WE SOLD OUR HOUSE!! Ok, I know about 99% of y’all are like, WHAT!!!? Trust me, I get it! I’ve been through about every emotion possible… I had to keep it under wraps until the time was right. Today, I wanted to share with you guys. I’m currently sitting in our great room, looking out the windows at the breathtaking view as I write this…
Let me take you back about 4 years… Luke and I were living in LA, happy as can be. We had started to look for a something in the mountains that would be a second place for us to escape the city life. Cut to us buying our current property with an older home on it. We decided to do a slight remodel, which later turned into taking the home down to the studs, re-designing it and building a brand new modern farmhouse! It took about two years to complete. During the building process we decided we no longer wanted to live in Los Angeles. Once the house was done, we would move to Sun Valley, ID and see how we liked it! Since moving, we’ve LOVE it. So like, why would we sell our house?!!
At the end of 2019 Luke and I started to discuss potentially selling our home at some point in the future to find and/or build another place that has more “kid friendly” spaces. When we built this house we had no kids and honestly didn’t even think that we would live here full time. Well… your perspective definitely changes once you have little ones!! In my mind, there was no rush in selling our place. I was thinking a few years, not NOW!! It’s crazy how things line up in life. What happened next??
In January we had our relator bring a few of his colleagues through our house to tell us what they thought it was worth. Luke was curious but we had no intention of selling our home NOW or putting it on the market! 5 days later, we had THREE offers!! Again, it was NOT on the market. I think the universe was like, this is the time! Luke and I talked for a long time about it, and inevitably we decided to sell. You never know what the future holds, and we already knew we would want to remodel/build another house for our family. We accepted the best offer and yes, that meant leaving EVERYTHING as is – fully furnished including every pillow, blanket and candle. In the end, it is just a home, and I understand this. I know the new owners will love it like we did.
With that said, I have been mourning it for the past 6 weeks. Like, bawling – no joke! I LOVE our place and it’s given me so many gifts. I am forever grateful for the opportunity to learn through building, designing and decorating it. I’ve been able to grow my business, share with y’all, bring my family and friends together as well as live in a place I truly love – Idaho. Most importantly, I brought my son into the world in this home. I tear up just writing this… This house is a symbol of so many joyful experiences in my life. It will always have a special place in my heart.
I now, am excited for what the future holds! So where are we going?? We are staying in Sun Valley, ID and moving into our fixer upper. Thankfully we have another place right down the road. If not, I’d probably be having a full blown melt down trying to move with a newborn!! LOL We will most likely live there for a year or two while we look for another property to remodel and/or build again! For now, I get to decorate and share an entire new house with y’all!! I can’t wait! OH and Luke has a grand idea of traveling through Europe with our babe… So ya, you never know where or what we will be up to in the future! I’m taking it a day at a time and enjoying each moment.
We are moving NEXT WEEK, packing up only our personal belonging and kitchenware. It’s the easiest move I’ve ever done! LOL I’m surprised at how calm I am. As I mentioned above, having a child changes your entire world and perspective on life. I believe this is part of the reason why I’m actually OK with moving. Time for a new adventure with my family!
Thanks to y’all for always being so supportive! Love you guys!
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Good day ma’am,
I hope you are enjoying your new house to the most… just like you enjoyed this one. I have read in a prior comment of yours that you don’t share your house plans, but I was wondering that you sold it now already… would you be willing to share/sell your house plans? Or even share contact of your architect? Thank you so much… hoping to hear back from you..
Hi Noha. I don’t share my plans. Our architect for this home was Donn Boss of Boss Agnew Architects.
OMG! can’t believe you sold. Congrats!
now can you let me /us know what color of interior white was used in this house & what stain color did you use for posts or wood in your home? Thanks!
Hi Grace! Yes – we sold almost a year ago. I answer your questions on this blog post: https://www.sbkliving.com/home/modern-farmhouse-faq/
WOW! I am so happy for you and you’re family. You’re fixer upper is beautiful the way you have it. Can’t wait to see what else you will add to it. I’m so happy you’re staying in Sun Valley. It’s a magical place. The new owners will be so happy with everything you left behind and the that view. Congratulations to all!!!!
Thank you, Alina! We are looking forward to our next home and adventure in SV! xo
Homes hold so many memories, we sold our first home 3 years ago and can I tell you that sometimes the kids and drive by it. So bittersweet and although I know it was the right choice to move I still miss it. Congratulations on your next chapter! I’m sure there are beautiful things on the horizon for your family!! Can’t wait to see where life takes you guys 😊
They do and yes, very bittersweet! This home gave me so many gifts – I’m forever grateful! Thank you for the sweet message! xo
Looking forward to following you on your next adventure! I fell in love with your home & your style. Then loved watching you become a Mom because it truly changes EVERYTHING😊 about who we become. I’ll be sad to see you leave this gorgeous home but trust you will continue to ‘awe’ us with your talent. Best wishes!
Thank you, Rebecca! I’m SO excited for what the future holds! Excited to share with y’all! xoxo
Holy cow! Sounds like it was meant to be! God’s timing! I wish you, Luke, and Ford all the best and so excited to see how you design the fixer upper! And the next one! Congrats!
It sure was!! Excited to share the journey with y’all! xo
Congratulations! So happy for you guys! Can’t wait to see all your stories on decorating with the new fixer upper! 🙂
Thank you, Gaby! Excited to show y’all!! xo
My husband and I sold our first home when I was nine months pregnant with my third son. I was packing, taking care of my newborn and recovering from a cesarean, and a tubal ligation all at the same time. It was awful! We were out of our home when my son was one week old. I had so many emotions as well about leaving our home but it was the best decision we made for our family. Wishing y’all the best!!!!! I can’t wait to see how you design your next home!
You know exactly how I feel!! A lot of emotions! I do know that in the long run, it’s best for our fam! Excited to show you guys what/where we go next! xo
so excited for you and your little family!
So glad you’re staying in sun valley and that little ford gets to grow up in this amazing playground. Xx
We are too! Love it here 🙂 xo
Sooo happy for your family! I wished I had an opportunity to bid ( yes bid ) on your modern farmhouse. I’m sure if you let us who follow you know there definitely would’ve been a bidding war LOL. I’m excited to follow your new adventure!!!! You have an amazing talent I love following daily!
Thank you, Mia! LOL 😉 Can’t wait to share with y’all! xoxo
Congrats! The fixer up will be beautiful place to stay until you find your forever home! It’s going to be so fun to follow along on your journey!
So excited for you Kasey!! What a scary but fun new adventure! I can’t wait to see what your future has in store for you, Luke, and baby Ford!
Home is with each other! ❤️
It is!! So thankful for my family 🙂
I am Bawling! So bitter sweet! You have everything and I believe you continue to grow with change! So happy for your Family and can’t wait to follow your next journey!❤️