As many of you know, our journey to find a home started back in July. Even as Derek was still in the ICU, I was running around touring homes and hoping to find a great accessible place for us. Looking back, I am pretty sure that was some type of coping mechanism. I wanted to feel some sense of control, so finding our next home seemed like a great way to get our lives to stop spinning. Plus, who doesn't like dragging their friends around to showings, have that friend use their Go Pro, and then ask the friend to download the video onto a flash drive so a very sick Derek can still feel like he is part of the house hunt. Big shout out to Ben Summers for being that friend.
Well, fast forward 8 months and we found it! Honestly, I remember the moment I saw this house. For months, Derek and I's texting thread was nothing more than links to homes we found intriguing. When he sent me this house, he said, "Too bad it is only 2 bedrooms and not in the area we were hoping." We both loved the layout and the way to owner had kept so much of the original character all while making it his own. I looked at it, commented that it was a cool house, and then went back to my NE corner of the city hunt.
Two days later, we were meeting with our realtor to tour another house and she asked us if there were any others we would want to see. Derek threw this one on the list and I literally rolled my eyes. In my opinion, not enough bedrooms and not in the location of where we wanted to be. After visiting some homes, we made this one our last stop. I am pretty sure I was sold by the time I walked through the front door.
So friends, welcome to The Quarry. We have some renovations in mind and can't wait to get started. We are planning on staying in our apartment until The Quarry is ready to rock and roll.
- Turning the current garage into an accessible master bedroom/ bathroom
- Knocking down the wall between the family room and den
- Opening up the wall between the dining room and kitchen
- Tearing up carpet and adding some type of hard flooring
- Adding on an accessible garage
- Enjoying having someone else do the work
We are in the process of getting quotes for the work that needs to be done. Obviously, dream Lavenders and budget Lavenders may not see eye to eye on this. We are hoping we can complete our renovation while staying within budget and still getting the look we are going for.
- 2 bedroom
- 2 bathroom
- 2,100 square foot
- 1 acre
- Built- 1954
Of course, a photo of the outside is coming. I was just really hoping to get one of those cliche' WE BOUGHT A HOUSE photos. So, hang tight. I have to talk Derek into it first.