Friday, March 24, 2006

taking the plunge

if you are wondering where i have been and why i haven't been blogging--well--this is why. i have been looking at houses and reserching houses pretty much nonstop for the past two weeks. and now, it looks like we are buying this house, which i LOVE! it's a bittersweet decision to tell you the truth--we are leaving downtown raleigh and heading into the sprawl. when we moved into our current 'hood, we thought we would buy something there in a couple of years. but alas, the face of the market changed too drastically. so--the sprawl it is. resistance is futile.

all that said, however, i ADORE this house. i love the neighborhood it's in. there are many builders in this place, and the restrictions are not so tight that people can't individualize their homes. there's a purple house, a turquiose house, and just about every color of the rainbow. some look victorian, some craftsman style (like ours), and many other styles as well. the people are out walking. there are dogs and kids and a pool. and we are only a mile from jenn and harry, who we drive out to see at least a few times a week already. plus, we know a lot of other people in this area, too. so there you go--this is the best thing for us right now. and who knows--maybe someday we will come back downtown. but for right now--these closets are just too big to say no to!

other things i love? the wide front porch with its blue beadboard ceiling and ceiling fan, the screened in back porch, the fabulous merbau floors, the plantation shutters on all the first floor windows, the maple cabinets in the kitchen, the garden bathtub, the view of the lane out the kitchen window, the laundry room (i swear, it's my favorite room in the house), the little japanese plum tree that's blooming in the front yard, and the fact that the house looks tiny from the street, but really isn't.

keep your fingers crossed for us that everything goes smoothly and we get to close on time! if all goes well--we will be in this house by may.

click here for pictures (which i stole from the realtor's and builder's sites).


Kristin said...

Gorgeous! I will keep everything crossed for a smooth closing!

strangelittlemama said...

beautiful!!! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

good for you ! hoping all goes smoothly with it.