Saturday, February 14, 2009

To Build or Not to Build

Ok, so I've been a lazy blogger the last month. We've had so much going on it's unbelievable. For the last 6 months we have been coordinating a 2,000 square foot remodel to our house. Below is one of the architectural renderings of it. The left side of the house is what is existing. The two story rendering is the addition.

From Drop Box

Well, we finally got bids on everything and decided to scrap the project. I love this house but I don't think I can live through a remodel of this magnitude. Also, the existing house was built in 1957. We were really worried about opening the "Pandora's Box" when it came to refurbishing the older space to coincide with the new. And finally, the project was just too danged expensive!

Since, we've got 3 kids (filthy, loud, obnoxious but adorable boys) and 3 dogs, we knew we'd have to move somewhere else to accommodate us. Enter, Ginger. I told her of our dilemma and she showed us some houses. To be honest, we'd been looking on for a while. We fell in love with one particular house. It has 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. The master is downstairs! Woot! There is plenty of space for all of us to fan out and not be right on top of each other. Close of escrow should be the beginning of March. Here it is:

I hope I don't jinx it lol.