Last Sunday, I said to T., we have really got to get cracking on our house-hunting because I feel like this is a lucky week for us. And, it was!
On Wednesday, T. got a call from the lady who is the manager of the apartment that we looked at, applied for and then said no thanks on. It turns out that she and her husband and their two kids are moving to a house up the road and wanted to know if we were interested in looking at their place.
Yesterday morning was the first we were able to get over there so we went in. We oohed and aahed and signed some papers and will bring a check over tomorrow. It's that great.
At left is the house we'll be moving into. You can read about the third-story apartment that we looked at in "Of the Wazoo." I realize now that I never did put any pics into that entry. The house is divided into three apartments whose divisions are pretty obvious in this picture. The top is on the top where the rain gutter begins. There is a room behind those three, little windows that would have been the "office." Those little windows had stained glass in them; Oz would have loved sitting there. The circular cutout at the pinnacle of the house is a little balcony. Very adorable. To my knowledge, they have not rented it yet.
Our apartment will be on the first floor. So, we will get that front porch area, although the door to the middle apartment is off of the porch, on the right side of the house, obscured by a tree in this picture. It's 1500 square feet. Under $1k a month. There's a foyer, a large living room and a gigantic kitchen. The bedroom is a decent size and there is a study/guest bedroom/breakfast room in the front where you see those vaulted windows on the left of the house. We'll probably make that the study and guest bedroom. We didn't take any pictures since they are still living there and will be until the end of May. We'll move in on the 10th of June.
It's so amazing. There are hardwood floors throughout, original molding, an amazing fireplace that Shelley and M. would dig the most. The backyard is a bit of a sprawling mess but right now it's covered in flowers so we can live with it. There are windows everywhere and the painting they've done is really lovely. T. and I walked from room to room with huge stupid grins on our faces. "Yes, yes, we'll take it."
Of course, now we're falling all over ouselves imagining what would go where as though we're suddenly going to become millionaires somehow. Two big things we're going to have to buy: a kitchen table and a couch. After we get those we can sit tight for a few months. Our stuff is going to look so weird in there. Our current interior is mostly college-chic and Ikea-cheap.
Happy, happy, fun dance!
Gotta go jump in the shower now, we're going down to Salem to hang with Helen's parents for Easter. Is it appropriate to bring wine for Easter?
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