Firehouse for sale

EDIT: We accepted an offer! While it will always be bittersweet to leave this place, we do so in full confidence that the new buyers love it as much as we do. (They sent us a letter. I cried.)

Our firehouse is officially for sale and I am officially a mess.

Even though we made this decision knowing we would have to leave this place behind, something about seeing it done and for sale has me in a glass case of emotion.

Let’s tackle the fact that it’s done first. OMG YOU GUYS THE FIREHOUSE IS DONE! I asked Aaron the other day, “If this wasn’t happening, when do you think we would say ‘The firehouse is done.'” We agreed that it would probably be never. At the very least, it wouldn’t be any time soon. He as been working SOOO hard and those of you who follow the blog closely or know our space in person will instantly recognize the dramatic transformations below. I absolutely owe you (and us) some blog posts detailing the updates along with some before and after pics.

(The photos below are just a few from the listing and cover the space as it sits right now. So if some of them seem familiar, there’s a reason for it. We didn’t materially change the spaces that were basically done: studio, upstairs living room, captain’s bedroom, etc.)



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You made it to the end, and I feel like I’m amongst friends. So can I tell you that this is way harder than I expected? When Aaron texted me the link to the listing I cried. This place is so near and dear to our hearts that it feels like a betrayal to shove it out into the world and say “any takers?” I’m doing my best to embrace the good parts of this change (there are many) and accept that sometimes I just need to feel all the feels about letting the firehouse go. I’m taking solace in the fact that everything about this change has fallen in line, and I believe there is a new family waiting in the wings who will be as excited about the firehouse as we are and will step in take ownership of it.

Like I said above, I’d like to round this journey out by sharing the updates we’ve made. And, after much thought and some input from you, I’m leaning towards keeping this blog going in case you want to come along for the ride of finding our next house and making it our own. I already have a few house hunting stories to share. Per usual, you’ll find me over on Instagram with short, real-time updates. Follow me there and tell everyone you know about the firehouse for sale. Thanks, friends.

  1. I hope it goes to someone who can truly appreciate its uniqueness. Perhaps someone could turn it into a multi room airbnb so that hundreds of others can enjoy it? I can tell this is so hard for you. It turned out so magnificent.

    1. Thanks, Staci! I think the new owners will love it as much as we do!

  2. This must be so hard as it is a true labor of love, but I’ve shared this with a local friend…I hope you get a lot of interest this weekend!

    1. Thank you!

  3. It’s wonderful. You can absolutely feel that it is owned and was worked on by people who expected to live there for the long haul and poured their hearts in. I hope it finds the buyers it deserves who will treasure it as you did.

    I’d love to keep reading about your new space and what you get up to next. Please don’t stop! I read blogs not because they are about a specific space but because of how they are written, and I’ll happily devour whatever you put in front of me in the future 🙂

    1. Thanks, Judith! I really love when people throw out compliments about my writing 🙂 I’ll definitely keep it updated with our California adventure!

  4. Congratulations on your continuing forward progress in life and condolences on the emotional turmoil that this part of the process is causing you. Know that the two of you are leaving a bit of the urban lanscape in better shape than you found it. 🙂

    If you decide to continue to share your housing journey, I too will enjoy following along. Your blog is as much about the creativity and passion of the writing as it is about the subject itself; which is a whole lotta fun too.

    Here’s to your next adventure!

    1. Thanks, Peggy! I’ve been very tardy in replying to comments (it’s like my life is upside down right now!) but when your message came across my email, it totally made my day!

  5. Been following you guys for awhile and I love everything you’ve done with the firehouse. You’ve clearly poured your souls into it and it’s reflected in the unbelievable transformation from beginning to end. I’m kind of disappointed it’s being passed on because I feel like you guys deserve to have it indefinitely and make it even better than it already is, but when opportunities come you’ve gotta take them. Wherever you end up in the future you have a supporter in me.

    1. Thanks, Alex! I really appreciate that. I have full faith the future owners are going to continue to make this space awesome. It will always be sad to leave, but it will be in good hands. I’m so glad people want to continue to follow our journey even if a firehouse isn’t part of it.

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