Farmhouse in the City

Here she is!

This is the house the day we closed. We actually have painted the green door and removed the “designs” in the windows. More on that on another blog!

Preston and I closed on our home on September 20th. It truly felt like the day would never come that we could call her ours.

I want to tell you a little bit about our house hunt because I think that is why we have come to love this house so much (already). When we started listing what was important to us in a house, Preston and I had VERY specific things we were looking for. If this was going to be our forever home, we had to make sure we got everything we wanted. Preston wanted a BIG yard, at least an acre. He also wanted a pool, and really didn’t care where the house was as long as it resided in Madison County. He also wanted a house with some character in a more established area.

I on the other hand, wanted most of those things as well, but I was pretty set on somewhere with a great school system so I was leaning more towards Madison. I certainly wanted a pool, but also knew that it would be tough to find.

We looked at a number of houses, and for a while, it felt like lost cause. I had actually looked at this house back in June but had dismissed it because it was a little higher than what we wanted to spend. One night while I was asleep, Preston came across this house again and was convinced it was ours. I’m pretty sure he even woke me up in the middle of the night to show me.

Feeling optimistic, we went to look at it the next weekend and as soon as we walked in, I nearly cried. I knew it was it. It was everything we had been looking for in a home.

  • It had character
  • It had a .9 acre lot
  • It had a pool
  • It had plenty of room for us to grow into
  • It was in the heart of Madison (but still so close to Huntsville and only 5 minutes from my work)
  • It had a sunroom

Did it need a little work? Sure. But it was nothing we couldn’t handle. We couldn’t wait to get our hands on it and get to work.


That day, we put in an offer and we are so glad we did. We have not been in our house long, but love it more than we ever thought we could. I’m so excited to share with you how we are putting our special touch on this home and I hope you will follow along! Stay tuned!

-Whitney S.