Hi! We’re Aaron and Heather. We used to live in a mid century firehouse. That’s not something we ever thought we would say… the “used to” part. In 2014, we bought a foreclosed firehouse with plans to renovate it into our dream “forever home.” And renovate we did… we spent four years customizing the space and chronicling it here.
An amazing job offer in California lured us away because CALIFORNIA! So we sold the firehouse, packed up our two Great Danes (Mojo and Hank) and settled in Southern California. Specifically in Camarillo. Specifically specifically in the only other style of home we’ve ever wanted to own: a mid century ranch.
The new house needs some work, because we can’t buy anything that’s totally our style. So we’re at it again in a new space: building out Aaron’s workshop (again), eagerly planning to rip out carpet and planning a massive kitchen reno. We’re also taking time to enjoy everything that California has to offer – everything that made us give up our dream home. I expect some of that will find a place on this blog. Stick around, it should be interesting.
Where our firehouse has been featured:
- HGTV’s House Hunters
- Alive Magazine
- St Louis Magazine
- Apartment Therapy
- Yellow Brick Home
- The Martin Kilcoyne Show on KTRS
- Teacha Talk on 1380 The X
All photos by Stacey Schmitz Photography