Well after over a year of the wandering gypsy lifestyle my parent decided to build a new house on land that use to be apart of the farm my dad grew up on. It is right on I35 an hour north of Kansas City. What they did was carve a section out of the field of beans and had a prefabricated Morton metal barn build and then finished out three quarters of it. Of course, they had to deal with all the typical pests that are found in a field and called in a company like https://www.
Now that I have started my off season I am able to come visit and see it for the first time. I so want to leave the doors open, so when my dad yells “do you think we live in a barn” I can answer yes and be done with it!!!
This whole week will be dedicated to showing their new house off, but I want to point out some of the biggest features. As you can see from the first photo, they have a very long driveway and they also got an expert locksmith from nyc locksmith to fix all the locks in the house so is also secure. In fact my dad says it cost almost as much as their entire first house 40 years ago.
The best feature of the house is a common trait in newer homes…the great room (see 2nd photo). They have a wonderful kitchen (I hope to try out some new tasty dishes here) with a giant counter sticking out (of course a benefit my mom did not anticipate is it a great place to write from, work on projects, repair things, and apparently lay down on when putting drops in your ear). The large room is responsible for producing lots of household tasks keeping everyone busy, it also holds the dinning room, living room, and my mom’s office (she is using the desk I refinished in Colorado).
In the third photo you can see my dad’s train room. He is able to display many of his train and date nail collections here and around the ceiling you can see a shelf where he is finally going to get to have a model train going around the room (this has been talked about since my middle brother was tiny).
I am amazed at how well they were able to take the belongings from a 3300 foot house and squeeze them so nicely into only 2000 feet. Of course the one place they upsized is the garage in the forth photo. They went from a two car garage, they had not been able to park into for over three decades, to a five car one. The funny thing is that with my dad’s collection, new tractor & attachments, and his new mower he does not think he will be able to park his truck in the garage. Go figure. 🙂
So what do you think of the place? Why don’t you leave them a comment below? Also come back each day this week to see more of their house with a photo on Mon, Wed, and Fri; another short blog on Tue and Thur; and ending with a video on Sat. Enjoy the week!