our suburban cottage is having a party. a how i met my house party. i love looking at all the guests. i'm a little late to the party, but that's usually how i roll.
this is my house. i'm finally starting to like her. it's been 2.5 years since we met.
hubby and i were on a house-hunting trip in seattle, or rather a suburb of, from atlanta. we were relocating cross-country with steve's job. we had just gotten married. we knew the area where we wanted to be. we just had to find the house. we had 12 houses on our list to view with our realtor the next day. we scoped out the houses the day before on our own. the house was blue when we saw her. our first reaction was, "oh god no." the house sits very close to its neighbors with uphill sloped side yards to the backyard.
i hated it.
we bought it.
we bought it after viewing the open interior. we bought it knowing there were upgrade possibilities. we bought it because we liked the neighborhood. we bought it knowing it wasn't our dream house. but that we could make it into something better. and so far we have.
we gave her a fresh coat of what i call northwest colors. we completely redid the landscaping. we just refaced the kitchen. we're on the verge of opening up the dining room and adding french doors to a covered patio.
she's coming around. i like her now.