Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Our New Place

I have had quite a few people asking for the details on our new place.

Yes, we did buy it yesterday, and depending on the home inspection we hope to do this weekend, it will be ours in July! 

I thought that looking back on our "Must-Haves" and "Bonus" lists on what we were looking for in a home (seen here) would be a great way to introduce our house 

Here was the list I came up with in December. This time, I shall highlight the things that it has and cross out the does-not-haves. 

The "Must-Haves":

- Good Location Although the location is not where we wanted to buy originally, it is great! It is still walking distance to most amenities, and we will still make full effort to be car-free commuters. 
- Lots of storage Yep, closets in every room makes my heart happy!
- 4 Bedrooms (Or room to add a 4th) It is technically a 3-bedroom, with a 4th in the basement. And, if we need more space one day, there is plenty of room for an addition. 
- At least 2 bathrooms It has 2 full bathrooms and a 2-piece attached to the master bedroom. Woohoo!
- A large kitchen The kitchen is nice. It is not yet our dream kitchen, but what fun would the house be if it didn't need any changes? Oh, but it does have beautiful granite countertops! 
- Good schools It feeds into a great school where there is, indeed, French Immersion!
- A garage It has a garage-and-a-half. This will be awesome.
- A usable finished or finish-able basement It is fully finished, including a sitting area, bedroom and full bathroom.
- A mud-room or at least an entryway closet There is a tiled entry hallway with a large closet. Nice.
- A nice backyard I've rarely seen nicer: 1/3 of an acre, private with trees and perennials, and did I mention the pool and hot tub?
- Good bones We think so.
- A fireplace Yes! My wish came true! There is a beautiful fireplace with a white, wooden mantle! Gorgeous! It is natural gas... no wood burning for me! 

And the "Bonus" list, or things that would be nice to have: 

- Wood floors It is a carpet free home, all hardwood or ceramic tile!
- A sunroom Not yet...maybe one day.
- A pool and/or hot-tub BOTH!!!
- Private setting Very. 
- Open concept Kind of. It has great flow, at least. 
- A double garage Nope. 
- A garden shed It has 2 sheds, although one is considered a pool house. There is a really neat one in the back that looks like a cabin...we plan on one day making it a bunkie where our future kiddos can have sleepovers. We are going to have the coolest kid hangout! 

Amazingly, somehow, we have almost all of the things on our wish list in this home! It still seems a bit unreal. We're pretty excited that it isn't an overly huge house, and that all of the space seems usable. It's definitely our style!

Now, send us good vibes as we venture out to sell our current home!

1 comment:

  1. Yay- details! Sounds divine- can't wait to see pics of the inside:)