Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Not what I Imagined...

We found a house!




3507 N Normandie St              


This little brick Tudor house from the 30's is not at all what I envisioned as my first house. After finding out we had to move after being unpacked for only 2 weeks we decided that we didn't want to stay in this homesitting business. We thought when we signed up to sit the home we are in that we would have 3-6 months or even a year to house shop and find our dream home. Sometimes things don't go as planned. We got really serious about finding something and spent every night looking. It was exhausting and not the fun adventure I wanted it to be. 


Just when we didn't think we were going to find anything in our price range we found this little gem. The neighborhood is quiet and filled with houses similar to the one we are buying. Oddly enough, when we started we completely ruled out houses that had less than 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. This one is a 2 bedroom with only 1 bathroom. The thing that sold us on it is that it has a full basement that we can grow into, as well as an unfinished attic. I am talking a huge unfinished attic with windows. 


Some of my favorite things about this house we are going to buy is that on the inside it has what I call old world charm. Every single doorknob is an antique crystal knob. If you know me you know that I am into that kind of stuff. Also there is a red stained glass window in the bathroom that opens! It has arches and original restored woodwork and hardwood floors. I like to say..."It is charming."

Here is another picture of the back. Stay tuned for our renovations, restorations, and decorations!

3507 N Normandie St              
Oh and by the way I did not take these pictures I got them off the Windermere website, the grass is not that green yet here.

8 comments:

Annajean D. said...

Oh my goodness! It is ADORABLE! Good luck!!!!

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Tracy said...

I LOVE your new house. I think it is so charming and perfect in every way. I love that you will have a full attic- what a dream! I can't wait to see how you use your talents and decorate the inside! Seriously can't wait!

Marci said...

Wow! I love it! I can't wait to see the inside! Congratulations!

lissalynn said...

so cute i am SO jealous! you are going to make that house a home by the next time i check your blog i am sure of it. congratulations

Kathleen said...

What a CUTE house. It will be fun to see change in to your "HOME SWEET HOME". Kathleen

Jen Shigley said...

It is CHARMING!!! I love it. This is a place that you can make your own. Congratulations!

Jeff and Andrea Ashmore Family said...

Andrea this is nothing what I expected after talking to you today! It looks absolutely darling.
Someday soon we will finish our phone conversation.
Take care!