It’s time for a move! Overall I hate moving, but I am so excited to be moving into this house. I have been searching for several months for the right place. I was finally just tired of the search and just done…I was done searching and calling about houses and driving around on the weekends looking for houses. I had had enough and decided I was just going to go ahead and rent an apartment.
See, I’ve been living with my parents for the last several months. In the past year both of my parents were diagnosed with cancer and underwent surgery. Being home with them has allowed me to help them but it is now time to move back out on my own. I would love to be buying a home but at the time that’s not an option so I chose to rent.
I got the number for some duplex townhouses close to the hospital where I work and called about them one day. After talking with the property manager he asked if I would rather rent a house than an apartment. Of course I said YES! It turns out he had a house that was coming vacant the next week. How convenient is that? He gave me the address and that day after work I drove by to find the house. As soon as I saw this house I was in love!
The house was built in 1925 and is a Craftsman Bungalow style home. It sits atop a large hill that overlooks our small little town. When I saw the wrap around front porch and the huge trees in the front yard I knew I had to have this house!
I had a little scare a couple of days later when I learned that one of the neighbors was interested in buying the home. Once the homeowner found out that they only wanted to buy it to tear it down and leave an empty lot he refused to sell it.
I was finally able to look inside the home when the previous tenant moved out. Once I saw the inside of the house I fell in love even more with this house. As soon as you enter the home you are in the living room with a clear site line to the back of the house and the kitchen. In between the living room and the kitchen is a large dining room. The living room and dining room are separated by built in glass front bookcases. On an episode of Rehab Addict on HGTV I saw Nicole Curtis put built-ins very similar to this in one of the homes that she was restoring.
This photo is the view from the front door looking towards the dining room and kitchen. You can see the built-in glass cabinets similar to the ones in the photo above from Rehab Addict.
This home has so many of the original features such as the large baseboards, original door knobs, and windows that open by swinging into the room. In the basement there is even the original coal burning stove and a chute from the outside (it’s boarded up now) where they used to shovel coal into the house.
There are some projects that I have planned and some repairs that need to be made, just as you would expect in any older home. Overall the house is in great shape for a home that is 90 years old!
Be watching for some blog posts with my home decor projects in the upcoming months. You can also except that a lot of my posts will be written while I’m sitting on my front porch sipping on some sweet tea…or wine, depending on which day of the week it is!