Thursday, March 29, 2012

A Wilderness Dream Home {Home Tour}

I've mentioned this home in a few previous posts, and I'm so happy to be able to give you a tour today.  Our long-time friends (20+ years!) who we have vacationed with, served in church with, celebrated babies with, and laughed with built their dream home.  They call their spot "The Wilderness" and it much of one that you can have in Oklahoma! They have carved the perfect spot out of the trees for the house, rearranged ponds, and laid out a beautiful homestead ready for lots of family fun.  

This journey began over two years ago-just the building part-they've been planning it for much longer.  They have done most of the work themselves and I'm sure they know where every nail, stud, joint, and wire are located.  

The Kitchen-includes a fabulous variety of countertops and cabinet finishes

Kitchen Ceiling-Wallpaper painted and faux-finished to look like copper

Kitchen eating and sitting area with incredible cathedral ceiling

One of the views out of the kitchen sitting area window

The plans for the house were very well thought out and included so many features that make great sense!  For instance, there is no laundry room, but there is a washer/dryer in the master closet and another upstairs in the kids' space for them to do their own laundry (imagine that!).  There's a water fountain in the garage-one of my children's favorite features!  There's a crushed ice machine.  There's a craft room, full of counter space and cabinet storage with a window to look out of over the desk.  There's a table and sitting area for everyone to gather in the kitchen. Plus so many more things, but those are some of my favorites. 

Family Room with gorgeous soaring barrel ceiling

My friend is a fantastic decorator and did everything herself.  The home is loaded with her personality.  

Dining Room with stacked stone wall

Home Office (do you see the turquoise detail on the chair and the cowhide rug?)

Craft Room-the counter wraps around behind the door with more cabinets

My pictures and descriptions don't do it justice.  We are so happy for you, friends!  Thank you for sharing your incredible home with us (on the blog and in real life!). 


  1. What a beautifully warm and inviting home they've created, the details blew me away! Love their rustic lodge style!

  2. Wow, your friends have a GORGEOUS home!! Stunning, everything!

  3. Stunning! You can tell that every detail has been carefully thought out. I love her sense of style and decor. I can dream for days about having a kitchen like that! :-) It truly is an amazing home...I'm glad they felt comfortable to share with us.


  4. Beautiful! So many wonderful details. Love all the finishes in the kitchen. Thanks for sharing this lovely home with us!

  5. Wow, So many details to take in. Beautiful none the less.

  6. My gosh - the details in this house!! Your friends must be so thrilled with how it came out after all their planning and building. It has so much warmth and personality, and I love the well-thought out rooms and ideas that they put into it. Congratulations to your friends - I hope they have many happy times there. Thanks for sharing this unique and lovely was fun to tour it!


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