House Tour

See the progress.

Home plans.

Side view rendering here
You can read about and see our floor plan here.

We broke ground on Easter Monday, 2012

More about digging here and part 2 here

The outside.

My dad did ALL the stonework himself. All of it. More about that here and right here too.

We are really super duper in love with our covered back deck.

The Inside.

My dad also laid every single stone on our gorgeous fireplace. See the progress and the finished product here. 

See more of our kitchen here.

Dining space here. And more dining room goodness right here.

Living room. Complete with a DIY Barn wood coffee table.

See our "pinterest powder room" DIY flea-market dresser to vanity. Here & and update here.

Our master bedroom:

See more of our spa-like  Master Bathroom with walk in shower.

We DIY'd our own walk-in closets. Better and cheaper and cuter than wire shelves. See more here.

See our guest bath here.

We have a handy little loft filled with flea market finds.
More of the catwalk and loft!

Our Mirror gallery wall is growing every time I hit a good sale:

See more of staircase here and the start of our golden mirror gallery wall.

Follow along, more to come in the house tour!


  1. Hey there! I just found your blog today! My hubby and I are also building our dream home in Michigan :-) We broke ground in April this year!! Stop on over and check out our progress. I can't wait to catch up on your blog.

  2. Oh, wow, I just love both your blog and your project! I, too, am in my late twenties and building my first house with my husband. We're in southwestern Wisconsin, though, and both my blog and building project are in their infancy. I will be checking up on your project from time to time!
    If you'd like to check out my project it's

    You've done a great job here.

  3. I just stumbled upon your blog! My husband and I are in our late twenties and building our home as well! I just started blogging about our experience to share with our family and friends, as well as a keepsake for us to look back on when this crazy process is over. We aren't very far with construction yet - have our foundation done, but that's about it. I love your projects and hope to be posting some of our own as our site gets moving. I'll keep checking back to see how your amazing house is coming along.
    If you'd like to check our site out:
    I don't have a lot up yet - only 7 posts, but it's a start!
    Happy house building!

  4. love this blog! i also have a blog about our life in minnesota and our new project--building our first house! if you want to check it out: keep up the posts! this is great!

  5. Nice to see you're all on your way there. Kudos! If there is any problem, you can always get back at the blueprint, and maybe find your solutions on whichever level. Build from that, either with software, or instinct, or sound advice. Sending well wishes to an otherwise remarkable project.

    Yolande @ Co-Construct

  6. Your house is AMAZING! I can't believe your Dad did all the stone himself! So lovely!

  7. Can I ask what color is the main walls throughout? Is it Restrained Gold by SW? Thanks

  8. Your house is beautiful! My hubby and I recently got land and are looking forward to breaking ground. I'm looking forward to reading about your journey. We are in the early stages

    1. thanks for the comment Lauren and good luck to you! It's exciting and scary at the same time :)

  9. Lots of inspiration here! You've done a beautiful job. Glad to find someone blogging through their home build. We are a couple of months into ours. Come visit sometime!

  10. Stunning! You’ve done a wonderful job building this house. It feels like yesterday when you had the groundbreaking, yet here stands your freshly-built gorgeous home. Cheers!

    Oliver Matthews @ Flower & Fendler

  11. Hi there! My husband and I are thinking about building our house as well. My question, how much was everything put together? And what were some unexpected things?


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