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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6 responses to “More photos of the house

  1. Congratulations to you guys on your new digs!

  2. Many thanks, Deb. We had our home inspection this afternoon. Our home has a few nicks and scratches but all things considered, she’s a beaut.

  3. I won’t let Aunt Martha see this since she’ll want to find a house like that and probably want to move over there to your neighborhood and all that comadre stuff.
    I’ll just tell her you found a real “poresito” fixer-upper and that you asked for prayer or something like that. (Remember what I said about blogs last time. I felt like I was going to Madera & wound up in Manhatten by mistake.)
    Felicitaciones!

  4. so lovely! congratulations!

  5. patricia

    i love it!!! congratulations again!!!!

  6. Thanks, Patricia! I can’t wait to have the two of you over for dinner. We can open the French doors in the dining room and have a little al fresco dining. Then we can go for a walk and work off my wife’s good cooking.

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