Sunday, March 8, 2009

Good News..........

Our House is:




The buyers did a home inspection on Friday and signed off on all the waivers. So we will be moving from this house on May 1st.

Here are a couple of photos of the house we are buying, it was a pretty overcast day and it was raining:




We close on this house on April 28th, as the place is filthy and I wanted a couple of days to make a start on the cleaning before we move our stuff in.

It's a 1907 house, with a formal living room, country kitchen/dining room, a full bathroom and a mud room extension on the side. On the back of the house is an extension with a main floor family room, and a big room underneath it with a patio door walk out. That room will be partitioned off to make a laundry room, and a large rec room.

Upstairs there were three bedrooms, but one has been knocked into one big one, which will be ours, plus a spacious double bedroom. Another full bathroom, and there is a door in the bathroom which leads up to the attic.

We need to insulate the attic, add a couple more windows and move the stairs and that is going to be a great sewing room/bedroom. There is a bit of work to be done on this house, but we are so looking forward to moving.

Then there are 4.8 acres of land, that is going to be so much fun sorting all that out. My birthday is coming up in the middle of the month and I have requested a pair of pink wellies/rain boots for my birthday off ds, as I am going to be out in the garden a lot, as it is a wilderness!!

I should say we have named this place Windy Hill, as its on the top of a hill and is quite exposed and windy!!!

30 comments:

LizBeth said...

Oh, that looks like so much fun! Well, work, too, but you'll have something you'll really love. The acreage will be wonderful -- so many things you could do with it.

Lindsay said...

How exciting! Sounds as if you will be really busy. Lots of luck.

Sara said...

Congrats Gill! That's great news about your house selling. Your new house looks so amazing. What a change from your current house!

a pot, a thought & a smidgen of dirt said...

How exciting about the new house, I love it, and brill news about selling your old house. Am really pleased for you Fiona

Lakeland Jo said...

It looks fab. Will enjoy reading all about it.
Good luck with the refurb

Gaynor said...

Over 4 acres will be a toughy to keep in control..but I can guarantee you will be fit!
Congrats on a fairly quick and easy house sale/buy ( tho it probably didnt feel like it at the time lol). It looks lovely

Cathy said...

Hello Gill
Out with theold and in with the new!
Lots of hard work ahead which I'm sure you'll not mind once the better weather arrives. Look forward to hearing all about the renovations as they go ahead.
Is it far from where you are living at the moment?
Take care
Cathy

Gill - That British Woman said...

The house is a 50 minute drive North of where we live, so I will be talking a lot more about the bad weather next Winter!!!

Gill

Rinkly Rimes said...

You're such a well-organised person that moving house will be a breeze!

Margaret's Ramblings said...

What a wonderful challenge. I am a little envious, haha. It must be so exciting for you both. I think your wellies will look great but maybe pair it with a good mackintosh for those rainy day. I'm so excited for you. Margaret


my verification word is "dunce", Gill you will know just how apt that is.

softinthehead said...

WOW Gill it looks great - have fun renovating and gardening. Looking forward to hearing all about it.

Stephanie D. said...

Can't wait to see the outside in about a year! It's going to be so gratifying to work it out just as you want.

We'll be waiting for those inside pics--especially the sewing room!

Rudee said...

You'll love all that property. Congratulations!

Denise said...

Fantastic Gill, I am so happy for you. It looks a lovely place. Congratulations on the sale of your house and on buying your new one.

SusieH said...

What a lovey shape to the house...and the stones are so beautiful. have fun packing up and transplanting!

Janeen said...

Congratulations you kids! ha ha

Ruth's Place said...

Congrats! Your new house looks wonderful.

Catherine said...

Congratulations!! Your new home looks absolutely fabulous!

Jo, a retired teacher said...

Congratulations on the sale of your house in this difficult market. I hope you love the new place.

scrappy quilter said...

I'm doing a happy dance here and saying God is good. I'm so happy for you friend. I love the house and the inside is georgous. I know it will soon go from being a house you bought to being a home you bought. Have fun decorating and enjoying that wonderful piece of land. The name is perfect!!

Canadian Saver said...

Congratulations!!

I love the house :-)

2sweetnsaxy said...

How exciting!! Congratulations!
:-)

Evelyn said...

what a beautiful home! does it remind you more of the UK?
I am sure it was all your diligent cleaning that made the other house a quick sale!

Titania said...

It looks like to be a great house when all is finished and ready as you like it. It looks beautiful on the hill and the big space around it is like a park. I wish you happiness in your new home.

Winifred said...

Looks like a lovely house.

My granddaughter wears pink Hunters. My daughter just weras the usual green for mucking out the horse. If she wore pink she'd spend more time washing them.

Maybe you should get a horse to control the land. Well you'll have the wellies!

Tea Time With Melody said...

Looks like a great adventure. Does the house sit on a cliff? I can already imagine all the possibilities.

Caroline said...

So looking forward to hearing about your renovations on your new house as you go about them. How exciting. Love the look of your new house. The cloudy day made it look even more mysterious.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Congratulations!!
Your house sold quicker than I expected. Yayyy!

QuiltedSimple said...

Looks like an awesome house you will be moving to! Congrats on selling your house so quickly!
Kris

Linda said...

Congratulations Gill!