Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Home Sweet Home

Our home buying experience was...in a word, CRAZY.  And let's just leave it at a word - because I could probably write an entire blog just about this.  It was a wild ride (and hey, nothing is TOTALLY final until closing right?) but after some stress, tears, and prayers, (with some fun and excitement thrown in there too) this is the house we decided on and we feel great about it!

Built in 1975.  Split level entry.  3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, dining room, living room, family room.  2 car tuck-under garage (a must for those Minnesota winters).

Nice neighborhood
Great backyard
This picture is deceiving: it looks like a hill but it's actually pretty flat - flat enough for a swing set even : )  Beyond the grass is a wooded area that is also part of the property.  The kids are gonna love it!  In fact, when we told Noah that we bought a house he said, "Which one?  The brown one with the trees?  Yes!  That's the one I wanted!  I changed my mind about moving.  I want to move to Rochester."  Noah pronounces it "Wachista, Mini-soda" and Alex has already got the accent down : )
The entire main level has beautiful wood floors, which we love

That corner hutch is a built-in.  Hurray!
All 3 bedrooms are on the main level, which I'm so happy about

We LOVE the bathroom - it even has a clawfoot tub
The lower level family room is going to be the playroom.  HEAVEN!

Other than taking down some wallpaper and painting it's move in ready!  It may not be a dream home, but it is a MAJOR upgrade for us and we couldn't be happier!

Did I mention that it has a dishwasher?!?!  We're really moving up in the world : )

13 comments:

Sarah said...

3 bedrooms, a playroom, huge backyard, nice neighborhood, garage and a dishwasher! Sounds like heaven! I am so happy for you. It looks like such a cute house and seriously looks like so much room! Congratulations on becoming homeowners!! I am so happy for you guys! :)

sara said...

That looks so nice. I am in love with that backyard with trees. I'm so excited for you guys! Congrats!

Randy and Tiffany said...

So excited for you guys! :) I can't wait to come visit you there in Wachista! :)

Miriam said...

What a big step! The interior of the house looks beautiful! Definitely a step up (or like 10) from the early 1900's rental you are now occupying now. We are so excited for you guys but are going to miss you too!

LEX said...

Congratulations! It looks awesome, it has so many great things about it, I have to say I'm jealous of the two-car garage and the flat backyard. It looks like you guys did a GREAT job, I'm so thrilled for you!

Jade and Todd said...

Are you so glad all this part is over??!! I thought house buying would be so fun and quick....not the case! It was so stressful! Im so glad you guys found a nice house that you love and feel great about! Congrats! It looks so nice, and I love the backyard too!

Carrie Anne said...

Congratulations to you guys! That is so exciting and you are going to love love love it! When do you move? Welcome back to blogging...totally have missed you and your posts, of course!:)

Anna said...

Wow guys!!! It's beautiful! Congratulations. We're so happy for you. How exciting to have your own place :) It looks perfect. Can you believe you're starting a new life?

The Gatchell Crew said...

Wow that ROCKS! So you have like a forest in your back yard? What a wonderful place for your family to make some memories. I love it, love it. Nice and spacious. Like you, nothing beats a room that you can call a play room!!! You're gonna love that. I hope the move isn't too insane. Enjoy, it's a beautiful home.

Laura said...

I am so glad everything worked out! I totally understand, buying a house is so stressful!! Its like, do we want this area, or this neighborhood, or this bigger house, or the smaller house!! AHHHHHH it is so hard- but good job! It looks awesome!

montanawildflower said...

have I told you lately how cute I think your new house is? Well, it's so cute and I'm so excited for you guys! Congratulations!

Elise said...

Wahoo a house! That's so exciting! Everything I've heard from you about Rochester sounds perfect...any other houses available on your street (for next year)?

Melissa said...

I love the house!! Its true MN style isn't it? Whats up with the split level designs? You are so lucky you found one with three bedroom on one level. What a gem-so rare. For me, the two most important rooms are the kitchen and bathrooms and it looks like you scored in these departments.