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We have BIG NEWS! We have fallen in love with a new home… eeeek! I was dying to share the news over the weekend but wanted to wait until we had worked out all of the details and were actually under contract. And we are now officially under contract! And it is rather dreamy I must say. In a “needs a makeover but has great bones” kind of way.
Okay so NO, we are not actually “moving”. We have simply found our dream mountain property. If you have been following me on Instagram Stories, you may have followed our house hunting adventures in a North Georgia community over the July 4th weekend. It’s the same community where we owned our former cabin (#projecthayesdreamcabin) as well as our condo flip (#projectscontiridge)! We are rather obsessed and have been for over a decade now. For me, it’s the perfect mix of a getaway that’s not too far from Atlanta, a mountain community that feels a little “fancy” and a quiet retreat where there is tons to do. You know… all of the right juxtapositions. We have been looking on and off for a little while now and had yet to find that gem. That house that checked off all of our “wish list” boxes yet still needed some love.. and paint and cabinets and wallpaper and furniture and tile. You get where I am going. The perfect fixer upper.
Mark and I stay rather busy. Between our two girls and our house projects, our kitchen/bath company and my blog, church events and our love for traveling… we always need just ooooooooone more thing on our plate ;-). But we always like to find that one thing that we love to do together. And for us, it’s fixing up houses. It’s our hobby and our passion and funny enough our stress reliever. We have been going back and forth for a while now trying to figure out what we wanted to do next. Our Historic Wonderland (our personal home) is “almost done” and our new company showroom is also nearing completion so it was time to find that next project. That next investment and place to combine our talents into what we love most. We tossed around the idea of flipping houses again. We chatted about finally launching the design firm I dream of starting one day. We thought and chatted and prayed about pretty much everything. And when we really thought hard about what we actually both LOVE to do, it’s taking a house from start to finish. It’s not just fixing what’s “broken” and painting all of the walls neutral. It’s putting ourselves into a home and making it into something unique.
Confused? Yes, we were too. We basically wanted to flip houses but also furnish them and then keep them all. Yes, we are crazy dreamers. And obviously that is not really possible. So we finally landed on creating rental properties. One for now and maybe more later. We decided to start with finding a mountain house that we have been wanting anyways, fix it up and make it fabulous, and then rent it out. Mark and I love to stalk airbnb for our love of travel and I am always so inspired by their unique rentals. The places that seem so dreamy and magical. So that is our crazy goal. To create the coolest rental ever. Hehe probably not but just something really unique and relaxing and beautiful. A place that we can go and a place that others can go and enjoy too! I will of course be blogging the entire renovation which we have already partially mapped out. We are hoping to have it completed by October and start renting in November. Once we have a firm completion date in mind we will start booking AND will be giving away a weekend getaway to one of YOU as well!
So first, here are some quick details about our new mountain home and some sneak peeks!
Oh and we are naming this one… #ourwildernesswonderland
Our Wilderness Wonderland
- 4 Bedrooms & 2 Bathrooms Plus A Loft
- 2,181 Square Feet
- AMAZING Mountain Views!
XOXO, Brittany Hayes