Well, hello! Hope you all had a great weekend! This was the first weekend we were actually home, without guests or real plans and it was just nice to finally breathe and get some nesting done at the primary residence. I will admit, I do miss the new house freshness and appeasing aesthetics out at the river! It really makes our regular home seem like a dump. Ha. Always the last priority. Since we missed it this weekend and also promised to finally put an end to this saga with the reveal of the second half of our Eden East tour- let’s get to lookin’, shall we?
I believe I last left you in the guest bathroom. Moving out of the john, directly across the smidgen of a hallway is our laundry room. We have just enough space in there for a full size washer & dryer, a few cabinets above for storage, and I installed this really interesting, adjustable, accordion-like hook rack from World Market. It has about 20 hooks on it and is perfect for when we come off the boat and have all those wet towels to hang!
Last look at the laundry room. I know, it’s so big, there’s so many angles!!
Leaving the laundry behind, you can either go out to the giiiiiant garage, ahem, boat/RZR castle, or take on the local pool shark(s) back in the great room. This is probably my favorite vantage point within the house:
A couple more angles, you know, just to get the full effect of the space…
There’s a little seating area to chill in when you put your pool stick down. These chairs, nor the table for that matter, were originally planned for this space, but sometimes things just work out in funny ways!:
Just past the wet bar and pool table is our dining space, with tons of light and all the views! We went with an economical as well as fairly narrow dining table from good ol’ Ikea, easily wiped-clean and lightweight chairs from AllModern, and an antique kilim I moved over from our primary home that I originally scored from eBay. There is currently a debate whether or not Steven’s 7-foot mounted MARLIN from Cancun gets to go up on the empty wall. Wish me luck. Here she is in her simpleness (pre-fish) 🙁
I can’t tell you how much peanut butter & jelly and pancake syrup we’ve wiped off of the table and chairs already! It really makes a difference to have smooth textures as well as washable slipcovers when dealing with kiddos- and some sloppy big kiddos…aaand untrained puppies. wink wink.
Off the great room is an 8-foot slider that opens up to our back patio and private little lake. It’s a serene spot to have a glass (or bottle) of wine at sunset, take a kayak out, or play drinking games at 1am when it’s still 90 degrees outside! To really date myself and quote Cribs: It’s where all the magic will happen, for sure.
Since it’s not quite warm-weather season, let’s head back inside. Last part of the house is a combo master wing. We have one bedroom that has direct access to the patio and the secondary on the other side of the Jack-and-Jill style master bathroom. We can choose to share the large bathroom when we’re all together or venture into the guest bath. It’s just nice to have options! Here’s a shot of Bedroom A, off the back patio looking towards the bathroom door:
Through the middle door, you’ll enter the master bath which as said before, connects to Master Bedroom B. We’re still awaiting our glass enclosure on the shower, but showering in there without it is pretty liberating I tell you. Just make sure both doors are locked!
Leaving the master bath, last but not least is master bedroom B, our current landing spot at the end of the night for my other half & I. Like I said, the real magic happens on the patio, but if I can sneak in here to read, work, or watch something other than motocross or Mickey– I’d say it’s pretty magical 😉
And that’s it! (Except for the kid’s bunk room, which I’ll show ya later) I can’t believe the tour’s over! Hope you enjoyed it as much as we enjoyed creating it. Friends and family are welcome any time, and if you want the place to yourself, I’ll be sure to post the link to our rental management company when it’s ready. If you missed Part I of the tour, you can catch up here. Would love to hear your questions and comments– as Steven would say, “Let ‘er rip tater chip!”