Friday, September 3, 2010

My Daughters Mountain Home

It seems most men notice the Jeep before they notice the house

Our vacation in British Columbia is always a wonderful time but this year it was extra special.
Our daughter and her husband lived for many years on the lake so we would rent a travel trailer to set up on their site. Finally we bought a 5th wheel and hauled that up there and then a slide in camper.
Last year we stayed in their little antique travel trailer.
But this year was different.
They finally started building a home on land they bought on the side of a mountain above a small town.

Our son in law is a building contractor so last winter on his days off and after work started building their home with my daughters help. 
They did most of the work themselves...with a 2 year old on site every day along with my youngest daughter and her boyfriend. Making matters worse Angie caught her fingers (both hands) in the garage door and broke a couple of them but couldn't take time off as they had deadlines to meet! Poor girl.
By the time we got up there on Aug 13 they were nearly done and only had some finishing work to do mostly outside.

They have done a wonderful job and it is a beautiful home.

I know how much WE Bloggers LOVE houses and decorating so I thought I'd show you a few pictures. They had only been living in the house 4 days before we arrived so they aren't finished decorating.
I hope you enjoy!

Poured and polished concrete counter tops

Our youngest daughter Caity posing...she and her boyfriend from Australia helped when they could.

It is an open floor plan and has windows everywhere bringing in lots of natural light

Angie stained every one of the boards in the ceiling...the color was too dark so she ran them through a planer and re-stained them...with those sore fingers!

We stayed in the 5th wheel next to the house.

I love this door at the side of the house!

Looking across the kitchen island (which is HUGE and the hub of the home) to the veiw across the valley.

The hammock where we spent some wonderful time

The dining room that is wide open to the kitchen. They'll need a larger table one day.

This light fixture is so different. See that little table under the mirror? I told them they can NEVER get rid of it or if they do I WANT IT!

My son in law was very creative with the ceiling on the porch. Poor Angie had to seal every one of the boards before they went up.

Angie Kash Me and Caity enjoying the hammock

Angie making us breakfast while my DH enjoys the morning sun pouring in

The open floor plan and a better idea of how large the island is.
This island is one peice of poured concrete they did themselves with the help of my oldest son and his wife and Caity and her boyfriend.

A view of the side of the house

Their view out the front of the house as the sun sets on the cliffs

It cools off in the evenings there so my son in law lit the fire for us this night.
I can just imagine how beautiful it will be having a roaring fire inside and the beautiful snow falling outside.

I hope you have enjoyed a little tour of their home. My daughter told me the other day that they are nearly done the siding and other fancy work outside on the house so I will post a picture when they're ready.

I hope you are having a nice Friday...and enjoy your weekend!

Maura :)



On the Old Dirt Road said...

The house is just beautiful! The door is the best piece!

Pondside said...

What a beautiful place! Lots of imagination and hard work, I'm sure, and it shows!

Jeanette said...

What a beautiful house! I love all the windows that let in all the natural light!

Finding Pam said...

Your SIL and daughter are so very talented. I love the coffered ceiling and all the different angles in the home. Just everything I would want in a new home. They are so blessed and I love the views too. The fire place is huge and I love the front porch! All those windows! Thanks so much for sharing their dream home. It is just perfect.

Anonymous said...

Hi Maura, I love your daughters new beautiful home!! It's gorgeous.....Kathy

Celestial Charms said...

Oh Maura, this post was so delightful. I love getting a tour of such beautiful homes and their surroundings. Your whole family is so handy and resourceful, a talented bunch! :)
Now that would be my dream home. I love how they kept to their natural surroundings, by bringing the outside in. Everything flows so well, and that kitchen island is magnificent. The firplace is perfect, and I really like the kitchen backsplash. Is that slate pieces, or little tiles...I need new glasses! ;0
Have a fabulous weekend!

hilary@oldhousetruelove said...

WOW! That looks beautiful!

Carole said...

Ok when can I move in???? Gorgeous...worth all the hard work!

John Going Gently said...

very classy!

Sweet Homestead Alabama said...

What a fabulous house! I enjoyed looking at all the shots... and what a view. And, BTW, I love your new banner! I hope you're getting back in the swing of things.

The Chicken Keepers said...

I love your blog! Going to become a follower and add you to my blog roll. Cute mountain home. Did I tell you I love you blog? LOL! :~) Oh, thanks for stopping by the blog and leaving those wonderful comments.

Many Blessings,
The Chicken Keepers

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

This really looks like something out of a magazine, what a stunning home!!!!!

Unknown said...

What a gorgeous home with beautiful views. Congrats to them for all their hard work!

Deborah said...

What a beautiful and creative home! They did a fantastic job on this!! Thanks for sharing..and what a view!!!!
Im sure they've made many memories while building their new exciting!

Deborah xo

Anonymous said...

Hi Maura!
Their home is gorgeous! So much work, but what a beauty - and wonderful stories to tell along with it.
Thank you so much for popping over to visit me at my little blog. And to answer your question - yes, I made a little twig hanger for the fairy dress. It was a fun project! :)

Kath said...

What an inviting family home and the setting looks divine. You have a beautiful family.

May said...

Que maravilla de casa, es una preciosidad, me encanta.
Espero que mejoren pronto esos dedos para poder terminarla.
Debe ser maravilloso despertar y encontrarse con ese paisaje. Felicidades y gracias por compartir este maravilloso proyecto.
Besito, May

Unknown said...

The pix you took mom are wonderful... you made our place look Amazing!! We had a great visit with you. Thank everyone for their beautiful comments about our home. We forget to stop and appreciate this project we have been working on. love you loads!! OXOXOX

Bearly Sane said...

Great photos Maura, the house looks fabulous. Love the open living, but I bet it will need a lot of firewood to keep it warm in winter with those high ceilings. Thanks for sharing them with us.
Warmest Hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane
P.S. Please stop by when you get a chance, I have a great giveaway on offer.

~from my front porch in the mountains~ said...

What beautiful work they do! Just wow! I hope they invite a magazine to come in and do a layout for their publication! It is worthy of that :)

But, so is your farm cottage-my favorite, because it reminds me of our home!

Have a wonderful day, Maura! xo, misha

Blooming Rose Musings said...

I am overwhelmed by the beauty of this home! They did an incredible job. It is absolutely gorgeous. I'm so happy you posted these fabulous pictures. Beautiful!

Staci at Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

I'm just catching up on blogs - what wonderful photos! Wow, they've been very busy their house is wonderful and it looks like you had a great time.


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