Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Our New House

On Sunday night, David and I bought a new house in a lovely Calgary neighborhood. We did the home inspection today and the results were excellent. It is a meticulously cared-for house. We take possession Dec.1, provided that we finalize our mortgage. No problems foreseen as we were pre-approved for a higher price already.

Here are a couple of early photos. Owned by an older couple with a penchant for lovely antiques (good), pink (bad), and flowers (nice in the garden, not so nice on wallpaper). It even has a potting shed, a mayday tree (I think), a gorgeous garden with many plants we have yet to ID, lovely dark hardwood floors, a library (wood panelling, fireplace), and about a dozen other rooms. A great improvement over my 800ft2 condo. Don't know how I feel about making a bigger environmental footprint after all my years of living in sensible, small spaces. But hey, I can use some storage. : )

Next step...a lawyer to seal the deal, booking movers, buying a lot of decorating magazines. We are going to change the decor to a more quietly soothing, earthy theme.


  1. Congratulations! It looks like a fabulous home. It looks very spacious. Your garden look beautiful. Enjoy!


    That is an absolutely WONDERFUL home!

    The one thing that I think about the environmental footprint, is that you also have the ability to plant more plants than you did in your appartment, so it kinda evens out.

    I'm so thrilled, be sure to keep us up to date with all the house goings on!!

  3. congrats to you!! that's fabulous, it's such a beautiful home! is the tree pictured the mayday tree? i've never really heard of that before. :) i'm so excited for you !

    hope you are well. :)

    (this is the 15th time i've tried to post my comment.....)

  4. matteo 8112:07 pm

    Congratulations, it's really a lovely place.

  5. Congratulations!!!

    I love the kitchen. It's so bright and open. And the garden is just beautiful. What a great house!

  6. Congratulations! It looks fantastic. I love how open the main living space is. And the garden is gorgeous. How fun!

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