Saturday, January 3, 2009

The house on 14th Street South

Yes, you guessed it right, we took the plunge and went up and bought ourselves a house :) this is how it happened:
In November, we talked about finding a place next spring, and since we had no idea what we were looking for, decided to start looking around...And found "it" :) the house we wanted, in our price range, in a neighborhood with mature trees and close to everything. We got pretty excited, and decided to make an offer right away... And we bought it. It's pretty big, 4 bedrooms, 1 and a half bathrooms, finished basement, garage. We don't have enough furniture for it yet, though. I'm working on it, with my "project living room" (we agreed on taking a room at a time, it's easier and less costly), and i have a pretty good idea of how it's going to look once I'm finished...I'll post pictures when i finish, right now it's just a whole mess of boxes and a lonely couch. It's starting to feel like home in it :) for the first few weeks, it was kind of hard to believe that this is our house and that i can, in theory, do whatever i want in it... I love old houses, and this one, built in 1916, it's full of details that makes it unique, like the oak trim and floors, the beautiful windows and staircase, etc. I can't wait to plant a garden outside :) now we have a back yard, a front yard and side yards (it's a corner lot, so poor Peter has been shoveling snow like crazy this winter, thought i make his life easier by planting flowers instead of having all that expanse of grass to cut next season... We'll fence it too sometime, just a small white picket fence :) Isn't it fun to get your own corner in the American dream? I'm so excited i don't know how I'm going to contain myself until spring, LOL

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