On the 7th of July, we bought the farm and officially became owners of this once beautiful, but presently very needy little property on the top of a hill in Northwest Arkansas. In SO many ways, it is more than we ever dreamed of. The views from every corner are breath-taking! I hope the rolling pasture and foggy “mountain” views never become ordinary.
We bought the farm and got to work
We have never taken on a project of this magnitude before. This property is not for faint hearted and is going to take a lot of hard work to restore. But we bought the farm and got to work! We jumped right in on demo day one and we’ve been going ever since! I’m really proud of what we have accomplished so far. We are presently only a few days from having a working bathroom on site! Our people worked together and busted out walls, ceilings and floors, and gutted the bathrooms and kitchen down to bare concrete. We consider it an enormous victory that we got the horrible dog smell out (six dogs were the previous residents)! And I played general contractor, coordinating the plumber, welder, electrician, HVAC tech, Dust Management to clean out the ventilation system, and a variety of other specialists.
We bought the farm on the hill
We bought the property called a “unicorn property” by several people. Their meaning was that this type of property is actually pretty rare to hit the market. Our realtor said, “you may see a property like this once every ten years.” And the things that make it so are the incredible view of the whole city from right out the back yard, the five-minutes-from-everything location, the acreage + square footage + pool + pipe fencing + gated entrance. Basically, it’s every single thing we prayed for and more, and the only reason it didn’t cost half a million dollars is because the house was disgustingly neglected, overrun by dogs and their excrement, and had some foundation issues. (Whole other post coming on that.) But check out these views.
We bought the farm that needed a lot of work
To say that I cannot wait for the “After” pictures is such an understatement. But I’m slowing down and being present in the wildness of it, enjoying each moment of this crazy adventure!