Now we know our house will never look exactly like this house I cut out of a magazine and the colors are hard to really decipher, but these are the colors (Canoe, Quiet Shore and Cherry Bark) we want to use. We’ve decided to add siding to help add more insulation and that will make it easier to get the look we’re after. We’ve decided to sell the 150+ year old barn to help pay for the siding. It’s a cool barn, but we just don’t need it.
Category: CHRONICLES OF A BUNGLED REAL ESTATE DEAL
We dreamed of leaving Southern California and having a “REAL” house of our own with a big yard for the dogs. We found this one and fell in love with it after many months of searching~only it wasn’t for sale. So we kept looking. A couple of months later when we went back to close on another house (that fell through~what a Godsend!), this one was now for sale. So, we bought it, said good-bye to our family and friends, packed up all our belongings, hopes & dreams and animals (Gunner & Whiskey, Sady & Dickens too) and made the cross country move. 8 months later it has been a huge adventure and project, but we’re loving every minute (well almost ever minute). Next post I’ll lay out the overall plan, setbacks and the plan of attack to bring it into the 21st century while maintaining its Victorian turn of the century charm.