Here’s our new (second) home! Investment, really. But we’ll have some fun in the meantime! Jameson keeps telling me not to get too attached because it’s an investment (he’s been married to me long enough to know that I was attached before we even made an offer!). We have been looking for a small lakehouse near skiing for a very long time. We looked around CT, in NY, in MA, RI, VT, NJ, everywhere! Thank goodness for patient children who don’t mind crazy last minute car ride adventures out of state!
After multiple offers (and multiple heartbreaks, for me) we are the proud new owners of an A-Frame lakehouse in Antrim, New Hampshire! I guess all things happen (or don’t happen) for a reason. We are about 20 minutes past Keene, NH, and about 30 minutes from Concord. We were originally looking in the Sunapee Lakes Region, but on a 2nd trip to that area, Jameson came across this little A-frame house that he wanted to see on the way up. Thankfully the listing agent let us in with just a few hours notice. I bet she didn’t think we’d be the one to buy her listing! We’re still about 30 minutes from Mt. Sunapee, and we’ve had a blast checking out the restaurants and the three nearby ski mountains over the last month!
Right now, we’re camping out in the living room. We don’t want to bring in beds etc. until the floors are done, and we can’t do that until the painting is done! The kids are having a blast ‘camping’ together on air mattresses, so no worries there.
We bought the house from a sweet elderly man who was ready to move on, away from steep stairs and ongoing projects! And as you can see from the photos, this is a BIG project! It’s in great shape, just needs a little LPT-TLC.
Here are the ‘before’ pics. We’re already on a roll…painting, sanding, pulling up old carpeting etc. And you should know that we’ve already fixed the horrible stove contraption!! Our pretty little 1977 (my birth year, yay!) Vermont Casting stove is now neatly tucked inside the fireplace. And as for the multi-colored brown exterior paint job, Jameson will have that fixed by summertime!
So now we have a vintage little A-Frame for our vintage little camper to visit! And this time, I’ll post some before/after pics as we go.