Our New Home in Central Oregon!

Friends, welcome to our new home in central Oregon! If you’re following me on Instagram, you’ve probably already seen our DIY projects to our fixer upper!

Our New Home in Central Oregon

Yes, my family and I have moved to central Oregon, into a mountain home!

You can follow along on Instagram for the updates of our fixer-upper, but for now, I want to show you the before photos, as the house was before we bought it.

Our New Home in Central Oregon

There’s so much history to this cute home, I can just feel it in the walls, in the “bones.”

Our new home in central oregon

I’ll start with the home being built in 1984, and it has never changed hands until now. We are the first to buy it after the owners had it built, with so many fun treasures left inside for us.

Our New Home in Central Oregon

How it goes over here in central Oregon, where we are living, is when a mountain home is sold, usually the belongings stay with the house. Now most of the furniture that you see in the photos, etc. were removed, but there were a few wall hangings, rugs, and most of the kitchen left for us to sort through.

My favorite … Janie’s cookbooks!

Our New Home in Central Oregon

She must have been a French baker, from what I can see. Also a pineapple! A true sign of hospitality!

Our New Home in Central Oregon

I love the silverware.

The bikes were left in the garage, along with many tools, and other fun surprises.

Our New Home in Central Oregon

The entire house is a mix between wood and brick floors.

Fixer Upper

When we pulled up to the home, it was so fun to walk in to our new home and dream about our lives in this new place, and how we would transform the home to make it perfect for our family.

Our New Home in Central Oregon

Perfect for opening up to others, sharing it with the people that we love. (The perfect place to host a dinner, on this deck!)

Perfect for this next season in our lives.

Here are the “before” pictures. Stay tuned for all of the updates!

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Since my husband and I both work from home, we took the “leap” of selling our home in the Rogue Valley, and moved to an area that we love, Central Oregon.

My husband, a writer (he has a new book coming out next month), has always dreamed of a more contemplative lifestyle, a quieter place to write and think and work. He will still fly in and out of the Redmond Airport for his work with The Protectors, but we are very excited to have this quieter season to try new things, after years of raising kids in the city, and Paul coaching soccer (for 18 years). We know there will be adjustments and changes, but we’ve decided to go for it, and always embrace a positive attitude.

Our New Home in Central Oregon

There’s just something about the smell of the forest, the freshness of the mornings and the quietness of the evenings, the sound of the wind blowing the leaves on the aspen trees, the gorgeous river only a few steps away.

Our New Home in Central Oregon!

It’s all new to us. The river so close, so much to do in the outdoors!

A new chapter.

Our New Home in Central Oregon!

A beautiful place to be … where we have felt God has called us.

And now I get to share with you.

I’ll be posting the progress on the house, so stay tuned!

42 comments

  1. Sandy! I LOVE IT! I can’t wait to follow along on your journey and I’m sure you guys are going to have a blast. Sending y’all all the love!

  2. your new home is so lovely and i’ll be looking forward to seeing the updates!

  3. Love Central Oregon!  Headed to Bend in June for a week and a week in Sunriver the end of August.  Our family has spent many summers in Sunriver but eventually school and jobs took over.   Looking forward to getting back over there.  My husband and I were just talking about moving to Central Oregon after his retirement………sigh…

  4. Sandy, how exciting for you all!  I can’t wait to follow along on this one and see what you are doing with this house. My first thought was, I hope she paints it all white inside, but that might not be your family style.  It’s looks so serene and peaceful!!  Happy Summer, my friend!  

  5. Such a beautiful setting!  God bless you as your new adventure begins! 

  6. Looking forward to following you on the new and exciting things that are taking place !!!!

  7. Thanks for sharing. Cannot wait to see all the transformations. It’s a beautiful home with so much character it looks like. I miss Central Oregon. We seriously need to get back there for a vacation soon. 

  8. This is a true Sunriver home in a beautiful setting. So many are second homes that indeed the furnishings go with the house and you might enjoy some of them. You are off on a great adventure and it will be fun to follow as you make it a family home. Best Wishes.

  9. It is GORGEOUS! I can’t wait to see what you do with it!

  10. I lived on Sunriver 15 years ago, and that is one place I have always thought of returning…  looking forward to seeing the updates on this fun adventure! cheers! 

  11. Beautiful setting and great bones as they say.
    Looking forward to what you decide to change.

  12. A gorgeous setting and lovely house! What fun to make it your own! Congratulations on the move!

  13. Sandy this is such a gorgeous setting and such a spacious home!  I can’t wait to see what you do with it to make it your own.  Congratulations!

  14. How exciting! It looks like a great home in a beautiful location. Have fun!

  15. Congrats!! So happy for you guys! xo

  16. I love your new home Sandy! The wood is fabulous!! We are going eagle creat in August- maybe we can stop and say hello:) 

  17. So happy for you !! Nothing can compare with living in the country ,close to Gods creatures and experience the peace and renewing guietness-so good for the soul!! We are in Ontario Canada in a small town that continues to grow out towards us.Will look forward to,following your adventure. God Bless.  

  18. Such a lovely property. You will make it yours and everyone who comes there will be welcome. Looking forward to seeing the adventure. So lucky to have transportable jobs..

  19. Oh, Sandy, it’s so lovely. I hope you and Paul have many beautiful years there, living and modeling a life of tranquility and reflection. God bless you!!

  20. Beautiful House! I am excited to see this next chapter unfold! 

  21. L💚VE

  22. Oh my goodness, it’s incredible, Sandy!! Love the vaulted ceilings, love the openness, love the deck, love the windows and natural light, and absolutely LOVE the breathtaking scenery surrounding you. I feel like this is going to be such a sweet new season for you guys.

    Can’t wait to see how you fix it up and make it your own! :)

  23. How exciting! Can’t wait to follow you on this journey! 

  24. Oh Sandy… I love, love, LOVE it!!! Sooo excited for you guys and this adventure… what a blessing from the Lord! Very proud of you two for hearing His call and taking the leap of faith! I know He will use it in wondrous ways, esp. with your gift of hospitality!
    Can’t wait to see what amazing things you do… all those beautiful open spaces and glass to see God’s creation –“maaahvelous” simply maaahvelous!!! :)

    Blessings! chris

  25. Okay, you lucky bum! I can tell right away that is a Sunriver home and I’m pink (not green) with envy, but oh so excited for you at the same time. That place, just happens to be my very favorite place on earth and my husband and I look forward to someday moving to Central Oregon as well. We’re currently in Molalla and loving the open space of the fields, but the Portland area with it’s close together trees and grey clouds make us claustrophobic. So happy for you! What a beautiful place to start a new adventure. 

  26. SO lovely!! Excited to see the updates!

  27. I am so in love with your new space and this adventure!!!

  28. It’s absolutely gorgeous and I’m so excited that you took that leap of faith.

  29. It is a beautiful home and location.  I look forward to seeing the upgrades.  Peace, joy and love.

  30. Well, you’ve gone and moved to the “other side.” :) What a fun adventure- can’t wait to see what you do with this fun home!

  31. What a fun new adventure! So happy for you.

  32. Hi Sandy – I look forward to following along with your projects and transformation. How fantastic to be in the place you feel God has called you to! So exciting. Congratulations!

  33. Congratulations Sandy and Paul.   A beautiful gift!!

  34. Oh this post gave me chills…seeing it in it’s original state, I can’t wait to see what you do with it! I love it so much and I love the cookbooks & pineapple left behind. I’m beyond excited for you guys, what peaceful surroundings…and Sandy – that DECK!!! 

  35. Congratulations, how exciting – it will be fun to watch along as you make the house your home!!

  36. Love your new home and your positive attitude to just go for it! My husband and I are in the process of whether to stay in our home or move. We raised our kids in the country and now are wanting to try city life! It’s scary but exciting at the same time. Best wishes to you and your family. Looking forward to your updates. 

  37. Sandy,
    I somehow came across your post and clicked on the link about your husband’s work with The Protectors. Imagine my surprise when I saw there was a link on the website for their work in Chattanooga. I looked and saw he came to speak to Silverdale Baptist Academy. Something struck a chord and I also remembered hearing him speak at a Rotary Club luncheon that I catered! So cool! Anyway, I don’t always listen to the speakers, because I am working, but I was able to catch a few minutes of his talk and was encouraged by what he was sharing. It truly is a small world!

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