Video tour 2015

I liked the first video so much when I stumbled on it back in July that we’re back with an update. I’m a little sorry that it is 16 minutes long, but it’s a big space! So kick back and watch me awkwardly talk at the camera.

A few notes:

  • There are two new projects, one big (fireplace) and one small (Aaron has a new desk), that have not hit the blog.
  • 1:50 – Yay Mojo!
  • 4:03 – I don’t know why there is a saw sitting at the bottom of the stairs… whichΒ is literally what I am thinking while Aaron walks down.
  • 6:38 – Hank!
  • 6:46 – Hank jumping in Aaron’s face!
  • 7:08 – Hank playing with a log. He’s a nut.
  • Also, sorry our backyard is a mess. We have extra ipe under the tarp out there and the wood for the fire pit is a mess. Clearly Hank doesn’t mind.’
  • 11:10 – Argh plaster issues! Remember how much time Aaron spent on that?!? Yeah it is already falling down. The only solution is to take it out. So it’s on the list….
  • 13:03 – Aaron pointed out that we just put in a new light bulb in the pole closet, not a whole new fixture.

So what do you think? We hear that floor plans don’t always explain the space, so maybe this helps?

  1. This was such a fun update to enjoy on my Friday morning! I love seeing the space updates and the video does help with understanding how the firehouse is laid out. The fireplace was my favorite addition- really excited to see how the living room looks when you guys are done. I think there’s so much potential there.

    1. I’m so glad!

      The fireplace is a huge upgrade. We are very antsy to keep working on that space. I’ll have a few more posts about the fireplace search and install.

  2. Yay! I love the fun progress videos. I’m sure you’ll be so happy when you stumble upon this in a few years’ time.

    I can’t believe you can have a bedroom that doesn’t have a window. Seems like a dangerous thing, especially for a former firehouse (emergency exits, anyone?). But once you update your downstairs area you might be able to divide the larger upstairs lounge to add back the bedroom you’re missing (if you take it over for a better master closet).

    And how awesome are your new windows?! I can really see things taking shape. Your yard, the studio, the linear feeling of these updates… it’s all so gloriously harmonious. Le sigh.

    Thanks for filming that! xoxo

    1. Yes! I fully expect to look back at this in a few years and be mortified at the state of the living and dining rooms.

      We thought the same thing about that 4th bedroom. Apparently in Missouri, a second floor bedroom doesn’t need a window. It is weird. If we keep it as a bedroom we will probably add one and do something to address the furnace hanging in the room.

      There is plenty of room in the master suite to accommodate a large closet so we would could definitely take that approach.

      Thanks, as always, for your encouraging comments.

  3. Greetings from Detroit!
    Just saw your episode on HH and so glad you guys picked this one! I definitely felt so overwhelmed by all this space but you guys are doing a great job! I got pretty lucky that you happened to update your blog today with this bc I was deadly curious after the show.

    Keep it up! Can’t wait to see more progress.


    1. Ha! Hi Carmen from Detroit! Thanks for stopping by. It sounds like you landed here on the perfect day to see all the updates!
      Those dogs are too cute for their own good πŸ™‚

  4. That was fantastic! Thanks for taking the time to film and edit that. Really helped me to see how all the rooms fit together. Keep up the good work…and the posts that tell us about that work!

    1. Thanks, Katie! I’m so glad it was helpful. Thanks for the encouragement!

  5. It makes a huge difference seeing it in video. I still love those super dark walls in your bedroom. You guys are making this such an awesome place to live!

    1. Thanks, Steph! I’m glad other people enjoy the videos and forgive my awkwardness on camera πŸ™‚

  6. Thanks for the update! Just saw it for the first time and immediately wanted to know what it looked like a few years later. What an endeavor!

    Good luck!

    1. Thanks, Eric! You picked the right day to stop by!

  7. Wow! The rack where you keep all your spirits is so much bigger than I thought in the photos, and even more of an art piece than I realized. Would you ever consider closing in the stairwell to the basement? Its so trippy going in to go back out. What are your plans for the other side of your yard? Are you going to be planting trees and more wildlife? Or are you going to remove that beautiful wall and push it further back for more yard?

    1. Oh! Haha! It is pretty sizable πŸ™‚

      We haven’t considered closing the stairwell to the basement. The ceiling is really tall and it would enclose two windows in the process. It’s a little trippy to walk back out, but you get used to it.

      There aren’t any immediate plans for the extra lot we just bought. We’d potentially like to use it to park the trailer and put in a garden. The garden might happen in the spring (resource and energy dependent).

  8. This has to be the coolest thing I’ve ever seen. I just watched the House Hunters episode today (on Netflix) and wanted to see the updates; so glad I found this video! So happy for the two of you and amazed at what y’all have done with this space. That extra lot for your pups was meant to be!

    1. Thanks Shelbi! We’re happy with how things are coming along. It doesn’t hurt that we have a bunch of cheerleaders out there πŸ˜‰

  9. Greetings,

    Came across your house on Apartment Therapy today and followed the link here. I’m so inspired by your entire house. Your studio/work-space is incredible. Completely fascinated by places that were once non residential properties but now are residential properties. You have a beautiful work in progress home. Love your dogs also! Sending internet high fives lol Can’t wait to see what it’ll look like when its finished πŸ˜‰

    1. Thanks, Jordan! We always love getting internet high fives! Which post did you find us through? I’m always curious and it’s been a bit since we’ve been featured on AT.

      1. I received the link through their weekly email. They did an update to an old post

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