The house was purple when we bought it and needed a GOOD facelift. Being naive and blissful as newlyweds, we added up numbers in our heads and assumed that we could make this thing over in a few simple steps. HA. We were wrong. But after countless contractors, countless mishaps, countless over-budget conversations, we were just about finished. The result was a home that we loved. And still do! Don't get me wrong.
Here's what we've done to make this house a home:
But the problem is, now that we have a family, we are discovering that our dream home has more of a funky layout (only 2 bedrooms upstairs, and one bath) than once mattered. So, aside from putting our future children in the basement, the only solution will be to eventually find another house.
One of the things that I absolutely love about Seattle are the views. My husband is a 'water guy', but I am more of a 'sweeping skyline' sort of girl. This house, that I just found online, seems to offer both. Can't you just picture an evening on the deck, with sun setting over the Space Needle? I can!!!!
The home itself looks ok character wise... but what I'm really loving are those views. Granted, it's probably too small, offers no backyard, and would be entirely impractical. But just for a few minutes, I'm going to dream of that deck.... a cup of Starbucks in hand (yep, Seattle = Starbucks = happy girl), hubby by my side, and a lovely Seattle sunset.