Thursday, February 5, 2009

Welcome Home



Chris and I had all but lost hope. We just couldn't seem to find the perfect combination of house, area, kitchen, yard, proximity to work, etc. Every house we looked, even the three others we put offers in on, had serious flaws. I found myself hoping that we wouldn't get some of the houses we bid for.

Until this one. I saw it and knew that Chris would love it, if only because it was old. I balked because it didn't have a garage, it was further away from his work and because it was old. I love the charm and character of the older homes but all that we had seem were in scary neighborhoods or needed tens of thousands of dollars in repairs. After a few days of seeing this house online I couldn't get it off my mind and told Chris to call our realtor. Although skeptical of its location at first, Chris came around quickly. Bountiful is an incredibly walkable town with a quaint downtown street, while still offering all the amenities of a bigger city. Ten minutes outside of downtown Salt Lake City and only 25 minutes from Chris' store, it still offered the convenience that we needed without the impersonal lack of community we have felt here in the south valley. And check the pillars, can you get any cuter?
The house has been almost completely remodeled with hardwood floors, new appliances and water heater/AC/furnace while still maintaining the charm of the curved ceilings, original moldings (is that how you spell it?), and iron details.
It is a 3Bed 2Bath and sits on a scant 1/3 acre. It is half a block from a great park and within half a mile of anything. I may never use my car again! We close in March but will not move in until probably the end of April. The family we bought the house from is building a house and we negotiated a lease back option until they are finished (basically they rent it back from us). We are very excited. We have big plans to put in a garage, but probably not for a couple of years. In a few months when we are all settled, you are all invited to a house-warming party. As for now, check out the few pictures I took today and more will come! WE HAVE A HOUSE!









10 comments:

Malia said...

I wanted to scroll down past this post to check out your next one but I just could not do it! This is SO COOL I am about to jump up and down (literally)! What a GREAT house! SO perfect!! (I totally feel like that faux molly mormon blogger with all my caps etc =) When is the housewarming party?? I might have to pencil it in. Seriously. Can't wait for upcoming pics and updates. LOVE it. Congratulations!! Now I need to google Bountiful... it just sounds wonderful...

Erin said...

It really is so perfect...couldn't have picked a cuter house myself. I wish I could afford one. If I could it would probably be similar to this one because I love older homes. When was this one built?

Angi said...

Congratulations!!! I love it and it is so...you, just perfect. I can't wait to see it in real life.

The Williams said...

Congratulations Meg!!! This house is BEAUTIFUL! I love classy old homes! Me and Dave are looking for a home to buy right now and there's nothing out here like this! It's either funky 70s looking homes or theyre older and run down or they're new. This house looks perfect for your family. I love the dining room and kitchen especially! Me and Dave will have to come by and visit when you're all moved in!

Brooke said...

That is perfect! I love the inside and out. Now, I need to come see it in person. I can't believe how close we are! Just about 15 minutes away. We will need to do some hanging out, but you might need to use your car for that, so don't get rid of it quite yet :)
Congratulations!! I love it.

Beth said...

That is so exciting!!!It is way cute and I love it.

Beth said...

Are you freakin' kidding me? I just called Adam in to look at this, and he walked away with his shoulders slumped and a not-happy look on his face. No, it is not because he is sad for you that you bought such a lemon of a house. It is because it is the cutest house ever, and we want one but can't afford a house, period, let alone one that looks anything close to that. In a word: J.E.A.L.O.U.S. Very happy for you though.

Steffy said...

That house is incredibly cute! I'm so excited that you guys found the perfect house!

Britny and Jeffers said...

Congrats!!! I love it!!! Too cute!! I can't wait to come and see it! :)

momwouldgo said...

LOVING IT! CANT WAIT FOR A SLEEPOVER!