Every Monday I feature the houses from TV shows and movies. Have you seen the reality series 19 Kids & Counting? It follows the Duggar family, which has become famous for having–you guessed it–19 kids (the show was originally called “17 Kids & Counting”). They’ve had two more babies since this photo was taken in 2007 and, as Michelle Duggar says in the show’s opening, “Yes, I delivered them all myself.”
The Great Room has 2,000 square feet and features an open family room, kitchen, and dining area:
I keep staring at this photo, trying to figure out how that little girl 1) got up there on the counter, and 2) isn’t going to fall. Must be a stool down there we can’t see?
The dining room table seats 20 and has a beverage center handy (my kids would love if we added one of these to our dining room!):
The large laundry room has four washers and four dryers. Nearby is a giant closet where all of the clothes for the family are stored. Pretty smart idea considering the amount of laundry they must do. The kids have to go to the main closet to get their clothes each day.
The Boys’ Bedroom with 10 beds:
The Girls’ Bedroom:
The family is on the cover of People magazine, in which they say 19 might not be enough, and they’re open to Baby #20:
Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar have always been open about their willingness to have children. But when the devout Baptists and stars of TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting faced the catastrophic aftereffects of their 19th child’s premature birth, many assumed they might be done.
But now the couple – who only recently brought baby Josie home after being hospitalized for six months as she recovered from a perforated bowel and rare digestive problems – say they are ready to consider a 20th child.
The overhead view as seen on Bing Maps shows how sprawling their property really is (thanks to Kim for the link!):
I don’t watch the show very often, but it fascinates me how organized they are and how they seem to handle so many kids with such calmness and grace. Trust me, if I had 19 children, I would need pharmaceutical assistance in order to smile as much as Michelle does.