Ta Da! We found our little treasure and signed the contract today at 11am and will close December 4th. This sunroom clinched the deal.
The kitchen is just what I wanted. No more eating at the counter, and a brand new refrigerator is on order. The stove and dishwasher still have their tags inside.
The eat in kitchen is adjacent to the sunroom, and the formal dining room.
The staging folks placed area rugs, but there is no carpet in any of the rooms. REAL hardwood and ceramic tile floors.
Not a bit of brown, beige or tan. Silvery gray, which I love.
Three bedrooms upstairs, and a three full baths, one just off the kitchen!
And outside, a long covered porch, with a no fuss concrete floor.
And for the Pugs, a big fenced yard!
Adjacent to the sunroom is a brand new deck.
Upstairs, this bathroom is our master en suite.
The little master is just the right size for us.
The unassuming front view suits us just fine. We have mature trees for shade but which need a bit of trimming, and lots of space for hosta! A must for my garden. O, and the lot is FLAT. So rare.
It must seem nutty to leave our pristine new designed-by-me yuppie home to go to a 52 year old home in a not as trendy neighborhood. The new/old house is much more homey, and even with its many to-do and fix-it needs, Dave is all excited about attending to them. I, on the other hand, have the Handyman Connection on speed dial.
We couldn't sleep and were up drinking coffee at 4:30am, reviewing each photo online and discussing which room would be the living room, sewing room and family room etc. At 6am we drove over there to see how many street lights would be shining in our bedroom window. Just one, far enough away to not be so awful. Here we have blazing street and factory lights which make the front bedroom seem like an all night grocery store.
It was important to us that we spend wisely, and get something we could tweak and Johnson-ize. The fact that this house cost half of what our current house cost was cause for celebration. To say we have plans is putting it mildly.
We wanted quiet and privacy and a yard again, as we both love to putter and the dawgs need to have safety and freedom to pee anywhere! The house is at the end of a cul de sac and close to all the places I already shop and bank and post stuff. The best part is it is still close to our church which was a major consideration.
So...now we are going to stage our current home and move some stuff to the new place in bits. Altho the square footage is larger in the two storey, we are still trying to downsize. Luckily, we still live in a construction zone and have three dumpster to take our trash.
O, I forgot to say where my studio will be. In the living room! Yes. The dining room pictured above will work as the living room and we all know the sunroom will be the major hangout place, as it is heated and air conditioned. Those built in bookcases in the living room will soon be filled with fabric! Upstairs I will choose a bedroom for the yarn and art supplies and will shop from my stash.
We are giddy about our future.