So I did mention that we purchased a house! This is quite exciting because up until now, I have only lived in apartments since graduating from college. Owning a home with a yard and a garage is a new experience, for sure! Our search for the perfect house was a year in the making. I think we must have looked at upwards of fifty houses before we found this one!
A little about this house, which is an architect’s dream: It’s a Victorian house built in the 1870’s. It’s located in the historic district of the town we’re moving to. There is a lovely porch extending the full length of the front of the house. Inside, some of the rooms have the original wood plank floors (widths from 8″-12″, and some running up to 13′-0″ in length) and there are two fireplaces, one is the original wood-burning fireplace and the other is a newer, gas fireplace. There is a nice-sized rear yard and the front is terraced. It was love at first sight.
Photo of ceiling in main living area
Photo of original floorboards
We are slowly settling in and figuring out what we want to do with the house, but it has lovely bones and lots of possibilities!