family, knitting, living

Our Dream House

Several months ago Henry and I started discussing the possibility of finding a house with a little more yard.  When we left the farm, we moved into the city.  We are pretty urban….including the impossibly small lot.  We have enough room in the backyard for the kids to have a swing set and short of that, not much.  Now, we love our house, just not the lot.  So we started looking a bit.  We happened to go see a house during the six inches of snow that was for sale by owner.  It was amazing, but expensive and only had a little more than an acre.  At that time I thought I really wanted between 5 and 10 acres.  So, we had our realtor start looking a bit.  We spent a couple fo days looking at several houses with that kind of acreage.  The houses were nice, the acreage was good, but it turned out we felt so far OUT….sor far AWAY from everything.  It was a 20-30 minute drive to get the girls to school and nothing that we use was close.  The house that we saw during the snow was still for sale (I’m sure you see where this is going) and we sent our realtor to scope it out.  He LOVED it.   But, he thought it was a little over priced.  So, here is where a good realtor earns his money.  He got us a deal of a lifetime and the sellers got to move on with their lives.  This house met all of our requirements.  it is in the same neighborhood, it has an acre of land and it has character out the ass.  Yes, it was built in 1909 and has the woodwork to prove it.  We have some work to do as we are only the 4th owners, so some stuff has been done and some not, but it will be a labor of love.  We picked this house out together.  The girls spent two hours playing in the back yard playing.  It looks like a secret garden in the back, we will be enjoying this house for many, many years to come.  There is a beautiful staircase that I can picture the girls walking down when/if they marry!  All are welcome….come by whenever you want!

Here are a couple of pictures in our secret garden……

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2 responses

  1. rebeccawip

    OMG!!! It IS a secret garden!!!! That is just absolutely precfect for y’all! That is YOUR HOUSE!!!!!!!! Cant wait to see it IRL. I’m so happy for you and henry and he girls! now if only i could live next door id be even happier 😀

    April 17, 2010 at 11:15 am

  2. Lori

    YAY! Can’t wait to see it!

    April 18, 2010 at 5:54 pm