I'm back with another gorgeous house tour! Janae and I have teamed up to feature a few of the interiors that belong to some special women in our neighborhood. What would you say if I told you this home belongs to the sister from the last home tour? I know, right. Good taste runs in their family!
This is the warm and inviting home of Cindy and Bob Hosmer. It's such a beautiful mix of modern and vintage with nostalgic touches throughout. I about died when I walked into their remodeled kitchen/great room. There's so much space and light! I won't keep you any longer, though. Come on in...
A: Our home is a Colonial Revival house. I have always thought of Colonial Revival as formal but with the addition in the back it seems a bit more casual.
We bought this house almost two years ago. We knew we were going to have to remodel some of the rooms. It seemed overwhelming at the time but I'm so glad we did it. Our family is so blessed to have it. It's perfect for us!
A: This is a hard question considering I don't like to be classified into one category. I just know what I like when I see it. I would say a good mix of modern and old would be my pick. It's easy to do that with this house considering the original house was built in 1939 and the addition was built sometime in the 1950's.
A. My dad's great aunts, whom were very close, lived in this home for 40 years before we purchased it. They were 96 and 98 years old when they passed away. They slept in the same room until they passed away which is very sweet. They lived on Walnut Street here in Springfield, Missouri and lived across the street from my dad and his 9 siblings when he was growing up. The city tore down their beautiful home on Walnut to build John Q. Hammons hotel. Our house is the home they moved into. There is one piece of furniture that was left in our home when we bought it. It is a large bookshelf. We heard that it was original to the aunt's Walnut Street home and the only piece they saved. We were pleased they left it for us.
We remodeled a tiny kitchen in the center of the house into one large master bathroom and a powder room. The bathroom and walk-in closet in the back of the house was remodeled into a large kitchen overlooking the backyard and family room which became a "great room" when we tore out the walls separating the two. We also did a major remodel to the first floor master bedroom, while adding a master bath. The great room and master bedroom needed new flooring. My husband put in all new hard wood floors in both these two rooms. He is incredibly handy! (I can't believe I got this far without mentioning that.) You would grow tired of reading if I told you everything he has done.
A. Our living room/kitchen or great room. It just has a warm feeling to it, plus, we love to dine and entertain in these areas!
A. Again I have to say our kitchen. It was a lot of work. Bob, my husband did a lot of it. He made the concrete countertops, put in the floors and the tile. My husband has a full time job but he enjoys working on the house but finding the time is not always easy, so let's just say, we all had to be very patient!
I will have to mention myself on the DIY question so Bob doesn't get all of the credit. I painted like there was no tomorrow. I am still painting. Who knows how long it will go on.
A. Yes, I think it has. When I was younger I wasn't sure what I liked but now that I've grown up, I know the style I like. However, I am constantly changing things according to my changing taste. I feel more comfortable with my style.
A. Does it have to be “in” the house? Well, I have to admit, I have fantasized quite frequently about an in ground swimming pool. I think that will have to be in the future. For now, we will be focusing on landscaping in the backyard. It's roomy back there, but plain, so we need some landscaping to liven it up a little. Too many projects and not enough time. So common for people who live in old houses. Although, it brings us much joy!
Janae and I loved getting to hang out with Cindy and hearing stories about her great aunts, her upcoming feature in a local magazine, and where that beautiful old map from Missouri came from. The eye candy doesn't stop here, though! Part Two of their beautiful home tour will feature the upstairs bedrooms of three of their four children.
A big thank you to Cindy for sharing their stunning space with us! Your taste is impeccable, lady.
What was your favorite part about their home?