Friday, June 11, 2010

House Tour: The Historic House By The Water

We moved.  See our latest house here.

You can find in depth Before + Afters of The Historic House By The Water here:
The Kitchen

You can also see us at Apartment Therapy (
here and here), The Zhush, Live The Home Life, Brooklyn Limestone, Digs Magazine, Bathtastic and elsewhere.

Pictures of each room in one place? Is this some sort of sick joke?

Nope, you're not dreaming.

Don't expect me to do this for all of the places, though, okay? There are still properties that I haven't even mentioned, let alone shared them in posts that include photographs of more than one room at a time. But I will. At some point. Because, honestly, my story wouldn't be complete without including that hideous one bedroom that came to me with a light dusting of rabbit poop and scratchy mauve carpets. And how could you live if I didn't share those details?

In due time.

For now, let's just start with our current pad, shall we?

This is The Historic House By The Water, built in 1929 and located in the San Marco neighborhood of Jacksonville, Florida. It's where Andrew and I currently live and work. Here's a picture of him working.

Not really. His job doesn't involve imitating a butterfly while sweating profusely.

You know, usually.

So why did we move to Jacksonville from Fort Lauderdale?

Well, not long after we fell in love his company offered us the opportunity to relocate.

So two weeks before we got married we began shopping for North Florida real estate. Yes, that's right. TWO WEEKS before tying the knot. There was a lot of Advil involved.

Luckily, we found a place within a few months. We bought it because of this.

And this.

I'd love to tell you that the inside was just as beautiful. But. Well. It wasn't exactly worthy of storing our chocolate milk.

But we're working on it.

So far we've managed to tackle a few spaces. See for yourself.

The Kitchen

The Master Bedroom

The Living Area

The Guest Bedroom

The Office

The Hallway

So that's what we've been up to. Oh, and this.

Check back soon for more.


Leah said...

Thanks so much for commenting on my blog sweetie! I love these pictures of your home. I especially love your office with the birds going up the wall! Well done!

paisley penguin said...

LOVE your porch. Looks like the place is shaping up nicely!

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

FINALLY! I love the ivy on the porch. Shaun ripped all the ivy off our house because the inspector told him it was bad for the brick's mortar. WHO CARES, it looked rad! I still cry about it.

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

It is looking great, I love the pieces of art in the living room, the orange one particularly, would love to see more. And of course, that fireplace!!! I bet you are beyond thrilled every time you look at it and recall what it once was!

Kelly said...

Thanks, everyone. We have a lot of work left!

alison (semi-fab lane) said...

that view is great and i love the ivy on your house!

Kelly said...

Janell, the orange piece is a self portrait from a couple of years ago.

Life in Rehab said...

Wow, the porch alone would have made me write the check. It looks great, Kelly!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Talk about inspiring. You've got me hooked! I've been flipping through posts and I've gasped about 25 times. Love this home, and love what you've done with the fireplace. Our next fixer-upper has a fireplace that I've been thinking of painting (ugly dark brick). I think you just tipped me over the edge.

(DId you share the source of the lamp? I love it.)

Chelsea@ThisFreshFossil said...

Wow, that looks great, Kelly! I LOVE the porch with the ivy - it's classic and absolutely gorgeous. :)


Kelly said...

Thanks, Chelsea!

Brooke&Tyson said...

i love love love your style!!

Kelly said...

Aw, thanks, Brooke!

Tanya @ Dans le Townhouse said...

That kitchen is so sweet! I want!

Margaret said...

Gah! I wish I found this blog when you guys were still in Ft. Lauderdale! My hubs and I are looking to buy a historic home in WPB - if you ever come down this way- I know some killer places to thrift!

The house is gorge, by the way.

(soon to be Rummage Living, but not yet!)

johanna said...

WoW! i just found your blog, and i LOVE your home! it is SPecTaCuLAr!!!! i just love your style. i think your kitchen is my fav.

Rachel Del Grosso said...

Oh god! Your kitchen!!!!! SWOON!