHWinstead said...

Congratulations - your house is beautiful!! I love the color :)

Alexandra Bee Blog said...

How exciting!! I love that porch!

BLovedBoston said...

HUGE congratulations to you both!! Can't wait to see how you decorate it all!! xo, Biana

Brianne said...

Congrats! That's so exciting! The porch would be my favorite spot.

Pleas(e) and Carrots said...

Congrats!! It's so pretty!

Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders said...

Congrats on closing on your house! It's so beautiful, and that's so awesome that you have a long time to move things and get settled. I can't wait to see how it looks all decorated!

Nikki @ makeupHER said...

Congrats girl!! I've seen how hectic and frustrating closing on a new home can be so I'm glad to hear you're went pretty smooth. That porch is amazing and I love the color of your house, so perfect for Charleston!!

The Lowcountry Mama said...

I love it so much congratulations again you guys!!

Emma @ Seeking the South said...

Oh my gosh what a GORGEOUS house! I'm obsessed. Congratulations!

Emma | Seeking the South

Lauren Honeycutt said...

Congratulations!!! Your house is SO beautiful! Also...that crab pillow totally just went on my wedding registry ;)

Erin Phillips said...

Your new home is so gorgeous!!! I am dying over the outside color and your outside is just great, those coastal pillows are so fun!

Erin, Attention to Darling
www.attentiontodarling.com

Jenn said...

Girl! Your house is GORGEOUS!!!! Congratulations!!

Kaitlyn Danielle said...

Wow it's absolutely beautiful! The color and exterior of the house is so cute. Love the design!

Chesson | Magnolia+Main said...

AH! I love your house! It's so cute and I'm dying over here over the old Charleston style front door that you've got. Love, love, love it. I can't wait to see what y'all do with it! & of course, that upstairs patio had to be the first thing decorated. It'll be perfect for afternoon drinks! :) Cannot wait to see more!

kerri @ cheshire kat said...

amazing!!! i just love all of it. that is the cutest color too. i am obsessed with those porches!! ugh give me all the porches :)

xoxo cheshire kat

Kristin said...

Congrats! I love the upstairs porch, and the color.

Lindsay Colvin said...

Just beautiful! Congratulations! Your porch looks dreamy :)

Rebecca Jo said...

Congratulations!! Its so cute! I love the color!!!

Kerry Crystal said...

I absolutely love the color and the deck! Enjoy your new home!

Nichole @ casadecrews.com said...

Ahhh! Congrats - the new house is gorgeous!

Traci@TheHallway said...

It is all so perfect!!!! I can't wait to see you officially moved in and everything done done!! Love it and you are making me miss charleston oh so bad!!

Christine Everyday said...

Congratulations! It's the cutest house...looks so nice!

Emily said...

Congrats on the new home! It's gorgeous and I adore you kitchen...the upstairs porch looks so relaxing and pretty and the whole house just has that Charleston charm. Have fun decorating!

Ericka said...

Congrats!!! It looks beautiful! So nice that you can slowly move in and get things just how you want them without rushing.

Crystal said...

My goodness! That is BEAUTIFUL! Congratulations :)

Macy V said...

Everything is SO cute!! I love that you already have the walls painted and furniture on the porch. Can't wait to see it in person!

Emily at 'a little bit of Emily' said...

How gorgeous is your home?!?! So lovely!

Rachel said...

Congratulations!!! How exciting! I bet you will have a lot of fun getting your new home set up just the way you want it!

coastalkelder.com said...

The inside is gorgeous -- congratulations!

Ryan @apolishedpalate said...

Congrats!! How exciting! Your new home looks beautiful. I can't wait to see how you decorate each room.

Lisa C said...

Congrats!! It's a lovely house!

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