Thursday, April 10, 2014

Closing on a New House!

See this 1976 delight?

It's located in a town of 2300 people, somewhere along the Columbia river.

And it's our new house.

Pending on 4/14/14.  All the papers have been signed, we're just waiting until the current residents (who have lived there for 27 years) move out.

My heart hurts for them. It's obvious that they loved their home, as it is incredibly well maintained. It's a house of love- it has such a wonderful vibe to it that it felt like home the second we stepped foot in it.

2.5 acres. 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, a dedicated laundry room... AND 576 SQ/FT OF GARAGE.

That, my friends, is 100 sq/ft less than the size of our current house. All garage. Actually, cancel that. It's not a garage, people. It's a shop. It's MY workshop. Trespassers will be forced to help move lumber and sharpen hand tools. 

OMG, I can smell the sawdust. THE THINGS I COULD BUILD.

I can't even tell you how excited I am. 

And bonus? We'll be 4 houses down from family! FOUR.

Additional photos of the technicolor delight can be found here.

Investors, purchase stock in paint, because holy moly, we're going to be buying truckloads. 


  1. So exciting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Oooh, that garage totally calls for a trellis overhang.

    1. Thanks!

      Cute idea. Thanks for the link!

  2. It looks wonderful Julie! We may have to bring our boat down since you will be so close to the Columbia;) I'm so happy for you!

    1. Absolutely! Apparently the local fishermen have been pulling massive chinook from the shore the last few days. We're right off of I-5, too, so next time you're heading to Portland, consider stopping by.