If you're looking for a house that you can tour that is filled with ideas that you can actually use in your own home, than this is the exact house you should visit. Everything in that house, whether it was DIY or not, was very affordable and accessible to anyone. Items (especially furniture) were re-purposed and many of the accessories were purchased at Home Goods, making it affordable and possible for the the average home owner. Some proof.....
Love this painting but a local artist.
Now this is the house to visit if you want to see proof that there are actually people who live like this! The greeter in the entry way (who happened to be dressed in a tux) told us the size of the house is 21,000 square feet. That would be approximately 100 times the size of our home. Ironically, our house actually feels a little too big for us.
Here are a few pictures of the master suite, which was upstairs in the west wing of the home, along with the 2 children's rooms. I am not exaggerating in the slightest when I tell you that the master suite is probably about the size of the main floor of our house.
Don't you just want to climb right in that tub?! Thankfully, the plumbing is not connected yet so my family was spared that particular embarrassing moment.
The house was decorated very tastefully and was actually welcoming. The theater room was especially welcoming and even came with it's own candy counter, which was quite exciting for my girls. And we all loved the school room (that's what we called it) that had a huge map covering one entire wall. Plus it had a cute little table to do homework and some fun bean bag chairs for hours of reading.
And, if you are anything like us, and happen to visit the Honeybucket (port-a-potty) at every other house (if not every house) and you're standing outside waiting for your child to finish, there is a strong possibility that a passing car will stop, roll down the window and comment on how ridiculous you look hanging out by the Honeybucket. And that your white-trash-ness may be documented on the Jay Leno show.
So.....look for us on Jay Leno. We're meant to be famous.
**Note to self: Wear nicer clothes next time....