We’re Homeowners!

We’re Homeowners!

I am so excited to announce that Matt & I have just bought our very first house together as a married couple – We’re Homeowners! (All together now, “awww!”).

We are so excited for more space!  Our new house is 1,996 square feet.  It is a 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom walk-out rambler. It was built in 1965 and has all the potential in the world.  We are so excited to move in and get our hands dirty DIY-ing and updating the house!  Our lot is .57 acres in the western suburbs of Minnesota.  More photos of the interior to come soon, I promise!

Here it is!

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Now, I wish I would have posted more about our first living situation, but here was the rundown:

Pre-marriage:
Matt owns a duplex and rented out half and lived in half for a few years.  Great location in adorable, quaint Excelsior, MN.  I live in a tiny 700 sq ft house (often referred to as “the dollhouse”) 2 miles away from Matt.  Yes, it was small, but it was just me, and my cat Lewis.

Marriage:
Just before our wedding, Matt moved into my tiny 700 sq ft house and made his duplex an official “income property” (pretty much his dream & favorite HGTV show).  This was totally the right move for us, but the space was, well – tight.

Our Old House:
Just to give you an idea, 700 square feet is about a half of a stall bigger than a two stall car garage.  Even more interesting, our house was 2 levels.  The top (main) level you walked through the front door into the living room.  Off the living room is 2 “bedrooms “.  I use quotations since one of them was my/our walk-in closet.  The kitchen?  A bathroom?  Oh, those are in the basement.  Seriously.  Weird I know.  Walk down the stairs into the kitchen, with a bathroom off of it and a utility room for laundry.  Crazy layout.  But hey, it worked.

Here was our old house, photo courtesy of Google maps.  The car in the neighbors driveway is a great example of “scale” 🙂

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Yay for being homeowners!

Cheers!

mallory

 

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