We got a house. Our first married house. Ha- Le- Lu- jah! It’s been quite the annoying exciting adventure. But, just like everyone said, it was worth the wait! Without further ado, here she is:
And here’s the back story. We’ve had a heck of a time house hunting in Austin. It was really fun and exiting for about 2 weeks, but shortly after we lost the first 2 houses, I was over it. I was ready to move into an apartment and give it a year. You can see our Austin house hunt part 1 and Austin house hunt part 2 for more thrilling details and funny pics. (Have you ever seen a sink/ fridge/ stove combo?) We put in 5 other offers on houses, all above asking price before we finally got a home. True. And the amazing part is the house we finally ended up with we only offered the asking price (not over!). Wowzers.
Sadly, when we finally bought the house, we had to say good by to this beaut:
So, we love her. She is a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom ranch style home built in the 1940’s. While we were house hunting, I was falling in love with any house that had a lamp post, a mail shoot, stained glass, or an old timey phone booth in the hallway. This house has 1 of 4, I’ll take it! (We have the old timey phone booth in the hallway!) Ohh and our neighbor has a lamp post for me to ohh and aww over! I’m working on Andy to install a mail shoot. Anyone know what that drawer is for below the oven? Crumb catcher? Warmer? It’s weird.
Her kitchen is kind of renovated, we have central AC, and she is 4 sides of solid stone. I say all of that, because many of the homes we looked at in central/ south Austin did not have all (or any) of those features. No central AC in TX = 2 sweaty, angry people = no fun. (Really it’s Andy that is an AC maniac. He cannot handle window units. I was fully prepared to buy a no central AC house!)
Oh and her yard… her yard is pretty and big-ish! We have a front AND backyard. It’s all ours! In our Austin condo, we shared a cute little pool area and side yard with our neighbors. I feel so fancy to have a yard! And talking about fancy, we have a TWO car garage. Shocker, I know. Or maybe I’m the only one shocked, most people have a garage. This is a luxury we’ve never experienced. What are we going to fill it with? Oh the excitement! The house came with patio furniture too. Ohh and a broken religious sculpture and a bird bath. And that overgrown awkward raised bed, that’s going to be a salsa garden soon!
We officially moved all of our stuff from the storage unit to our new house just a few days ago. We have lots of plans for this house. BIG. Plans. I’ll share them with ya as soon as we get those figured out. I just know that they’re big, ha! At the moment, we’ve got boxes everywhere, mattresses on the floor, washer and dryer to buy, and electrical outlets that need to be grounded (apparently that’s expensive, boo)! I asked about front v. top load washer situation on the C.R.A.F.T. facbeook page, and wanted to say thanks for all the info and opinions! We need all the help we can get around here. Anyone else just move in? Sleeping on a mattress on the floor? Buying washer and dryers? Unsure of the weird drawer under your oven? And if your’re still looking for a house… it’s out there! I know it. Cheers to making a house a home!