Thursday, February 16, 2017

Cottage for Sale



As most of you know from my last post.  Terry got a new Fire Chief position in a community north of where we live now.  About an hour and half commute.  So we are going to have to sell this cottage and move again.
I hate the idea of moving again but if Terry is happy in this job then I am willing to move again.  We are hoping to find a new cottage in an area just south of the community he works for so it is not too far for me to drive to my daughters for babysitting.  You know my part time job LOL!!

The community he is working for is a Fire District that is a combination of two towns.  North Chicago borders these two towns on almost all sides.  It is almost like a small Island inside of the north side of Chicago.  

It is a very sweet, rich in culture and established  area.  Most people that live there grew up there and their family before them grew up there etc.  They are very loyal to the community in which they live.  This community is family friendly and a safe and secure place to live and you still have the big ole city of Chicago in your backyard.  So a lot of people that work in the city of Chicago love this area to live.

We just need to be a little further south so my driving to my family obligations is not a big commute and Terry is still near the community he will be serving.
 I will be honest,  I have always been a suburban girl.   A city girl not so much!  There are a few quaint towns just south of where Terry will be working.  Hoping we can find something to call home in these areas.

That will bring Terry close to the community he serves and me close to family and friends that are a big part of our lives.

In the meantime Junk Chic Cottage II will be getting ready to go on the market soon.

I thought I would give you a little tour of this cottage we created less than a year ago to be our home.




This house gets tons of light.  That is what I love most about this house.  How bright and open it always feels.


Nice big windows that let lots of light in.  The houses behind us are set back and have a wooded area between so it is very private and I can keep very light sheers on my windows to really let the light in.

The kitchen is an open galley kitchen.  Even with the open shelves there is plenty of lower cabinets and a large pantry for storage.


Mr. Cooper is not for sale with the house!  He is just my little photo bomber!!!!  He thinks because I am in the kitchen, I am not trying to take a picture but I am getting him a treat!!!

Down Stairs is a finished basement that served as our family room and Terry's Fireman Cave.




Two large bedrooms up stairs.  The guest room is a good size I have a king bed in this room.

Large Guest Bathroom.

Large Master Bedroom.

Big windows in the master bedroom for lots of light.


His and Hers Master Bedroom Closets. Such an asset to have your own closet and he has his own!

Large Master Bathroom.




High Ceilings going up stairs with board and batten trim to the staircase and hard wood steps.







Natural light streams in all rooms of this house.
Nice little corner nook for my office area.

Nice open entry way.

This is not all the rooms but it is the majority of Junk Chic Cottage II.   I hope the right buyer will walk in and love this home as much as I have.

Have a wonderful rest of the week.
Hugs,
Kris

54 comments:

  1. Kris, You and Terry have made many great improvements to an already beautiful home....I am sure you will sell. I just hope you can find the perfect distance between Terry's job and your "job" :) I know your job has special meaning too. You are in my thoughts. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  2. I am so happy Terry found the perfect job for him and I know you can make any home perfect too. Good luck with the move.

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  3. Kris, I'm very happy for you and Terry. The fun part will be seeing what you do with the next cottage!!!

    hugs,
    Sissie

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  4. 😀Yeah!!! Things have a way of working out. I know you will sell and find a beautiful home to renovate and play in just right in between of the job and family!
    So happy for the cause of then change though ☺

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  5. You did so much in less than a year! The photos are lovely and Cooper even is color coordinated with your kitchen. If I was looking in your area I would walk in there and say SOLD!

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  6. I missed that post! Congratulations to Terry, how fabulous! I'm excited for you - moving sucks but a whole new project to work on will be so awesome. You've made this house into a special home that another family will adore. I know you'll find the perfect cottage in the perfect place that makes you both very happy. So thrilled for you!! ps are you leaving that fabulous cabinet over the fridge?? xoxoxox

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  7. You are both onto another adventure and Cooper also. I'm sure what ever house you find it will be transformed in your white cottage,
    here's wishing for a quick sale

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  8. It's wonderful that Terry likes his new job. You both have turned this house in such a beautiful home, Kris. I hope you'll find a great place in the desired area. Good luck!!!
    xo Julia

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  9. Wow Kris what a grand adventure you guys are on! You have such a beautiful home and I know Junk Chic Cottage III will be just as fabulous. Prayers to you as you get ready to sell and hunt for your new home! Will be thinking about you.

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  10. I am sorry I missed your last post...I was out of town. Just catching up now. Congrats on the new job! And I know you will find the perfect Junk Chic Cottage 111 !

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  11. You have done a beautiful job with this home and I know you two will work your magic on the new one! Congratulations!

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  12. You had a very beautiful cottage.. I know again you will make such a lovely home.. Again congratulations for Terry's new job...

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  13. I'm sure it'll sell quickly. You've done such a beautiful job on everything. The new owners will be very lucky to have a move in ready home. Hoping you'll find the perfect home that's close to work and family. I know it'll happen for you soon. xoxo

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  14. You know darned well your place is going to sell in a heartbeat. So---get ready to move, sistah. Now the GOOD thing about that move is that you will be CLOSER to me! lol Please move somewhere that is an easy exit off the main drag for me, will ya? I hate driving in Chicago. It is second only to Atlanta for cities I do not like to drive in. lol
    Can't WAIT for your next adventure!!! I am so glad things are finally working out for you --you and Terry deserve it. xo Diana

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  15. It is so beautiful. Whenever I see your home, I just want to paint over all my red. I know it will sell quickly. What a lucky realtor you have...easy sale! ;)

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  16. NOBODY does chippy white as well as you, Kris!! I'm sad you have to leave your sweet cottage after you just got it where you want it....but you will make your next home just as fabulous! xo

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  17. Kris you have lovingly created a beautiful home, that I am sure will sell in a "Chicago" minute!

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  18. Kris, I never tire of seeing your beautiful home. I think it will sell in a heartbeat. Do you have to put all your pretties away for awhile? I always hate that part and can't imagine how anyone could not see themselves and their belongings there!..Happy Thursday..Judy

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  19. Oh my gosh.....what a beautiful home.
    If I were relocating, I would grab this up in a heartbeat!!!!
    Good luck in your move. I'm sure you will be happy!
    diane @ thoughts&shots

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  20. Magazine perfect. Just beautiful. I am sure the right buyer will come along soon. Can't wait to see what you buy and how you decorate it to make it home.

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  21. Your home looks clean and tidy and ready to show! I don't like moving but if it's for a good reason I'm cool with it! I lived in Chicago right down by the Lincoln Park Zoo back in 1978-1979. I was a suburban girl trying to do the big city life. We made it for a couple of years but finally left and came back to Michigan. I need dirt to dig in!! LOL.... Best wishes for an easy sale and transition to the new area.

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  22. I am so thrilled he finally found a new job!! Oh, my moving again!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  23. So excited for you both! I know it's a pain to move, but at least you get to redecorate a whole new space! Love and hugs!!

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  24. Both of you are to be lauded for the beautiful job transforming this space. Love the kitchen - I have a galley kitchen ready to be renovated. I like the idea of no overhead cabinets on the sink side with a built-in fridge. Good luck!

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  25. I hate that you're having to leave such a beautiful cottage *but* with your talent, you'll decorate your new home to reflect your taste and style in no time at all!

    May I make a suggestion? Move to Wrigleyville and I'll visit. Often. ;P
    We love the Cubbies and are hoping to make it to a Cactus League game or two next month.

    Congrats on your hubbie's new job!

    xo,
    RJ

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  26. I am so happy for you both. Sending prayers for a peaceful move and transition. May your new home be everything that you love and a sanctuary for you to finally truly rest in.

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  27. I'm sure it's bittersweet to sell yet another beautifully finished home, but I know you'll find the perfect spot to put down roots, Kris. It's hard to believe what you've done in your home in such a short time! I think it's going to sell quickly with all the custom touches you and your hubby have added. Best of luck in buying and selling!

    Gorgeous photos of your bright sunny home!!!

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  28. Your cottage II is so adorable, Kris! I'm sure it will be hard to leave, but this move will give you a whole new cottage to decorate and hopefully will truly become your forever home! Sending prayers! Cindy xo

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  29. Kris it sounds from your description the new area is lovely and hopefully you will find a home that you fall in love with the moment you walk through the threshold and becomes your forever home. Another place to work your magic in and transform to a jaw dropper of beauty.
    xoxo

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  30. Dearest Kris, you guys fixed this house up so much, and it's now a home waiting for just the right buyers. WOW, that wall treatment up the stairs is fabulous. Well, your cottage is all dressed up and ready to woo someone in, and I hope that you too will find your dream cottage. Wishing you much love and good fortune, my friend!

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  31. I'm very happy for you and your hubby. Thanks for the marvellous tour of your cozy cottage
    Hugs Alessandra

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  32. Good Morning Kris
    I love seeing your sweet home, its so beautiful* I love each and every room. You make everything so cozy! You will sell that sweet home fast, I am sure of it
    good luck on your search for a new home Kris
    Will keep you and Terry in my prayers
    love deezie

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  33. You did such a fabulous job making this house your home. I am sure it will be bittersweet to move but look at it as a new adventure to add your magic to Junk Chic Cottage III. We will all be along for the ride.

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  34. You shouldn't have any trouble selling it. It looks fabulous! I'm excited for your move because we get to watch you transform another cottage! ;)
    Love how bright your pretty home is.
    Hugs,
    Cecilia

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  35. Hi Kris, once again you and Terry have done a great job in painting and decorating you house! I wish you luck in selling your home and finding a nice new one. You both have a lot of work to do but it will be nice to settle down in your new area and home and where your husband has his new job! Good luck to you both.
    Hugs, Julie

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  36. Kris, I really enjoyed this post, as I got a tour of your gorgeous cottage all at once. I can see how it flows, all the natural light, and the beautiful details of the home. The bones of this home are wonderful. Add to that your sense of design, and how you balance your decor so perfectly; how you make every room special and lovely. . .it's breathtaking. I have to say, too, that Terry's man cave actually made me a little emotional. The poster print of the fireman with Mickey Mouse almost made me cry. I don't know why. I think it's just so sweet. I've always had the utmost respect for firefighters. They put their lives on the line every day to protect others. So unselfish. The old fire truck door is the best! Thank you for sharing your home and life with us. I know that Junk Chic Cottage III is going to be amazing. Hugs, Nancy

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  37. Thank you for your heartfelt blog post. I loved your house and am positive you will make whatever home you choose just as beautiful. I am also 58 and I related to your story. Best of luck. I am sure it will turn out great.

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  38. Oh Kris, as happy as I am that your wonderful hubs gets this work opportunity, I am sad because I love your cottage so very much. (Well large home, but we can keep calling it a cottage, haha, right?)

    I am certain it will sell fast - it is an amazing space and has been such a pleasure to visit it and see all the changes come about.

    Sending up a prayer for your both - for job, selling, buying - all good things for the both of you. Hugs. ♥

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  39. Such a transformation from the previous listing photos to how much you've accomplished in just a few short months to beautify this space. I have no doubt your hard word will pay off with a quick sell at your asking price. Wishing you the best of luck finding Cottage III.

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  40. Oh I would love to buy your beautiful little cottage .....if only I didn't live in Australia,will be watching your next journey xoxo

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  41. I know anyone walking into your beautiful cottage will fall in love with it immediately. Praying for you and Terry as you go thru this change. Praying the sale will be quick and you will find the new cottage immediately and begin making it your own.

    Love,
    Judy

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  42. It's been such a whirlwind for you both these last couple of years. Terry losing his job, searching for a new one, moving and now moving again. I'm dizzy just thinking about it! You've handled it all with grace and a positive attitude.

    There's no doubt in my mind that your home will sell quickly, and you'll find something that meets your needs that is just waiting for your special touch.

    XXX

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  43. So beautiful and nice Kris. A new couple will quickly bey it.
    You will get a new nice and beautiful home with your touch and soul.

    Nice day
    Charlotte

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  44. I'm so sad to see you have to leave this JCCII after ALL the work you guys put into it! It is so lovely and beautiful. I hope you will find your next nest that welcomes you with open arms... so glad hubby found a good job and maybe the new community will lend itself to a more cottage feeling. Can hardly wait to see what happens and come along on your next adventure.... although like others said.. moving is such a pain! Hugs to you.. Marilyn

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  45. I'm so happy for you and Terry, Kris! It's tough moving again so soon, but I know you'll enjoy making up your new home just as you did this one. I hope this home sells soon for you!

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  46. Your home is lovely and I hope it sells quickly...maybe coordinate the timing with finding another home. Have you started to check out available real estate yet? Hope you can find something to fit both Terry's commute and yours. Small towns often have charming homes just begging for some fixing up. xoxo

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  47. You have done such an awesome job in such a short time...I know your next home will be as sweet!

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  48. You have put your heart and soul into renovating/remodeling this beautiful home...I am sure that you will sell it quickly and find another cottage for you to make your home. I just have this overwhelming feeling that you will find the cottage of your dreams!
    xoxoxo's ... and love seeing that sweet Cooper!

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  49. This is a beautiful house filled with light and I'm sure you'll find soon someone who will love it. You'll get an other Cottage to love and transform. I get how difficult it must be to change so soon, but next Cottage will also be made into a home.

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  50. Kris,

    With all the hard work you and Terry have done in this cottage, I'm confident that it will sell very quickly. Just one look at your beautiful kitchen should do it!

    Have a lovely week!
    Poppy

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  51. Oh Kris, I know how hard it was for you to give up your other cottage and now that you have this one exactly how you want it you have to look for another cottage. But you and Terry will have it looking terrific. I am so thankful that he has a job. Every thing will work out for you. With all the pretties you have in your home it will sell quickly. Have you found another cottage?

    Have a wonderful week.

    Hugs,
    Mary

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  52. Your house is so gorgeous Kris!! You have made it just beautiful in such a short time. Prayers as you sell this home and find another. I know it will be just as gorgeous!!
    Blessings~

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  53. Hi Kris,
    I feel for you. You have worked so hard to make this your nest. The joy of Terry finding a new position will help in saying good bye. You have done an amazing job. My favorite change up was the kitchen, what you did to the kitchen was just amazing. It is my favorite.
    I do hope you will find a sweet cottage and for the new owners to love this cottage.
    Prayers,
    Carla

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  54. So glad Terry found a job. And you'll find a beautiful new cottage to add your special touches too!

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