Four months ago, my husband was transferred from Georgia to Louisiana and we began a new adventure in house hunting. And today we finally signed the paperwork for the loan and the new house.
We purchased a Creole French Acadian house built in 1945 in South Louisiana. I love old houses for several reasons. First of all, they can be history lessons. They show how people used to live with cottage gardens and outdoor kitchens and high ceilings to catch the heat of the day and keep the house cooler.
I find it amusing how the latest trend of Homestead Survivalism is what my Paw Paw Pook did for a living and my Daddy does now in his retirement. And how these older homes were built for this type of lifestyle.
Well the journey begins, after 8 weeks of dealing with a nightmare of problems with the seller and a mountain of paperwork we finally closed on our new house. The home is constructed of cypress and cedar and sits at the end of a quiet street behind a brand new subdivision.
We have a million things planned for the house and will be beginning within the next few weeks because of obligations that we have with family and work. The house is presently a 3 bedroom, bath and a half home with a small cramped, dark kitchen and a large fireplace in a tiny living room. It has a 400 square foot screen porch and a 150 square foot front porch so we can enjoy the outdoors whether ornot the bugs are out. There is room for an art studio and guest room and we have great plans. I am inviting you along with us on this adventure.
We have redecorated several old homes and are excited about this one because we hope this one will be the retirement home. But you know how that works. It is all in God’s hands and we are just along for the ride.
Here is the video of the outside: https://www.dropbox.com/home?preview=VID_20160412_142445875.mp4
Here is the video of the inside: https://www.dropbox.com/home?preview=VID_20160412_145356956.mp4
And if you can’t make the videos work, here is my artist facebook page where I have posted them. Just like the page and then you can watch them. https://www.facebook.com/Stefanie-Huguet-Artist-182098841314/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel
And the adventure begins. See you there.