Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A Bit About Our New (old) House.

i think i've been searching for this house in my heart since i was a little girl. when jonathan and i started talking about an older home and the character and history of a house that has lived many lives, we searched for the right real estate agent first. one that understood our vision, goal, lifestyle, interests, even down to the details of how we want to raise our kids. we found Chris Hanson who specializes in historic Newburgh homes. he understood our rather "quirky" list of must haves, and really understood our even longer list of must - not haves. we searched for a while having been let down a few times in the process by houses that we got our hopes up in and then the door on those shut. until we drove up to number 13. when pulling up to this house both jonathan and i received a peace about it before we even stepped foot in the front door. and then once we got in the front door we soon saw that it had everything. our house was built in the early 1900's. having had a few homeowners, i only know about the most recent ones. they lived in the house for 21 years, raised their kids there, and grew their family in the back yard. we are going to the town to get the deeds on the house to find out about the origins of the home, so for now it's a bit of a mystery. a big, beautiful, charming mystery. we are in the process now of restoring it. but our vision is to keep as much of the original details as we can. 

if you want to find out more about Chris Hanson, who is by far the most interesting and friendly real estate agent, you can check out his web site here.

if you want to find out more about historic Newburgh and the restoration of this beautiful city that i love so much, you can find it here.

Chris's neighbor and friend is Door Sixteen. you can read even more about Newburgh over at her blog.

jonathan has been pulling staples out of the hardwood floors after ripping out the carpet upstairs. then we have to take the wallpaper down. we've already met so many of our neighbors. graycen was out playing with about six kids the other day when we were over there working. she tells me she loves it there already. dune and lars were just sort of following all the big kids around and loving every bit of it. we are planting our roots here and we are proud and excited to do so. 

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