So it's official! We are able to move into our new house sooner than expected and that means that in two weeks we'll be signing the paperwork and getting the keys! June 30th as opposed to July 26th. Yeah!
As we began looking for houses we had several criteria in mind, this house met almost all of them and had a huge bonus back yard. It sits on a double lot and the yard is fenced in, with a swing set...even though it's old. Once Emmie sat herself in that swing I think both of us were sold. This was home. Sweet, cozy, home.
It's very different than our first old house, it more of a cottage which I look forward to decorating. The fun thing about this house is that it has a history. During prohibition this house was seized by the government for "illegal alcohol activities". Yep, they were bootlegging and hiding the goods in a secret space above the porch. When we visited the house we found the secret door to the space. We'll be searching for "clues" as Tom calls them once we move in.
Here are a few more pics:
The cool stove (Magic Chef circa 1930? 40?), upstairs hallway, front of house,& dining room. I can't wait to start landscaping outside, it will look so much better since there's nothing there at the moment!