our new house!
jason and i have been looking for a house for about a year now. we wanted an older house in a particular neighborhood, but price was an issue. this house was a short sale, we were the second ones in, we’ve had to wait…but now we’re going into escrow. let me take you on a tour!this is the living room, painted a bright sunny yellow. i love the bookcases and other details of older homes. and that leads into the…
…dining room, which is a bright orangey-red. i finally have an excuse to have a red dining room. ’cause you know, painting a light color over a dark color is really hard, so we’ll probably paint it a toned down version of this. yay! and if you look off to the left, you’ll see……my future studio! lots of light and space; we’ll probably fix that window up with some new glass. eventually, we’d like to put a master bath in this space, which connects through a closet to the master bedroom. having only one toilet kinda scares me. but enough of my issues, let’s continue into the……kitchen, which has been redone recently (2005?) with granite (!) countertops and stainless steel appliances. there’s room over there for a kitchen table, with a nice sunny window to look out of while eating granola. let’s turn around and head through the laundry room to……the cheery second bedroom, which we’ll either use as a guest room or office. not sure. walk through the room, ignoring the big ole’ walk in closet with a built in dresser, into the hall and peek into the……bath, which has a new full-sized tub (and sole toilet) and two, count em’, TWO sinks! and i love the colors. keep walking down the hall into the……master bedroom. love, love, LOVE the color. it’s agean blue and so soothing. it will probably be a little cozy with our king bed, but i’m still psyched. if you turn right into the closet, you’re back in my future studio, which is perfect. i want to show you some of the cool details of this house:like this book shelf in my future studio;built-ins everywhere, like this hall closet;and the rounded doorways like this one that leads from the dining room into the living room. and check out that bright sun coming in through the window! check out the backyard:it’s fenced in and has a garage (yay! a place for all our crap! we recently had the brilliant idea to make put much needed new doors on it that would allow us to make it more of an outdoor room. it’s already finished, so we dream of polishing the concrete floor and putting some cool furniture in it):and finally, the grassy area, just the right size for molly to roll in the grass. we’ll probably xeriscape the front yard but keep the grass in the back.thanks for visiting! i’ll keep you posted on whether this all works out. fingers crossed!
UPDATE: as of today, June 9, 2010, this baby is ours! there was a lot of waiting, uncertainty, and knuckle-biting, but we finally own this little slice of cuteness. thanks to everybody who listened to rants about the process, helped us figure out financing, and provided that all-important moral support. we couldn’t have done it without you!