Hallelujah! We found a new house to rent!
We move at the end of January and are very excited for a new place. We've lived in a tiny (but nice) Mother-In-Law apartment within a house for 3 years. We'll still be in Redmond, but in a darling 1922 house right in downtown Redmond near all the restaurants, shops, yoga, and most importantly, Value Village (it's like The Goodwill). It's the only house from it's era left in the vicinity and we just adore it. It's on .27 acres and we have plans of clearing some of the bramble to make room for ducks. Adam and I had ducks in Utah and fell in love with their happy attitudes. (Read about our first and favorite duck, Martin, here. Other duck adventures - including duck diapers - here, here, and here).
Here's a quick virtual tour:
The front room:
The GAME ROOM with wood burning fireplace!
we'll have books, games, D&D stuff, couches, blankets...all you need for a Seattle winter:
The large kitchen with big cupboards. That door leads to an enclosed mud room/storage area:
Looking in from the mud room:
Washer and dryer in the kitchen...a little weird, but it's an old house.
Downstairs bathroom (missing a tub):
This is the downstairs room. I think it will be the sewing and clothes room with our dressers, a big cutting table, and desk for sewing machine.
It's the only room with any kind of closet to speak of:
Then, going upstairs via the stairs in the game room, here is Elliott's new room:
the view from his room to ours:
and this is one of the best parts about this house - the reading room (between the two bedrooms upstairs). I'm definitely going to make bookshelves on each side of the window:
The upstairs bathroom (unfortunately, the sink has hot and cold are separate):
Cute bathroom window (minus the blinds):
This medicine cabinet:
will soon be changed to this!
Under the stairs, there is a little cubby that would be cute with a tiny desk, chair and lamp for Elliott:
Now we just have to move our things and get to work!