Settling In

June 17, 2019

Front entry + hallway 

It’s been a month since we closed on our house, and I’m just now finding the time to sit down to jot some thoughts and share some photos. I’ll write more about our home search/buying process sometime in the near future, but in the meantime, here are some photos of the space as it is today – boxes still unpacked, stuff everywhere – but home nonetheless. It feels so weird (but good!) to be able to say “Look! Here are pictures of our house”.

Upstairs hallway

The house was built in 1930 and is literally right downtown, on a historic street, in Morganton. It is our dream house in every way: bright and airy with tons of natural light, on a gorgeous street with beautiful, historic homes, and within walking distance to restaurants, bars, and grocery stores and all of the quaint charm Morganton has to offer. The previous owners renovated the kitchen and bathrooms with an eye for keeping the historic details intact, and the house has such charm and beauty everywhere.

Master bedroom on the second floor

Upstairs bathroom

Upstairs bathroom looking into guest room. Boob rug by Cold Picnic (via Need Supply).

Among the many things that sold us on the house, the biggest thing was that it was literally move-in ready. It’s a dream, complete with all of the original glass doorknobs, hardwoods everywhere throughout the house, and charm galore. We plan on painting the house over the next few months, changing out fixtures, and doing other small things, but we’re in love with the yesteryear charm of the house and didn’t change a thing when we moved in. We plan to update the electric oven/range in the kitchen to a gas range (we have our eyes on this Lacanche beauty) and redo/reconfigure the cabinets and a few other things in the kitchen. If we’re here for a loooong time, we’ll definitely do some major updates and improvements down the road, but for now, the house is just perfect as is.

Our realtor, Shane Greene of Faith Parker Properties, was so wonderful throughout the entire process, and if you’re buying or selling in WNC, we can’t recommend him highly enough.

Magnetic knife rack by Peg and Awl; copper pour-over kettle by Hario (via East Fork Pottery).

Photo of my paternal grandparents, Irma and Charles (Charlie’s namesake); egg vases by Ani Kasten.

We’re still settling in, unpacking, and getting acquainted with our new neighborhood, but we love it here so far. Stay tuned for updates as we continue to turn this old, beautiful house into our home.

Hanging Noah bells from Meus Shop

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