So, we decided we look at new developments, new construction. We looked everywhere and finally settled on a nice development with nice houses. These houses were generic new construction, open layout, no character. I decided to take my pal, Jennie, to see the model home we were choosing. She was polite and said it was nice. As we drove away, we decided to just drive around to look at the area. Jennie noticed a sign for a different development and said we should look. I remember turning down the street and seeing THE HOUSE. It was new construction but looked like a cottage. She said we should go in and look at it. We walked up to the front porch (with a ceiling fan!) and then went inside. It looked like the cutest cottage ever but it was big. It had old brick floors, beadboard, fireplaces, french doors and it was 2500 square feet of brand new house. There was no way we could afford that. It was too perfect. The look of an old house but the advantages of new construction. I asked the price knowing it would be way too high...but it wasn't! I couldn't believe it. The next day, I brought my husband to look at it. He loved it too. We moved in Dec. of 2001. I still love it. We are changing a few things now, just cosmetic redecorating. We are about to paint our shutters outside black and paint the columns all white...give it a little makeover. I can't wait. And guess what? We have the great neighbors, my son has childhood friends he is growing up with and we're creating wonderful memories for him.
I'm linking this to Our Suburban Cottage's "How I Met My House"