Monday, March 22, 2010

So wanting and missing this view!

Just browsing our Seattle real estate market today, as I often do, and wondering just how this poor economy will affect the resale of our house when the time comes.  It's funny.  When we bought our house, we were newly married and it seemed just perfect!  I loved the character and the history.  Our house was the original home from 1908 that was part of the Magnolia Dairy Farm in Seattle.  It's by far, the oldest home on our block.  I loved the style~ a true Dutch Colonial, with its door set off to the side, and a great sloping roofline.  

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. 


  1. I hope you you get it! I want to get a forever home very soon!


  2. I loved the first house you guys bought out in the 'burbs. The front yard was just so pretty=0) I want 700 Burleigh! LOL!!!!

  3. I love love your house! I would really like to see the before pictures. If I was in Seattle I would buy it. Its just the 3 of us.
    Good luck with your search.

  4. LOVE your current house!! I also would of loved seeing it purple..your before pictures.
    I so miss the West Coast, this house is in the middle of a redo and then back to the West.
    Laughing at myself. I have your site on my blog and check in every so often for a fix.