Friday, October 24, 2008

Hooked on Houses Tour of Homes

This is our house that we are restoring in Eufaula.
And my blog is about the restoration of that house but the photos below are what lead us to buying a home in Eufaula AL
While on a road trip we discovered a wonderful town in Alabama. We fell in love with the town of Eufaula. So much so that we started to look at houses in the town. This is the home that we almost bought.

It was completely renovated.


Highland View. It actually is for sale today.

This lovely home has been totally restored and the grounds are so beautiful.


Stepping into the dining room you will see why this home was one that was chosed to be on the Pilgrimage Tour of Homes.



The pocket doors were stunning. The Antiques were beautiful.


This picture was used in the flyer for the Pilgrimage Tour.



Unfortunatley the picture was dark but still try to see the beauty of this room





This is the rose surrounded pool...ahh I just wanted to jump in.





This is the family room.




This is a strange window that you actually had to raise the window to step out onto a very special porch.



Up the stairs there was a library on the landing.



This is one of three bedrooms.



Another picture of the beautiful stairs.



Nice bathrooms.















Now it is time for a wonderful adventure.

Julia of Hooked on Houseshttp://hookedonhouses.net/

is hosting a wonderful blogland Open House Special.

Are you ready for the tour.

Let me know your favorites.

Have a great day

Becky



30 comments:

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

I'm *swooning* over those pocket doors. Gorgeous! The whole home is lovely. Really like the stairs. And I got a kick out of the window you have to open to step out onto the porch!

Thanks for joining the blog party and taking us on such a fun house tour today! :-)

vintagewindow said...

I just love the grand old houses. Thanks for sharing this one.

Kris

Sharon~heartsongs said...

I can certainly see why you wanted to buy a house in that area.
I hope you have a great weekend!

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Wonderful wonderful wonderful! One beautiful photo after the other. That staircase is amazing!!!

Ms. Tee said...

What a lovely home - and that pool is just amazing! Thank you for the tour and good luck with your b&b! :)

Rue said...

I'm going to have to check out the rest of your blog, because you're living my dream of restoring an old home.

This one is beautiful! The windows you have to lift are so cute and I love all the fireplaces, but the staircase gave me palpitations! LOL

Thank you for the lovely tour :)
rue

Katie @ makingthishome.com said...

Becky, you had me swooning at the thought of saying, "upstairs in the library". I want to tell you that you have done amazing work, but I also know that the truth is that I know that I really have no idea how many hours and DAYS you have invested with exhausting labor. The results look great--thank you for sharing them. It's always a great motivation to keep on with our own house project.
Katie

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Hi Becky...

What a lovely home...I love that "special" porch!! Thanks for the tour.

Stop over and see my tour!

~Blessings,
Jan

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

Oh - those plantation shutters in the bedroom are to die for! What a fun house, we, like everyone else love that entrance to the porch - kids would sure get a kick out of it....as well as the big kids, we'd imagine!!
Karla & Karrie

Heather said...

The staircase was probably my favorite thing about this house, or the pocket doors, or the pool, or the...

Thanks for sharing such a fabulous house!!

Jan and Tom's Place said...

LOL!!!

I'd gladly live in the garage of my tour house!!!

Blessings on your weekend,
Jan

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Wow I love those pocket doors ! The whole house is divine .

My Petite Maison said...

Hi Becky,
The house you almost bought is beautiful - I love the pocket doors, they remind me of my grandparent's house. I have to say, I like your house better. I love all that gingerbread and that porch. Your house is just so sweet looking. If someone told me I could have either one of them right now, I would pick the house you're putting all of that work into - honest. There's something about a house that's been rescued and really loved.
Happy weekend
xo~Tracie

Cori G. said...

Hi Becky,
I haven't been around much, but have been thinking about you a lot! I hope things are going well in your little corner of the world.

I have to say that this house is beautiful, but I would choose your shabby old cottage any day. It has the sweetness of home and so much darling character.

Have a wonderfully blessed weekend.
Any thing fun going on?

xo Cori

Jeanne said...

Becky this post is so interesting. First your home is lovely and I know why you love living there. The house for sale is a wonderful home and is so nicely renovated. I enlarged every photo and the detail is awesome.

Thank you for sharing this home today.

Hugs...Jeanne

KVC said...

I love the staircase....very pretty. Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures. KV

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

First of all, I love your home so much I am practically tripping over my keyboard to type this comment! ;-) I want to know more. (And I will be back to see more!)

I've never heard of Eufaula but now I can't wait to learn more!

- Laura

Kelly D. said...

We past through this town on the way to Florida a few years ago. They were restoring an old victorian gothic style mansion on the main road, it was my favorite house. I swear, this town is one of the coolest towns I've ever seen!

abeachcottage said...

oooh I'm swooning with Julia, I would die for your Victorian house, I love the porch and the cladding

gorgeous house tour, really enjoyed my visit here

oh and my camera is a regular old point and shoot and about 3 yrs old, a Canon, I love it! I've considered buying a new whizzbang one but to be honest I don't think I'd even get the time to read the instruction booklet...

Sarah

springtreeroad said...

gorgeous home! those pocket doors are just about the coolest. thanks for sharing.

just a little bit shabby said...

Hi Becky!
thanks for stopping by my blog. One of the best things about blogging is you can travel the world or lots of gorgeous homes without leaving home. Thanks for the tour.
Sandyt

kari and kijsa said...

How beautiful...love the staircase!

Just stopping by to wish you the happiest of Halloweens!

blessings,

kari & kijsa

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

What a gorgeous place!

M ^..^

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Hi Becky!

Hope all is well! I posted my first "GIVE-AWAY", stop by when you get a sec!
~ Hugs ~ Cynthia

bella shabby said...

Hi Becky , Thanks for visiting my blog - we're kindred spirits in the old house department. My husband is a construction contractor so we have completely remodeled 5 homes , built a new Victorian and are waiting for the market to change to build a Southern style home here in Rainy ol' Oregon. I wish I could buy every old home I see with charactor and give it a redo. Sue

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Becky!

Thank you for another tour of homes! Always so fun to see the pictures and how others decorate! I love your home best! Have a wonderful week!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Joy said...

I just love those blue doors and all the beautiful woodwork and
accents.

CIELO said...

I love old houses; they have so much charm! Thanks for sharing them...


cielo

ابو حزم said...

I invite you to visit my blog



http://elwadelkadm.blogspot.com/

http://abohazmelmasry.maktoobblog.com/

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Thanks so much Becky!

I miss your blogging too!! thanks so much for your sweet comments!!

I might give it a try maybe after the holidays ( a little book ) it sounds like such a neat idea! Kelly's home is stunning and so is yours, you should do one on all your renovations!! We could all start a book club, lol :)

Hope all is well and we get to see some more transformations soon!:) ~ Hugs ~ Cynthia