They have decided to downsize from their big house in a "up and coming" neighborhood before the economy takes it's toll. And have chosen to move to a smaller home in an older and more established neighborhood.
Mr. B and I drove out to see the perspective home today and spent a very enjoyable afternoon with them.
They have such great plans on restoring the curb appeal to it's time period..it was built in 1911..
Neither of them are much for "old fashioned" but rather a clean, minimal almost "arts & crafts" period of look.
....and the inside has been "flipped" to be a beautiful charmer..high ceilings, dark wood polished floors,wood mouldings and lovely colors of paint.. and a new kitchen!
So, a fixed up porch for sitting on sunny days..a cute little fence..great window boxes and shutters, some pretty landscaping and their house will be a home..
This window is part of the garage they plan on replacing...and I 've already put "dibs" in it..
This is an old school house not far from the home..
We saw an area of the valley we really didn't know was there.
Sometimes, I think we get into such a "go-to-work-come-home-rest-go-back-and-do-it-again" mentality, and except for vacations, don't get to know our own areas all that well.
And we have some really great areas..just look:
That was our Saturday..how ways yours??
ps...I may have taken this vintage photography a bit far...