Goodbye Parsley Farms {Outside}

After nearly 3 years and many rounds of renovations, Parsley Farms is under contract with her new owner! She has been both a dream and a nightmare for us–as I’m sure most fixer-uppers are. As much as we have loved this house…the quiet, the stars at night, the tropical backyard, the space…

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We are ready for a new, simpler chapter. We are downsizing (by 1000 sq ft!) and moving into town. We are looking forward to less upkeep, less cleaning, less driving.

More life, more time, more simple.

I thought I would say goodbye to Parsley Farms by showing some before and afters because those are fun!

This home was a foreclosure and we found it unfinished. It seemed the original owners had great vision, but weren’t able to see their dreams come to fruition. We fell in love at first sight and were so excited about all the potential we could see.

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original foreclosure listing photo

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choosing paint color

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mid painting/construction

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AFTER

The lot is 1.25 acres, partially treed.

We’ve enjoyed the “wild side” of the property and the campfires we’ve had under the stars.

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AFTER

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AFTER

This is a true “key west” style home, meaning the outside looks like wood siding (although it is concrete because, well, hurricanes) and the roof is metal. This is the type of home we’ve always dreamed of owning!

Although the style is dreamy, it needed A LOT of work outside. All new caulking, gutter/siding/window repair, paint, stucco columns, ceilings, fans…

the front of the house…

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porch BEFORE

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AFTER

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porch BEFORE

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porch AFTER

and the back of the house…

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back patio BEFORE

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back patio BEFORE

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back patio AFTER

pool deck surface, pool equipment repair, new pool heater…

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pool BEFORE

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pool AFTER

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back of the house BEFORE

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back of the house AFTER

landscaping, driveway and gate to complete the fencing.

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driveway BEFORE

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tree trunks and because my kids are cute

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driveway mid-way (tree trunks removed and everything leveled) and because my husband is fun (and cute)

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AFTER

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porch/”flower garden” BEFORE

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we did this part–with my mom’s help!

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porch/gardens AFTER

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front AFTER

Admittedly, we hired most of this work out because it was way out of our expertise and just way too much for us.

We are so pleased with the way it all came out and are excited for the next family to love it like we have!

More to come…

 

All “AFTER” photos by Eric Kovacs

 

 

 

 

 

 

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