The Red Roof House: House Tour

Over 6 years ago, we moved from the suburbs of Denver, Colorado to the small Appalachian town of Boone, North Carolina. Honestly, I came kicking and screaming. We had things pretty well settled in CO, but God had different plans for us. Looking back I am so thankful that He knew better than I. These last 6 years have been tremendous years for our family. The best yet (and we’ve had good years). Hear me though. I’m not talking easy years but rather growth-filled years which is even better. Maybe that growth would not have happened had we not moved. God really does have a good plan for each of us!

All that to say, our time here is coming to a close and we soon will be city-slickers again (Charlotte, NC this time). I’m so excited for Jeff. He was given a great new job. The kids and I are also very excited about the opportunities a big city has to offer.

This beloved red roof house of ours is soon to be sold (interested?), so I thought it a fitting time for a little house tour.


Remember the paint job, the new deck, the fire pit project, the red adirondack chairs? We’ve certainly put our stamp on the outside.


I still love driving up and seeing the red canoe stored on the side of the house. We last took it out on the river for a leisurely mother’s day float down the river. Judah’s first time. We’ve loved living right by the river and have many fond memories of our canoe trips.


The covered portion of the back deck is our favorite hang-out spot in the spring through fall. Before painting and the new deck it looked like this. The new deck and paint sure brighten up this area!


If we were staying, we’d definitely put a new outdoor dining table in the large open area. We eat outside almost every night in the summer.


The living room has changed a ton since we moved in. I don’t know what I like to look at more: the view out the windows, or the custom fireplace surround.


The kitchen recently received a mini make-over. It also has a beautiful view. The custom cabinets that were here when we purchased the home are the nicest I’ve ever been blessed with.


My Dad replaced the top of our kitchen table so that it would seat 8-10 easily. Or fit the mounds of homeschooling books that cover it on the average school day.


Our bedroom hasn’t changed much. It was a blank slate with loads of natural light. My Dad built our bedroom furniture as a wedding gift.


The corner is the perfect spot for my favorite Eames-era armchair and ottomon, the lamp I made in pottery class a couple years ago, and the antique hooked rug I inherited from Grandma.



We updated the bathrooms almost completely with shiny new fixtures and tile.


The view out the master sliding door is quite something.


The boys’ room didn’t need much besides a little paint and a new light fixture.


Our daughter’s room originally had a sliding glass door which made us uncomfortable. Replacing it with a window took some effort (thanks Dad!), but otherwise this room just needed paint.


The hall bath was almost completely updated (we left the tub surround). The bathrooms in this house are small but efficient. I’m somewhat of a small bathroom person. The less stuff in the bathroom, the easier to clean and the cleaner it stays.


Now to the basement. It was unfinished so we had it completely finished with a 4th bedroom, family room, large laundry room, and tons of storage. The bedroom and attached bath make for a great mother-in-law suite. We have also used this room as a playroom.


The bath has another door that connects to the rest of the basement for easy access.


The downstairs family room was our top spot to hang out in the wintertime. Many a movie night was had here! The built-in media cabinet was again my Dad’s handiwork. That door you see off the family room  leads to my sewing/work-room. You don’t want to see it. Crazy-town. I’ll see if I can find a photo of it set up as an office/guest room.


The lower-level has proved to be so functional for our family! The laundry room is large so lots of work and play happened in the basement.


And the natural light makes it feel like we are not in a basement.


Back upstairs. Remember when we did the mudroom? LOVE! No more piles of shoes and coats in the house. It connects the house to the garage. Before we had it, we had to walk outside to get into the house.


It will be sad to leave the most beautiful place we have ever lived. Seriously the land around Boone, NC is a feast for the eyes. I hope the new owners of this home enjoy it as much as we have! We are praying for a smooth selling process. If any of you happen to be looking for a home in Boone, send me a note (see contact us link below).

Expect my blog posts to be sporadic through the summer as we get moved and settled. I hope you enjoyed this little house tour and have a great summer. I look forward to sharing about our next adventure of being city-slickers!