So Jay and I have taken the plunge and bought a house. We made the offer this morning. The seller was about to drop the price on the listing, but we managed to get in early and offer the new price before anyone else got a chance to. So, barring any problems with the inspection/neighbourhood review or financing, it’s as good as ours!
The house is a
1904 farmhouse with a
gorgeous, newly remodelled interior. On the lower floor is the
sitting room with an attractive (but nonfunctional)
large dining room, with a
in the back. Upstairs is the
with lots of closet space and a view of the Cascades and Lake Washington, the
which has no closets (and so we’ll probably use that as an office). The bathroom — featuring a clawfoot tub with low water pressure — is upstairs also.
An extension has been built on the back of the house which provides a large
and a small bathroom. Unfortunately, it wasn’t built very well, and the inspection report about it was frightening: “the entire addition is in poor condition … and would be recommended to be removed or completely reconstructed”. But it’s OK for a few years at least, and the house is still good value even if we knock it down, say for a patio in a larger backyard. (The backyard is tiny but the
is nice, and the entire house is fenced in so Dozer can run around.) In the meantime, we’ll probably use it for the home theatre system, provided the electricals can cope. At least we have a room where we don’t have to worry about damaging the walls or carpet in a party!
All going well, we should be moving in at the end of September. It’s a big step, and kind of stressful, but I can’t wait until we can settle in to our first family home together!