Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Next Place

After wavering back and forth over what to do about our housing situation, I think that we finally have a winner! We made an offer on this house on Wednesday of last week and the seller accepted our offer. So we bought a house!? We explored almost any housing combination imaginable including renting a house or apartment and buying my parents house. When we visited this place we knew almost immediately that we could make it work. It is not our dream house but that is okay. It is definitely NOT a McMansion. Again that is okay too. It has great curb appeal and will meet all of our immediate needs! We are overjoyed! I don't think that the reality has really set in yet.

Introducing our next Home Sweet Home
3 bedroom 2 bathroom
Located on a culd-de-sac! Isn't it cute?

It was built in 1999 and has a fenced-in back yard. The neighborhood has two ponds that are stocked with fish. Fishing is actually encouraged which is rare. I have to admit that was a selling point for me. We met the retired neighbors across the street and they moved there because of the fishing!

We are hoping that Sanibel does not try to jump this fence. I think that it is tall enough to keep her corralled. We will see...

Even the back yard is landscaped nicely! We like this birch tree in the corner!

Two level deck

I can't wait to spend the summer on this deck! You know that I will!

Welcome to the entry

Hallway that leads to the bedrooms. Another selling point for me is that it is a ranch. No stairs! I love that the bedrooms are all together. I can put up a gate and keep everybody in one place and that includes the dog. This is a great floorplan for young kids.

Living Room. I like that I can see into the living room from the kitchen! That is a great thing about a small house. I can see and hear everything.

As much as I like red, the red wall has gotta go away. It is a small space and the red wall is visually breaking it up. The pass thru looks into the kitchen!

More of the red wall. It will be tough to cover. Another great thing about a small house is less cleaning. Cleaning is not really my thing...I would rather be out on the deck!

Fireplace! It is gas so we don't have to worry about messing with wood. Phil was so cute...he said that we will have a place to hang our Christmas stockings! The cable connection is to the right and left of the fireplace. We already purchased an armoire to house our TV and other electronics and it will live in the corner to the left of the fireplace. It is our first "real" furniture purchase in our 6 years of marriage! Very exciting. It will be delivered to my mom and dad's tomorrow.

Looking forward to evening fires in the winter!

Bright sunny window

Kitchen. All of the appliances stay. Our first project will be to tile this area with ceramic tile.

Not a lot of cabinets...I already have a few creative ideas to remedy this situation.

The tile will extend into the dining area. We have to have tile in these areas because of the sliding patio door. Dogs and boys frequenting this area could get messy.

Washer and Dryer stay!

A major selling point for me was the master bedroom, bathroom and closet. Here is the master bedroom. It is roomy!

Doors to the bath and walk-in closet.

Master closet.

Jetted garden tub!

Separate shower and tub! Very nice.

Pretty roomy I would say. Our biggest bathroom yet!

Lot's of storage in the vanity!

Micah's room and closet.

Luke's bedroom has a laminate floor

Luke having fun in his new room!

Second bathroom

This room is getting tile too. The carpet will get ruined!

The garage is even nice. That wood paneled wall is a complete pegboard! We have never had a two car garage before! So exciting.

The timing of everything has been amazingly perfect. We are going to be able to close in early May which means we can move when our lease ends in Bloomington May 15th. We will only have to move once! That is a huge blessing. We were praying that we would make the right choice on location. Phil had to sign up a few weeks ago to take the bar class in Ft. Wayne. We took a chance that we would be able to move before the class started. Luckily we found something! This afternoon we found out that the BAR class in Ft. Wayne is going to happen and it will be at Trine University! We looked it up on the map and it is only 3 miles from our new house! We had no idea but it seems that we picked the right house!


Karen said...

It's such a cute house, Allison!!! Congrats! We're happy for you guys!

Jessica Brown said...

yay - looks great! congratulations! you guys will have so much fun working on the place - i look forward to seeing the progress!

Strobels said...

Congrats Wagler Family. We wish you the best with your new home and career!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...