A home tour featuring picturesque country living set amongst 40 idyllic acres. Let’s get right into it and visit this bucolic home, farm and the couple who lives here in sweet Oklahoma!
Meet Penny Pennington Weeks and her husband Bill, who own this house and property in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The house itself is a large 2-story, 5600 square feet and was custom built in the 80s by the former owner. It sits on 40 acres on the east side of Stillwater, Oklahoma. There are two barns, a gazebo and a 3-acre pond. Penny was gracious to share lots of images with us today. Go visit her on Instagram at PennyPenningtonWeeks and her blog Penny Pennington Weeks.
“My husband and I bought this home in 2001 and moved here with our 3 children who were in high school at the time. After they moved off to college, Bill and I served as foster parents for the next 5 years and cared for 7 different girls.
Bill and I are both Agricultural Leadership professors at Oklahoma State University. Bill retired last year and I am retiring after this academic year.
Regarding the home and living in the country…this is a first for me. I grew up outside of Houston in a neighborhood where you could reach out and touch the neighbor’s house (almost). Bill grew up in Illinois on a farm. He has converted me to the country life. I love the peace of living on a large property.
On Instagram, I most enjoy sharing our gardens, the chickens and property. I also love planning picnics, pulling out my vintage finds, adding a bouquet and then inviting Bill to join me. It’s a bit whimsical, but fun.”
Picturesque Country Living – A Home Tour
Keeping Room & Kitchen
“This is our favorite space in the house. We love to cook and hang out in the keeping room most of the day!”
“Our keeping room includes a fireplace, 6 floor to ceiling windows and saltillo tile. It was originally intended as a dining room only. I removed the original chandelier and added two chandeliers creating a dining space and sitting area. I also had the wallpaper removed from this space (including the kitchen), the walls were then textured and I painted them white.”
“The kitchen has a large professional stove and copper hood. The island has the original butcher block. The counters have the original blue tile imported from Italy.”
Living Room and Foyer
“Our living room and foyer areas are more formal than our kitchen/keeping room. The living room is covered in dark wood paneling and includes a large bookcase with sliding ladder. I have resisted the trend to paint the walls white or another color. We did have the dark green wallpaper removed from the foyer, the walls textured and painted.”
“The mudroom has a decorative farm sink and lots of shelves to house vases. It’s a great place to create floral arrangements from the garden.”
Backyard and Pond
“The gazebo is located behind our home near the pond.”
Barn and Gardens
“We have several barns on the property but the main barn is a Morton horse barn and houses our gardening equipment and two chicken coops (no horses). The barn is surrounded by flowers and raised beds.”
We hope that you enjoyed the tour and head over to visit Penny at her Instagram account!