|The Front of my NEW HOUSE!|
|My Porch! It needs swept.|
|The East Side Gable Window, Ground Floor|
|The East Alcove Tower|
|My Second Story Porch from the Outside|
|Thank God the zoom on my camera works! East Gable Tower Second Floor|
|East GableTower Second Floor|
|The Attic Outside|
|West Tower and Attic|
Hello. My name is Chelise Anderson. I am 25 years old. I am currently a student at the University of Phoenix. I am studying to become an Environmental Scientist. Recently, my mom bought me a beautiful Painted Lady in Applebarrel, Colorado. I visited the house for the first time today. The outside absolutely took my breath away. Aside from the unfinished roof, the house is beautiful and very Victorian-esque! Once I entered it however, my jaw dropped. It's completely bare! There aren't any fixtures, dry wall, or even a toilet! There's no power or water in the house either. But, as a house warming present, my mom set up a Christmas tree for me. How sweet :).
|My Living room, with fireplace...odd!|
|The Perfect Tree! Thanks Momma!|
|My Living Room through the Window|
|Entering My New Home!|
There's a fire place in the room I designated as the living room. Odd, it's the only thing that is finished in the whole house...? The stairs are a bit intimidating. There's no bannister rail. That needs fixed. There's a doorway to the kitchen under the stairs. I think I'm going to change that A.S.A.P! I want the door at the bottom of the stairs and I want a closet under the stairs. Thank God for Google. I may be able to figure this out. I have a limited budget as I'm a student, so I'm hoping to do all of the work myself.
|Going Up to the Second Floor|
|The door to the second floor porch|
|An odd picture of the wall? The door to the porch is on the left... and on the right is the door to the bathroom.|
|My will-be office/library|
|What will be my bathroom.|
|An off picture of my bathroom.|
|I took this picture before crawling on all fours up these dangerous things...|
The third floor is amazing! The wide room is going to be my bedroom. There's an alcove where I'm going to set up a reading area. I think I may add a lab up here too. That would be neat. The small room I'm not going to worry about finishing. It's going to be my storage room, but I may make it look like an old fashioned attic with the rafters showing, that would look awesome. :) And because I'm doing it on the wall instead of tearing away the existing wall, it won't be cold. Maybe I can use railroad ties cut in half for the look, or maybe old barn wood. Hmm... I'll have to ponder that some more.
|The Bedroom alcove!|
|The bedroom alcove again|
|The doorway to the storage room|
|I took this on the other side of the stairs, isn't that window pretty!|
|The oddly shaped storage room|
Oh...My! There's a hidden room! The tower is a small, odd shaped room! It's cramped quarters. I have no idea what I'm going to do with this room... It's really dark too since there's no windows. More to ponder. :)
|Tower Room Roof|
|Hidden Tower Room|
I hope you will join me for my journey. I'm so excited! I'll have to juggle school and my house for a while, but I think with some serious TLC I can make this my dream home!