• adi82

    They obviously got the house or she wouldn’t be posting pictures of it! Right? And I think the reason she’s been away from the computer for a while (and having guest posts) was because they were in the process of moving. In fact, I would guess that’s their laptop sitting on the kitchen counter.

    Soooo….congrats Armstrongs!! Gorgeous home. Can’t wait to see more pictures and hear the rest of the story of how it came to be yours:)

  • lusses naturae

    waiting! baited breath! all that. please tell us what happens next…

  • territorial

    Gorgeous home Heather!!!!

  • Absent Minded Housewife

    My gay sister and partner bought a house in Utah County. As you can imagine, house shopping was an interesting experience for them. You can’t exactly pass each other off as roommates anymore.

    Anyhow all the choices were pretty much Celestial Chic so they went with the house in a neighborhood of hermits. Even with that going for them there was “Families are Forever” stencilled across the family room wall.

    They hung pictures of themselves partying with their red cups all around it. It’s excellent.

  • Enatural7

    I really hate ‘To Be Continued’. Hate.

  • BeanMa


  • mrs_k

    Okay, so I know this is all “wahhh wahhh first world problem” of me, and I know you deserve an enjoyable holiday weekend with your family… but waiting for part 3 is kind of killing me a little bit. Just sayin. You are a master of le cliffhanger.

    Hope you guys are, in fact, having a great holiday weekend :)

  • bobbie

    My husband wants us to move to SLC after he “retires” from the military. You’re not giving me warm fuzzies on the availability of houses there – especially when you’re buying up the nicest one! Congrats on the beautiful house (I hope – Insano Home Owner #2 a foreshadowing of doom?)

  • christine1127

    Lanie…I think that tweet was just about the party she attended with all of the HGTV talent. Don’t think it had anything to do with the housebuying. HOWEVER, I really think there has to be more to this story than just “we found this amazing house” and had trouble buying it, etc.” A couple of Heather’s posts:

    “I’m headed out the door in just a bit to huddle up with some lawyers, and by some I mean a few hundred.”

    and… “But I will still be here giving you updates and filling you in on everything when I’ve been given the green light.”

    Why would someone need a green light just to say they were buying a house and had run into some big snags? Doesn’t that kind of thing happen every day? There HAS to be a good story that we will soon hopefully hear.

  • christine1127

    sorry for the double post…editing to delete. :)

  • Lanie

    Christine – One wouldn’t! And yes it does!

    And if there IS no juicy story the entire internet will deflate like a soggy balloon.

    It is now suppertime-ish out there and no update, harumph.

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  • olgapb

    beautiful house! does this mean both houses are owned by the same people? do they just want to torture you? hope you get this house!

  • guinness618

    How many people out there believe that someone is tipping off the neighbors as to who is actually interested in the house? I think it’s a Coco conspiracy.

  • Squeetthang

    AMAZING! I absolutely love it!!! I died laughing on your comment about the gays bringing light…it is so very true!

  • lesliepaige78

    beautiful home. not modern but contemporary with that homey feel. love the contrast to white walls and the gorgeous floors and the WINDOWS!

    cant wait to hear about the crazies and the adventures of selling your own home. you make mundane things and turn them into really great stories.

    i have to totally agree about gay men having this energy and making things…well just….more fun.
    i need more of that in my life too.

  • foundmercy

    I read this at home last night and when my husband asked what I was doing, I told him, “Drooling.” Not that I’d want such a big house, but it’s just so pretty!

  • Anxious Annie

    Did Ranger lose his hair because of you?

  • Jan

    Just beautiful, Heather. I, too, live in my mind in the pages of Dwell magazine, but you can still do a lot with the interiors. If you *did* manage to purchase it, it will obviously have more resale value than a modern house, assuming the culture out there doesn’t change over the next 30 or so years.

  • Norabloom

    This house reminds me a lot of your current house, except it’s obviously much bigger. I’m looking forward to seeing you put your own stamp on the house, since right now it’s decorated fairly generically. Not that you asked, but I think that space on either side of the fireplace is calling out for some bookcases. Looking forward to seeing the end result!

  • Mrs. Q.

    Can I come live there, too? I’ll walk the dogs and clean the floors and oh, wait. I have a family.

    Beautiful house. I do hope this means you got it, vague cliff-hanger woman.

  • Debbie in Memphis

    Egads woman! How am I supposed to go a whole weekend waiting for part 3???

    Fine! I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July.

    Of course, you know we’ll all be waiting with bated breath. How’s that for depressing??

  • tracy

    Definitely not modern but I suppose if you’re into that, big fancy house with gorgeous floors & LIGHT!, it’ll do. Congrats Armstrongs!

  • addtova

    wow I’m still sad you aren’t getting an HGTV show where you teach lawyers how to renovate and decorate, but this house looks so beautiful! I hope the happily ever after is that you get it, and balance the deed on Chuck’s head.

  • gavintiegirl

    Very awesome house, but I was so hoping for a HGTV renovation show with you and them there family members of yours. How fun would that have been!!!

    So I guess you are going to spend your entire summer moving. That sounds fun! NOT! Congrats on the house…if you infact got it. :)

  • LaurenT

    I hate you for doing that to me. So unfair. Hmph.


  • gavintiegirl

    Oh, and since we are such slave drivers…where’s the new masthead. I kid! LOL! Happy 4th to you and yours. PEACE!

  • pyjammy

    Wow, gorgeous! Congrats on the beautiful house.

  • lynnbied

    I was going to say congratulations but whats with the Insano Homeowners?? Must mean more trauma filled days that you have been through – uggh – update soon please!

  • theotherlion

    I think the floors are my favorite. Or maybe the windows. It’s beautiful and classic. LOVE!

  • christine1127

    Fantastic! How awesome to find your dreamhouse. It’s beautiful.

  • stephcampbell

    Totally jealous. Enough said. :)

  • Bubbinga

    You DESERVE this house!

    “SQUEEE!” (said the big, gay man)

  • nyrican67

    OMG!! i am sooo happy for you! oh Goodness, you didnt actually say you got it!! Please say you got it!! It is boo-ti-ful! Can you tell i am so excited and doing cart wheels for you!!!! <–exclamation points)

  • Jess F

    Gorgeous! What happens next?

  • nyrican67

    OMG!! i am sooo happy for you! oh Goodness, you didnt actually say you got it!! Please say you got it!! It is boo-ti-ful! Can you tell i am so excited and doing cart wheels for you!!!! <–exclamation points)

  • Becky Cochrane

    You wouldn’t be so cruel as to show us photos if you DIDN’T get it, right? RIGHT?

  • Pixie

    I’m sooooo jealous! Please give us some captions, when you next upload images……we live vicariously thru you….and I need to know what space is what-hee hee

    Oh and plenty of room for all those Apple products…. ;)

    Well done!!

  • mandinka

    “A weird, disorienting feeling, kind of like being stranded in the middle of a dumpster behind Denny’s but knowing you can fart and no one will notice.”

    I think this quote should be inspiration for your next masthead.

  • goldbryant

    wait. what? No!!!! Insano home owners? That sounds bad! Very Bad!

    Part 3, pretty please.