Before I start overloading you with house pictures, I have to inform you that we are NOT moving to Rome Ga. LOL...As if.....
BUT! Remember this awesome house I showed you?
We actually did take a little day trip up there to see this AWESOME mid-century modern
home estate, and although I totally fell in LOVE with the property (Ernesto loved it too!) it is just not in the right location.
It was impressive to say the least. Could I see myself living in this awesome room of windows with views of green foothills? Hell. Yes.
If it was in an Atlanta suburb, we would consider it. (and I don't want to live in the suburbs) BUT! A whole different city? And a small one to boot? No can do. This did make me consider it though.....
Also to note...if this house WAS in Atlanta, it would be closer to $3 MILLION! (So at $399k it is a bargain - way more space and coolness than we can get in Atlanta for that price!)
The kids favorite feature?
The spiral staircase! Oh yeah! Hours of fun, right in the den!
Let's go back to the front door.
This is my view as I walk to let in my cute little visitors. Look at the shaped boxwoods...
The japanese maples in my courtyard!!
The view from the kitchen looks like you are in the mountains. (When really you are just on top of a hill-but still)
A grand brick patio for entertaining....
Hello to my HUGE viburnum (aka:snowball)! UGH!
A HUGE yard and future pool area (just to make it a PERFECT 10!)
I KNOW! The list goes on and on....Doesn't my car look fabulous pulling out of our estate?!
I would really feel like a rich movie star living in this house.
We had lunch and then hung out at the splash pad on the river.
But alas, it is not in the cards for us.
Let's get back to [the much more expensive] housing in Atlanta.
This house was/is awesome and has the BEST location! It came on the market a couple weeks ago, we went to the open house the next day. Ernesto was ready to put an offer in on the spot.
Flipping through the pics, you can see the original owners still had everything original. It had to be Don Draper!
Then we would head out back to our POOL and big back yard! Ahhhhhhhh just perfect!
Needless to say, that baby went under contract the next day. While at the open house, they were accepting bids on furniture or really anything in the house as the owners had passed away.
This beautiful painting was in the basement laundry room. Ha! Anyway I left a bid for $50 and apparently no one else wanted it....because here she is on my mantel.
She is not going to live there permanently, but I want to just stare at her. There is something about her that I love, not to mention the beautiful yellow. Paired with a GOLD frame too? Yes! I think it will be so pretty against my dark blue bedroom walls.
I LOVE this house too! It's HUGE, in a gorgeous neighborhood (Amberwood) and listed as a short sale, but still $100k more than our budget. (update:they just reduced it by $25k) Who knows, maybe it will be reduced more!
Look at the back of it! LOVE LOVE LOVE! It does seem to be in need of some major landscaping help, which we would be happy to work on. It has FIVE bedrooms !!!
This little house is pretty cool as well, (Brookhaven) I love the flat roof but it's not enough house for the price!
We liked it, but the inside, although spacious and nicely done, was nothing SPECIAL. What actually made us go look at it?
Oh yes! I am kinda loving the idea of us having a pool! This guy LOVED the idea!
Again with the wrong location and $$$, but this house is awesome!
Its got everything we are looking for...except the basement! Loving the light bright rooms, big windows and the beams! Also look at the colored bottles in the window. I like that.
This beauty just popped up in Decatur. Not really in our desired area, and over our max budget, but still fun to
drool over look at!
Ok, and one last house...in the BURBS. (Dunwoody for you Atlantans) No doubt a very nice area to live,being a more upscale suburb on the North side of Atlanta. Great schools yada yada yada...but...but OTP.
Yes that is a thing here: ITP (inside the perimeter) and OTP (outside the perimeter) We are an ITP kind of family. We want to be close to the city and to all the "things" that have made us love Atlanta over the last 16 years. OMG I can't believe it has been that long!
Ernesto wants to go see it (just for fun he says), but honestly I am a little scared...I think I will love it too much. And it is just TOO FAR from everything that we have grown to love in the heart of the city. (not to mention the Spanish school that I would like the kids to attend)
What do you think?
It's cool right? Built the LAST YEAR of "mid-century" (1979) this house leans towards 80's vintage...which I am oddly a fan of...
Oh the windows and light!
Oh those beams!
Needs new flooring and kitchen, but definately great bones.
Oh yeah!! If anyone would drive out to visit, it would be party time!!
NOPE! Not going OTP.
I'm feeling sad to go 7 miles from Grant Park (our desired area near briarcliff and N. Druid Hills) and OTP would feel like a whole different city. We would never get down to the Beltline or Krog Street, Piedmont Park, Ponce City Market. I know things can change but right now I am not ready to give that up.