While we are completely enchanted by the exterior of the lodge, the interior is equally as charming! It’s full of unique features that we absolutely love and appreciate. We’ll refrain from pointing out everything that needs to be fixed/updated/changed for now (that would take too long—plenty more posts to come!) and instead just show you most of the rooms as they were when we bought the place. Just keep in mind—think of the potential!
The front door leads into the dining room, which features a brick floor! The four cut-outs into the kitchen used to be windows from the original lodge…we think. Part of our adventure will be trying to dig into the history of the place! The dining room was added sometime in the 70s, so what was once exterior brick is now inside, creating that rustic charm we so enjoy.
The first floor has a great open layout for the dining room, kitchen, and living room. The exposed beams, which are throughout the first and second floor, might be one of our favorite features, if not our favorite. Please direct your attention to the insanely steep staircase. Reyna actually handles it quite well (for now!).
We both love to cook and be in the kitchen, so we’re excited about the ample counter space! The cabinets also go all the way to the ceiling, so there’s none of that wasted space at the top.
Here’s the view of the living room from the dining room/kitchen side of the house. Easy to see those hunting lodge origins, right?! The first of two fireplaces is in here. You can see the entrance to the great room off to the right.
The great room, which will essentially be our main family room, was also added in the 70s. It boasts a cathedral ceiling and more of those wooden beams. Swoon! (We try to focus on those and look past all the insulation and peeling paint.) Also in the great room is the second fireplace. We cannot wait to sit in this room, cozy up to the fire, and drink some red wine. That’s our motivation to get this house completed! And just a reminder—think of the potential (mostly talking to ourselves here, ha!)
The first bedroom also has angled walls and exposed beams. We really love the window, too—it’s so big and lets in some great light! (Want to know a secret? We discovered hardwood floors beneath the carpet after we closed on the house!)
The second bedroom, which will initially be used as a home office, is definitely a bit small. But it has built-in bookshelves flanking the door that totally make up for its smaller size. TBD on our plans for the original wood paneling.
The master bedroom is…way too big! It is literally (as in literally literally) twice the size of our entire studio in downtown San Francisco. It also has a ridiculously large walk-in closet, which we’re not necessarily complaining about.
We also have a laundry room, storage room, and powder room on the first floor—and promise to share more pictures soon!
Most of these photos are from the listing, so you can see it exactly as we did for the first time!