Monthly Archives: July 2007

More photos of the house

It appears the Rivera Family is in escrow. We still can’t believe it. It’s a bit removed from my teen-age dream of renting a warehouse loft in Paris, but we’re near a museum. I suppose that has cachet.

Enough of my blabbering, on with the show. (Click on the photos to enlarge.)
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The curb shot. I love the amount of old-growth trees in my hood.

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The front porch. The French doors open to the dining room. I can see many Sunday afternoons al fresco dining in our future.

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The living room, complete with original hardwood floors in fabulous condition.

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The dining room, with built in hutch. I can’t believe we bought this place. It’s everything we were looking for.

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The study nook. It’s big enough to be functional and small enough to contain the sprawl. Notice the small hole in the wall at right. I don’t even have to come to dinner! The missus can just feed me sandwiches through the hole! Lapses in productivity solved!

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The kitchen. Small but functional with windows. The open floor plan creates a lot of ambient light.

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I see a remodel in the future, beginning with that forest green shower curtain. Blech.

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The rather sizable bedroom. After living in apartments for several years, it’s odd to have so much space.

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Bedroom No. 2, more than ample for a crib, as my mother has noted.

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The laundry room is in a separate room surrounded with windows in the back of the house. Steps in front of the railing lead to the basement.

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The detached, single-car garage with an adjoining room. We’ll need to buy a garage door, but there isn’t much need for  safeguarding my old clunker.

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The back of the house and part of the yard.

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The rest of the yard. They even put in a new fence.

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In addition to taking a month off, I recently …

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BOUGHT A HOUSE! Yep, the missus and I wrote out a check for an insane amount of money, by my estimation, for what the banking industry calls a good faith deposit.

It’s an adorable craftsman-style bungalow built in the early 1920s, on a tree-lined street with built in cabinets, french doors that open to the front porch and a big back yard on which our future children will play.

We’re right down the street from Victory Park, a lovely local park near University of the Pacific, and home to the Haggin Museum. The museum has an amazing array of exhibits for its size; they also sponsor docent-led art excursions to San Francisco and beyond.

We howled all the way home about how grown up we feel. We celebrated our four-year wedding anniversary Thursday. Now we’ve passed another milestone.

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