Friday, April 22, 2011

More about the future digs...

Our soon-to-be home is what we had hoped for: A house with character in a coveted neighborhood. We sacrificed one thing: Bathrooms. The house has one. Otherwise? Fairly perfect.

It was built in 1948, has coved ceilings, gorgeous trimwork and lovely floors. Though it's over the 60-year mark in age, it's all ok: It's been completely redone and all energy-efficient upgrades.

Other perks:

  • 1.5 miles to both of our works.

  • 0.3 miles to the nearest grocery store (thanks to hidden stairs up the hill behind the store, by car it's more like 1 mile).

  • Fully fenced, large backyard.

  • Terraced front yard with a lot of space but also puts the house NOT smack dab on the street; passers-by cannot see into the house.

  • Fabulous schools (not that we have kidlets, but someday...)

  • On a hill, with a view, but not too much of a hill that we'll want to die when we come home from work and are biking/walking.

  • Chef's kitchen.

  • Fully redone bath with door that opens outward (genius. Please tell this idea to our landlords)

  • Back alley access, not used much, but makes it nice to get things into the far back yard.

There also is future potential someday. The house is in a great place on the lot for a possible future master bath/walk-in closet. There's also a full bonus room upstairs that has a lot of potential, and rather high-ceiling crawlspace over the kitchen.

And don't even get me started on the windows. Oh, the light!

So now, we're knee-deep in moving mode, just waiting for the moment to start unloading things from the old digs to the new. The critters are confused, but it will all be ok.

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