Tour of the New House

We are now closed on the new house in Austin, after relocating from Phoenix!  Yay.  Bear with me as these are just taken with my phone.  I snapped them quickly for family.  I doubt I’ll take any new ones with proper lighting and such before move-in day.

Despite the quality, I wanted to show you all because I hate when a blogger talks about buying a new house, but they never show a tour.  Instead I have to wait until he or she gets around to decorating each room.  (There are a couple that I’ve been waiting on for a while now… obviously.)  I like a good old fashioned tour.  Are you like that, too?

So here ya go!  I’m leaving out exterior photos just for safety’s sake.

The first couple of photos are the entry area.  It’s a 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home with an office, game room and media room.  Althought it’s a brand new home, we bought it after it was built, so we didn’t get to choose any of the finishes.

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Coffered ceiling in the dining room.

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The kitchen.  I love the large stove top and pot filler.  The backsplash is nice, too.

There is a large pantry that is not pictured.  I will be changing out those pendant lights.

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The wooden beams are in the office.  Wood floors are throughout the main areas except the kitchen.  The fireplace in the family room is angled which is a challenge for furniture placement, but I had no choice.  At least it’s not a bad fireplace.

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First photo is the master.  Second is master bath.  All baths have framed mirrors and granite countertops.  Desk at the top of the stairs.

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Next photo below – lots of niches.  I’m not a huge fan of the niches.  But, I do like that they have a sill on them.  The next is the media room.

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In the first pic on the following row, do you see that angled ceiling above the windows?  That is the game room.  That is going to be a challenge with curtains!  I’m open to links and suggestions.  And, last, a hint of the backyard.

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Hope you enjoyed the tour!   Whatcha think?  We are set to move this weekend!  Do you also hate it when bloggers never show the tour?



  1. It looks beautiful!!! I love the ceilings. Congrats and I can’t wait to see how you decorate it.

  2. Whoa, gorgeous!! I love the kitchen, it’s huge! Those wood beams in the office are fab!

  3. Kristy! It’s gorgeous! I love all the hardwoods and the beams in the office are gorgeous. Cant wait to see it all prett-ied up.

  4. That’s a mighty fine house you have purchased!! Can’t wait to see you work your decorating magic on it!

  5. I definitely can’t stand when people wait to show pictures! I love seeing it all come together! Great house!

  6. Your new home is gorgeous. How exciting! I’ll bet you can’t sleep at night…your mind is busy designing, decorating, and scheming! haha I say that because husbands have a hard time understanding why a piece of furniture bought 5 years ago just doesn’t cut it anymore :) Can’t wait to see things progress…I love your blog Kristi.

  7. Kathy Schikevitz

    Thanks for the tour! Looks like you and your hubby did a wonderful job selecting your new home. I can’t wait to see you make it your own. I really like the lighter feel and the hint of your new look.

  8. Oh it’s bEAUTIFUL! I can’t wait to see what you are going to do with all these rooms! Between CL & Pinterest I think you are going to be busy making this house rocking awesome! Thanks for the tour, I thought the pics were really great from your phone. Have fun moving in this weekend.

  9. Thanks for the tour! Yes, I also get annoyed when they don’t show the house. Before pics are the best anyway! :)

    Can’t wait to see what you do with it!


  10. What a beautiful blank canvas! There are so many great features (ceilings!) and I can’t wait to see how you work your magic with them. I agree, I’d much rather see the process with new houses until waiting until the room is “finished!”

  11. Oh my gosh Kristy, it’s ah-mazing!!! I’m so in love with those coffered ceilings!

  12. Oooh nice!!!!! LOVE the house!! I am a big fan of your new entry area. It’s really lovely!!! Good luck moving in!!!

  13. Love it! You are going to have so much fun decorating! I totally agree with you… I love getting the full tour.

  14. Wow, totally amazing, you must be so excited! I look forward to seeing what you do with all of the rooms :-)

  15. WOW! You’re new house is GORGEOUS! I absolutely love it! Btw, I’ll be attempting to paint a wingback chair this weekend. Any suggestions?

  16. Very beautiful house. I know what you mean about the corner fireplace. I’m still trying to figure out how to angle all my furniture in the family room.

  17. OMG – beautiful!!! Congratulations!!!! I can’t wait to see what you do with each room

  18. Gorgeous house; I’m so jealous!! LOVE the wood beams, coffered ceiling and the iron work on the stair railing. We have an angled fireplace as well which I love so we can sit next to it and still watch TV! We have the sofa facing the TV, and a bench in front of the fireplace. You could do two chairs to the right of the sofa facing the TV too. I’ll keep my eye out for that tricky game room dilema. Thanks for the tour!

  19. congrats! it looks incredible!

  20. YES! Huge pet peeve when bloggers buy a house but you never get to see it! However – THIS house is STUNNING! And I know it’ll be even more beautiful once you put your stamp on it. Congratulations!

  21. What a great house! I especially love the ceiling in the dining room & office! Congrats!

  22. Wow, looking forward to seeing what you plan with this place. No wonder you sold most of your furniture. Congratulations. Ann

  23. What a beautiful house!! I can’t wait to see how you turn it into your “home”!

  24. Hey Kristy,
    Thank you for sharing your new home with us. I really appreciate getting to see it before you move everything in. It is so gorgeous. Are you scheduling visits from fellow bloggers yet?? just kidding! We are building a home so I will try to remember to take photos to share along the way. Thanks for the reminder about that!
    You are going to have so much fun with this amazing home! Enjoy!!!!

  25. It’s beautiful…can’t wait to see it all decorated!

  26. Congrats on the beautiful new home. Can’t wait to see how it’ll turn out.

  27. It looks beautiful, Kristy! I’m so excited for you. Yes, I hate it when bloggers keep you in the dark until everything is perfect. I know I could hardly wait to get in & take pics of everything & every room before any of the furniture arrived. Those photos are great in the “before & after” when I get around to decorating each room. Can’t wait to see it all come together.

  28. Annette {One Perfect Room}

    The new house is beautiful! Congratulations!!!

  29. I love it! What a fabulous house. You have a clean slate to work with and I can’t wait to see what you do with it. Thanks for the tour.

  30. Looks beautiful! Can’t wait to see how it progresses!

  31. Thanks for the tour!! It will be so fun to see what you do with it!

  32. Gorgeous home! I’m sure you’ll do amazing things with all of that space. My husband and I are trying to plan a trip to Austin in May to visit our good friend that moved there last September.

  33. Beautiful home!! Congrats :)

  34. Its to DIE for! OMGEEE! Ok Im moving to Austin:0)))

  35. Love the idea of a pre move-in tour, but I can related to those who take/post them as I can rarely muster up the inspiration to photograph my “before” spaces. Love the rich details in your new home! Congratulations.

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