Happy Birthday To Me & Our New Home.

Are you ready to see what I got for my birthday?

Saltwater pool off family room in back of house.


We made an offer on this home and it was accepted yesterday on my birthday! 

It is a U shaped home with a walled center courtyard and a pool in the back of the house. I
love all the outdoor space and everything is screened to keep out all the Florida bugs.  It was
important to us that dad to be comfortable, the property even has a separate guest house for
him with a bedroom, small kitchen, handicap accessible bath, intercom and it is just a few feet
from the main house.

We were surprised when we pulled up to the house to see it being painted a creamy beige. This
saved us lots of money and no more salmon color!

I’ll be back with more pictures after we meet with the inspector at the home. This time I will
remember my camera.



65 thoughts on “Happy Birthday To Me & Our New Home.”

  1. Congratulations, Sherry and Happy Birthday!! All the very best in health and happiness in your new home, now and always! What a FABULOUS birthday gift for you! Enjoy!!!

    PS: Can't wait to see more pics!!

  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY and CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The house sounds great, the pool is gorgeous and SO glad they were painting:) How wonderful to have the guest house too!!! We finally had settlement on our old house on Friday!!! YIPPEE!!!!!!

  3. That is one great set up!!! Can I ask where about are you in Florida? I need a home like this for my aging MIL. We are getting tired of our frigid winters.

  4. Sherry your new home looks gorgeous!! Congratulations…what a super gift! Can't wait to see more pictures.
    Happy birthday!!!
    XO Barbara

  5. Congratulations!!! I can't wait for more pictures!! How wonderful to have your dad with you and for him to still have some independence.

  6. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Sherry!!! WOW…what an awesome birthday gift! Congrats on the house, I know that you must be so very excited to get it. I will say, I didn't see you keeping that color…lucky that they went with a good color.


  7. Happy Birthday and congrats on your new home-looks delightful! You will enjoy the pool so very much-living in Texas we have one and I will tell you, it makes these hot Summers very pleasant!

  8. Congrat's to you on your new home. I can't wait to see more; we bought a new home in Dec. but won't get to move into it until May or June. It is so fun and I can't wait; I've been packing already, so most of our house is done!
    Have fun as your move draws near.

  9. Congrats on buying your next home! It looks like it will be so nice for you and your family. I love the pool and the guest house you mentioned.

  10. Happy Birthday and congratulations on the new home! It looks fabulous and will be even more wonderful when you bring your style to it. The set up is great for you and your dad.

  11. How wonderful! We just finished building a cottage behind our new house for my mom. We tried very hard to find a house that already had one, but couldn't.

  12. Happy Birthday and a big congratulations on your new home. You will love your salt water pool. It is wonderful when you find the right home and on your special day. It was meant to be.

  13. Happy birthday. And I'm happy that your dad will have the guesthouse great setup. Will be living vicariously as you make the house a beautiful home.

  14. Happy Birthday and congrats!!!…Our last home in Florida was a "U" shaped house that wrapped around the house too…had a little "guest room" that was separated from the house that my hubby used as an office…sounds so much like ours!….Cannot wait to see more and what a beautiful view!

  15. Congratulations and Happy Birthday! I have always thought a U-shaped house would be perfect with the pool in the center. Love the rear yard. Very nice!
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

  16. How absolutely fabulous Sherry, congratulations, I am soooo Jealous :). I can't wait to see what you do with the courtyard, you have so many options there, it will look stunning I am sure.

    Also happy birthday x

  17. Hi Sherry – Happy Birthday and congratulations and so glad you have space for me and my family to move in – that pool looks divine! 🙂 Big hugs, Holly

  18. Cheers for the new house that so nicely has a wonderful little home for your father and all of that screened-in outdoor space, pool and all!!

    Happy Birthday to you, indeed, although it's belated as I write this.

    I look forward to more photos, of course.

    Don't you miss being in Virginia where Monday's 4" of snow lingers in the shady areas and we may have freezing rain tonight and tomorrow? No?!


  19. Now that's a birthday present! Happy Birthday Sherry, I am so thrilled that you finally found a house you love and how perfect that it has a guest house for your Dad! Can't wait to see more!

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