Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Casa Crustante used to be Casa Cute-ante

I've been stalking Casa Crustante on Snohomish County's website. I found the parcel information on our future home, and along with that information was photographic gold- an image of what our house used to look like in its prime.

So let me introduce to you what my house used to be, Casa Cute-ante.

Doesn't that make your heart soar, just a little? I'm personally loving the blue and white- it's even more like the house I grew up in. Should we go back to this color scheme? Click here to see what it looks like right now.


  1. Great little fixer-upper! The 0.2 acre with a 672 SF house leaves a huge yard, which equates to as big of garden as you want! And as you will likely be pinching pennies as you rennovate, you can do so much with a roto-tiller or pitch fork and a load of compost!

    The only issue I see is those trees partially blocking your southern exposure. It's workable, but it limits where you put any garden you want. Let me know how I can help!

    Congrats! I can see why you're excited!

  2. Thank you, thank you! We really lucked out. We were at the right place in our life and at the right time.. and I believe we'll have plenty of room there- the 672sq/f is 72 more square feet than we currently have!

    It'll be interesting to see what happens with those trees. I'm really leaning towards taking them out. I know light is key, and I would really love to have as much light as I can. And I would really love to have a fruit tree somewhere in the backyard.

  3. haha. cute name. I'm sure once you've fixed it up, you'll have to re-christen back to Casa Cute-ante once more! :)

  4. Haha, I love the idea of christening it. I should get a cheap bottle of bubbly and spray it all over the door, like a ship christening!

    I think we'll have two events for this: The Casa Crustante BBQ, where everyone who wants to laugh at the house is welcome to come over and be grossed out by the interior and lack of love (complete with a lack of functional plumbing..). And in August, when everything is done and functional and the house is actually habitable, the Casa Cute-ante Open House. Do you think it's too much to have a ribbon cutting ceremony?