Trueman House Project

Renovating my way home

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Much desired storage. Ingenious idea. The staircase in Trueman House is in this exact position, with the hall running beside it like in this picture, leading to the den and a left turn to the kitchen. We will definitely plan to do this. Click photo for link to original source: saifou.com

Much desired storage. Ingenious idea. The staircase in Trueman House is in this exact position, with the hall running beside it like in this picture, leading to the den and a left turn to the kitchen. We will definitely plan to do this. Click photo for link to original source: saifou.com

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Beginnings

Trueman House, built circa 1840, is a modest, one-and-a-half storey farmhouse sitting on 300+ acres of forest and farmland in Nova Scotia. The little house sits back from the road, and is where I will one day call “home”.

Every summer weekend when I was a child we would travel the country road on which this house sits to go to the beach. Its charm caught my eye and imagination even then, and my affinity for the little house has only grown.

When the property became available 30 years later, my husband and I quickly snapped it up even though we live 1200 kms away!  

Both originally from the area, Mike and I are now planning a return to our small town roots to raise our young son.  

This house that I daydreamed about as a child is now making my grown-up dreams come true. While the actual renovations are two to three years away, I excitedly plan every detail of the demo/reno, from layout to tile and paint. It is a new venture for us as we have zero experience in renovating. Let’s see how it all happens.