Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Virtual Tour

Seeing the photos the photographer took for the virtual tour made the sale of our home a reality.
There is no turning back now!

I should caption every photo with a personal memory or two.
Like all the Christmas mornings spent in this living room.

Or all the dinners we ate in this room surrounded by family and friends.

The sunroom where we virtually lived!

The kitchen that saw so much activity and was prepared for anything that came its way.





The kitchen dining room saw even more family dinners and most recently, just us two.


Our family room.

The downstairs powder room, tucked under the stairs.
I don't think I ever featured this with its floral paintings.

The laundry room.

A bathroom for overnight guests.


This guest bedroom was where our mothers slept when they came to visit.
Bonnie calls it her room though!


The master bedroom.


Master bath.




Workout room, off the master.
I have no memories here as I never once used any of the equipment!


The upper deck off the master.


This was Alex's bedroom.


This bedroom wore many hats from den to guest bedroom.


This was Aaron's bedroom which became the granddaughter's room when they visit.


The reading room with balcony.


The bathroom that the boys used.
It was the first bathroom I ever remodeled, 15 years ago.


Over the garage is a suite of rooms, an office and two bedrooms.
This was where Ashley lived...






I remodeled the bathroom several years ago.


My favorite "room" is outside under the tent!
Luckily, I can take the tent with us!


Through the arbor...


The hot tub.

So many memories!

This week the kitchen floors are being refinished.
We'll have inspections and then two open houses on Saturday and Sunday.
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50 comments:

Mary Clewley said...

So beautiful, Delores! It will be hard for you to leave it, I'm sure.♡

Gigi Harlan said...

You have a beautiful home and I am sure it will sell quickly. Then I think you will be not only happy but a little bit sad. We are soon to put our tiny home on the market and I am making my husband change out all the door knobs so I can keep all of the old ones my children touched as they grew. Sentimental, that's me!

gme said...

This is quite possibly the most beautiful, perfect home I've ever seen a "real" person live in. I will forever covet that dining room wallpaper!!!!! Plus, if you don't have a spot for your green velvet couch in the new house, I would love to take it off your hands. Just sayin':-)

Pat said...

Absolutely incredible, Delores. Beautiful!

Calypso In The Country said...

You have the most stunning home! So nice to see all the rooms together in one post. Your style is so timeless and classic and I have a feeling your home will be so very quickly! Best of luck to you!
Shelley

Calypso In The Country said...

Ooops - I meant to say that your home will "sell" very quickly!
Shelley

Lori E said...

I have many memories there too yet I have never even been there other than through your blog. It has been a fun trip.

Christine Vandormolen said...

Would love to buy it from you...lol...Beautiful tour and I can't imagine the work that went into it getting it ready for a sale!!! Good luck!!! Christine from Little Brags

carolyn bradford said...

Your home is truly beautiful and now I'm teary as I think of all of the memories one home can hold! I know it will sell right away…thanks for sharing this tour with us!

LauraC said...

If only I had money and lived on the west coast. :)

Maria said...

Your house is perhaps the most beautifully staged home I've ever seen. It's homey but it's refined...blended perfectly. I love it. I think it will sell quickly.

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angie said...

was für ein wunderschönes haus, so tolle bilder!!! ich liebe besonders die grüne küche!!! alles liebe von angie aus deutschland

Marsha Splenderosa said...

Absolutely divine, Delores.
As it knew it would be. It will sell overnight and that's when you will scream. Loved seeing how you live.
xx's

Leslie Harris said...

Oh Delores. I can hear all the warm, sentimental feelings you have about your home as I read this post. We also left our family home in March and relocated to Southern California. We had raised our boys in the home and like you, I had mixed feelings. Excitement for the future, but also years of precious memories stored in each room that had been lovingly decorated. Can I make a suggestion? The best thing we did was take a video around with our boys and we each told stories as we went through the rooms. It was actually surprising to hear what came out of everyone’s mouth and we laughed so much. It ended up being the best way to bring closure to the house and honestly, the one surprise I’ve had now that I’m in our fixer-upper is that I have no regrets. No sadness, no missing any part of the house really, because all those memories came with us. The funny thing is I was worried that I was leaving them behind …inside the home we'd created. And maybe it sounds silly, but moving has reminded me that Home is where the people are. It’s where our family and friends are, and the memories keep coming...wherever we go.
I’m so excited for you. But pace yourself, it’s a bit of a roller coaster.
xo
Leslie

Sarah said...

Delores, I will miss seeing posts from this beautiful home. I've come to love it and though I've not ever been in your home, I feel as if I've made memories there too. You beautiful tablesettings will remain in my mind forever. I can't imagine that this house will be on the market very long. A new family will be making memories here soon, and you will be opening a new book of your own. Exciting times!
Sarah

Helen said...

Your home is astoundingly lovely ~ the lucky family living it's next chapter will be blessed. Best of luck ...
Helen, Bend Oregon

La Table De Nana said...

All I can see is SOLD..Vendu:)
Just perfect.
Monique(former realtor for almost 30 years:) )
Lucky buyers.

Ron said...

What a beautiful home! Cherish all the memories!

SILVIA said...

One of my favorites homes..All the best :)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Delores your home is my all time favorite in blogland!! I know it will sell quickly!! LOVED the tour!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Oh Delores, I know how you feel. We left our home after 29 years, and it was where we raised our kids and had SO many memories. But life goes on and changes. Your home is gorgeouys and it should sell very quickly. I will be thinking of you as you move forward. BTW, can you share the color that is in your master bedroom? I love it!!! XO

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Love your home, Delores.

HOW will yu ever leave that lovely place!?

Not only is your decor and your style simply perfection -- the bare bones and detailing of your home makes such a stunning back drop.

LOVELY in every way at every angle.
Thanks for sharing.... spectacular~
xoxox
A

Jill Cooper said...

How absolutely beautiful. They did a super wonderful job taking pictures! I don't doubt it will sell quickly but I know that must be bittersweet for you. Hugs!

Rosy said...

You have a beautiful home that will make the future owners very happy.

Rosy
AMorhersDaughter.com

Judy said...

truly one of the most magnificant homes i've ever seen...like many others, while i've never been there in person, i've loved following along and feeling "right at home" there...all the way from alabama!

i know it will be bittersweet leaving your home but no doubt you will make your next one just as beautiful as this one...i hope you allow all of us to follow along on your new journey.

AntiqueChase said...

BEAUTIFUL! Somebody is going to be a very excited buyer!

Maria C said...

Your home is absolutely beautiful, Delores! I personally would have staked out that Reading Room and made it exclusively mine! It's perfect! It's always bittersweet making these transitions, and there are always powerful reasons for making changes. You'll make your new home as beautiful and welcoming as your last one, and in the process, you'll make some wonderful new memories!

Carol@6WilsonBlog.com said...

I just highlighted your home on my blog, perhaps it will inspire a buyer! I did it because your home has always been a favorite of mine, and I've loved watching what you have done with it, especially over the Christmases. Good luck with the sale. I hope everything goes your way.

jenchoosesjoy said...

What a beautiful home!!!

Rena Designs said...

Good Lord Woman, you really are a Decorator! Such a lovely home, and the grounds are just as special!

Alison Perkins said...

Delores, your home is just breathtaking. Wishing you all the best in your move.

Mary Ann Pickett said...

Such a lovely home with wonderful memories...I know it is bittersweet.

The Arts by Karena said...

Delores I know that this home is filled with so many memories of happy years. The good thing is that you can take all of those occasions and memories with you!

All the best always,
xoxo
Karena
The Arts by Karena

Sandy Linville said...

Delores, what a beautiful and inviting home !! I know I would hate to leave it; Blessings are you move forward!

Bonnie said...

Oh Delores...I know your home as cozy, beautifully decorated, inviting, friendly, the cook is wonderful and you both know how to entertain and have fun and I love "my bedroom". Of course all of this will follow you to your new home and me too. Best good luck to you and keep looking ahead to another exciting time in your life...in your new home.Hugs to you...cannot wait to come back to your new home! Bonnie

Kathryn Bechen Ink said...

Your home is absolutely stunning and you are one amazing stager and decorator! Best wishes on your home sale.

renay meoli said...

Love your blog. What a beautiful home. I actually cried reading your comments about your home and your family. Best to you on your next chapter!

Nancy Roberts said...

Oh Delores, it is so beautiful. Your readers are going to miss your home as well, but I have not doubt (and I'm sure they don't either) that your next home will be every bit as beautiful, because you will make it so~

Good luck with the open house. Like everyone else, I'm sure it's going to sell fast.

Nancy

Burlap Luxe said...

Although it's beautiful and we have followed your transformations in design and I personally have loved every inch of it, Delores, I am so looking forward to the intriguing beauty you will be creating in your new city home of beauty. I'm thinking I am loving now your new home more. Your new home just feels like a city apartment in Paris :)
I am wondering how you will be decorating it, how much of the old will be changed and how different it will all fill in their new surroundings.

Xx
Dore

Burlap Luxe said...

Darn that spell check....Oooop's ** how different it will all *feel* in itheir new surroundings?

Xoxo
Dore

Becca said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous tour!!! As much as I know you hate to part with your absolutely stunning, spacious home, full of heartfelt memories, isn't it wonderful knowing you can take the memories with you? We just moved, too, and, trust me, I sat on the floor, in the middle of our sons' playroom, and just bawled! Now, we're making new memories in our new house, and I know your family and you will do the same! :)

Rié Moratto said...

A lovely home! What city is it located in California? I can't wait to see the photos your new home. All the best, Rié |Portobello Design Blog

Julia Sweeten said...

Hi Delores! I just LOVE your beautiful house -- seriously swooning here -- and am planning to feature your listing on my blog. (If for some reason you'd rather I didn't, though, let me know.) They did a great job with the virtual tour. Everything looks gorgeous! -Julia @ Hooked on Houses :)

Delores Arabian said...

Hi Julia,
I would be honored if you featured my house. Let me know if you do and the link and I'll share your blog with my local community! Thanks so much! --Delores.

Julia Sweeten said...

Great! I'll plan to feature it next week then. Thanks, Delores! :)

La Dolfina said...

Wow Dolores, you did a fabulous job getting your house ready to sell.
I wish we could all live in a clutter free environment like this!
Great inspiration!!!
Good Luck with everything!

michelle said...

What a beautiful home-I can't wait to see what you do next!

Segreto Finishes said...

Such a beautiful home - It must be very hard to leave! I so look forward to seeing what you do to the new one! Best of luck!!
xo. Leslie
Segreto Finishes

Julia Sweeten said...

Just wanted to let you know my post about your house went up today:

http://hookedonhouses.net/2014/09/22/a-bloggers-beautiful-old-house-for-sale-in-san-mateo/

Thanks for letting me share it with my readers. Wishing you all the best with your move! -Julia :)

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