Crashing My Brother and Sister-in-Law’s New House
Today I want to give you a little glimpse into my brother and sister-in-law’s new “old” house. They just moved in this year and have a lot of plans with the place. I love this charming house as much as they do.
If you missed reading about their last “old” home, then you can catch up by clicking HERE.
|My grandfather’s dueling fraternity chair which is standing in my brother’s office.|
The former nunnery dining hall which is now their dining room has beautiful arched windows and the door you can see in the photo below lead to the chapel which is now their living room:
|Do you recognize the horse fruit bowl that I have on our coffee table? I found another one and brought them one.|
They don’t know that much about the history of the building. They are actually still researching it. All they do know is that it was once owned by a Franciscan nunnery called St. Josefskongregation who dedicated their lives’ work to taking care of people with disabilities. Seven of their nuns were able to live here.
The property had a devastating house fire and the previous owners restored the property lovingly which earned them the above mentioned award from the city.
Here are some of the old photos to show you how bad it was:
I’d love to find out who owned the property before the nuns. I think my brother will write to them to see if they have any more information. I’ll keep you posted.
I hope you enjoyed this little house crash as much as I did.
Hi! Beautiful home! I hope you are enjoying your trip! The chapel ceiling is gorgeous!
Omg! This house came over from fairytales!!!! It is so simple, so airy…Lucky them who live there! Have a wonderful week 🙂
I love this Julia! The home is gorgeous! You’re whole family is full of incredible style!
WOW! it’s huge and gorgeous and i love their style! i am having hausenvy! 😉
So much character. The house is so cool!
Oh My Goodness, this house is so gorgeous. I love all the architectural detail. Amazing.
Whoa. This place is stunning!
Oh my!, Julia this is amazing! I love the restraint they used in the decor that allows the beautiful architecture to stand out!
That’s one of the most beautiful, unique homes I’ve seen in quite some time. All of the architectural details are so gorgeous!
Their home is absolutely beautiful!!!!! Such a neat history, I hope they are able to find out even more! What do you think the second basement area was used for? Maybe that’s where the nuns hid their wine and the first cellar was just a decoy 😉
It’s stunning! I wish homes in the US had this much character. Hope you’re enjoying your time with your brother.
Sehr sehr schon!! German architecture is simply amazing. I hope you’re having a wonderful time.
Amazing taste runs in your family! Such a gorgeous home.
That would just be the coolest house! I see so many things that are similar to your taste…did you help with the decorating? What a lovely home!
Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
I’ve been looking forward to this post ever since you mentioned it at Haven, and it didn’t disappoint! What an amazing space!
Great place! I love how much character and history their home has.
wow. this is a wonderful and truly gorgeous home. love that they didn’t gut the place, it still has beautiful history!
I love peeking into others homes! that dining room ceiling is amazing.
what a beautiful space filled with so much history to call home, love how the previous owners lovely restored the home so much vision!
Your brother and sister’s style is so amazing and fresh and European! so happy you were able to share!
No words! It is absolutely stunning!!!
Angela @ Number Fifty-Three
Oh my gosh, so stunning! That architecture…I’m dying.
Wow, what a home! And that staircase…!
How great to live in a home with such history! And I seriously love the “creepy” basement, too.
Gorgeous detailing and styling! Should be in a magazine!
So cool Julia! I love the history behind it and all the character!
Absolutely stunning! I love everything about their house. It’s such a clean and sophisticated style. Love love love!
I have no words! What an incredible story and a gorgeous home. The architecture and every detail is just mind blowing.