It’s going to be ours.
I can’t wait to see it in this kind of weather…when we saw it, it was VERY gray and rainy!
Our counter-offer to the seller’s counter-offer to our offer has been accepted, and we now have a home to move to next month!
So “Thanksgiving Day” came a bit early for us this year.
Wanna see a little more of it?
I swiped these pictures off the listing.
The front door is what you see on the left. As you come in, there is a formal dining area on the right, and a formal living room on the left.
You can kind of see that from this view on the far end of the dining area. One of these will probably be turned into a home office room, similar to what we did in this house (probably the living room…I’m not that formal).
This is the living/family/great room area off of the kitchen.
The kitchen is lovely, with lots of cupboards. The sub-zero fridge stays, which is good since our fridge is staying with this house! Cooking on gas will be a new experience for me, and I do wish they hadn’t stuck the cooktop in the middle of the island. That seems like very poor use of space to me.
Here’s another view of the kitchen. The bar stools are very…interesting. I’m glad they’re not staying!
This is one of the upstairs bedrooms; I plan to stick a couple of boys in it.
This is another upstairs bedroom (there are four upstairs, including the master).
This is the upstairs “bonus room.” I figure it will be the family/TV room.
The main level has a 3/4 bath, which can be accessed either from the hall or the 5th bedroom. My oldest daughter will probably get that room to herself, with the understanding that she gets kicked out for guests!
Upstairs full bath.
This is the back yard. Behind those trees is a small creek—well, I understand it’s small most of the time, but after four days of steady rain, it was a little swampy back there. This was the main concern with this property, so I think a fence—or a lot of threats—may be in our future!
We feel very, very fortunate to have found such a lovely home for our family. It was actually harder to settle on it that I thought it would be! For the amount of money one has to spend for a home in the Seattle area, I really thought I should be able to have pretty much everything I wanted. Not so! There was a lot of mental juggling as we tried to determine the priority things like size of the lot, size of the home, age of the home, three-car garage or workspace, and proximity to work should have in our decision.
In the end we settled on this one which isn’t the closest—or the farthest from work; not the newest—but certainly not the oldest; no three-car garage—but some decent storage space; not a very big lot—but nearby a neighborhood park. So I certainly can’t say that I immediately knew this was THE ONE when I saw it—it isn’t perfect, after all, but after more time and consideration—and seeing a lot of homes that definitely were NOT “the one”—we became convinced that this house could be our home.
Thank you for all the kind words, prayers, and good wishes on our behalf! I have enjoyed sharing our journey thus far with all of you, and will continue to do so!