Tuesday, March 22, 2011

It's official! We're Moving!

Ben and I are moving and I couldn't be more excited!! We're moving from Boston, MA to Saratoga, NY in only a month from now! The idea of moving isn't anything new...we've been planning it for years now. In fact, we bought our house back in 2008 in anticipation of our move. Ben and I moved to Boston 6 years ago after college. I was a farm girl who wanted a little taste of city life and Ben had family here. We planned to stay only 2 or 3 years, but Ben started a post grad program three years ago and since then I've been patiently waiting to get back to my country life, which Ben is very excited about as well.

Our historical house (built by the town doctor in the late 1800's), sits on 2.5 acres just outside of town across from the Hudson River and next door to a quaint apple orchard. I've got visions of chickens, and vegetable and flower gardens. Summer nights spent sipping tea and lemonade on the porch. Winters watching children sled down the hill. Sigh. I can't believe it's starting!

The old Cape Cod style shingles are prevalent here in Boston. The two family Victorian we live in now has the same siding.

This is me back in 2008 when I first walked in. If you were able to zoom in...into my brain...you'd see the elation I felt. :) Although that gold chandelier is going to need some work...

Ben thinks living room. I'm thinking dining room. Decisions decisions. Either way, the windows are huge!

Can you believe it? Two fireplaces?? Well...there's actually a third fireplace on the other side!

This is the inside of the turret on the third floor, where my new studio will be. I'm thinking blue sky, clouds and birds painted on the ceiling...

A view out the screened window is pristine. Sigh...can't wait to move!!

17 comments:

arteriole said...

Congratulations!!! Such a lovely place to fill with memories! Enjoy!

Barbara at Oodles and Oodles said...

Amazing! You'll make it even more beautiful, I'm sure. Welcome to upstate (even if it's several hours from my part of upstate)!

Birds of a Feather said...

Oh Crystal ~ the time has finally come! What a beauty, and I can't wait to see what you do with it. Best wishes to you both! xo

Liz Noonan said...

congratulations!!! i'm very, very, jealous of your new home! ;-)

miss lynn said...

what a wonderful
time for you
both!!! your
house is lovely,
and i can't
wait to watch you
make it home!
xoxoxo

Petite Michelle Louise said...

OH MY GOD! It's heavenly...heavenly i tell you. you must be sooooo excited! when's the big move? hubby and i travel to saratoga most every August. maybe we can meet the next time i am there? Bonne chance mon amie! bonne chance! :)(i hope you still make your way to brimfield!)

just me said...

beautiful home, can't wait to see you studio all fixed up!! just watched your video when you were on martha with the bunnies!! oh what a unexpected ending!!! so so sweet.

Terri Gordon said...

Hello Crystal, Oh how wonderful, congratulations, what a beautiful home, I love it. This is so exciting, thank you for sharing. Best Wishes to you and Ben. Hugs, Terri

Beehive Cottage said...

You are one lucky girl! Hope all your dreams come true in your new home.
Smiles, Debbie

Into Vintage said...

How wonderful and it looks like it's definitely worth the wait. Your studio looks like it will be nothing less than amazing. Congrats on living your dream :-)

k said...

Oh Crystal! It's AMAZING!!!! I am so happy for you and BEn. The MArtha Craft team needs to come up and visit!!! Please!
ox
kristin

Dawn said...

What a beautiful place!
Happy for you.

A Rose Without A Thorn said...

What a beautiful way to start your new life. The house is truly gorgeous with great bones and possibilities. I wish you such joy and happiness fulfilling all of your dreams. I can see the children as I write sledding down the hill in the winter. Truly glorious. Please show us the before and after of each project, then we will feel as if we are travelling along with you, blessings always, Maureen.

Anonymous said...

Csystal: That is awesome and have I mentioned how much I love that house and all the windows..Can't wait to see you more often :)

Lots of love and luck, Benita

Kristine said...

So so happy for you and Ben.
Your home is gorgeous!
Congratulations to you and Ben.
Blessings to you both!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

I can't wait to see you work your magic on this house. Number one the house looks amazing and number two I can't wait to see what you do with it! What a fun step in life to be headed towards....

Sarah Smith said...

Good lord that is gorgeous - absolutely stunning home! Glad to know you are in my neck of the woods now too :)