There She Goes

Well, signs went up today on our beautiful home in Willow Glen. See here.

It’s tough. It was a dump with promising features when Bea & I purchased it in January of 1999 and I met the Realtor to pick up the keys with a crowbar in hand to knock out a kitchen / dining room wall to create a great room. My brother and & set beams and a column the next day, and then I began tearing out the carpet covering the white oak hardwood floors throughout. Since then, I’ve spent countless hours (hundreds and hundreds) myself, and supervised many tradesmen on improvements.

I’ll throw up some photos of the interior and the back yard this weekend, perhaps.

We’re actually downsizing. We bought one of these, last weekend.

Update: Here’s a listing with additional photos that can be enlarged by clicking on them.

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  1. Martian Anthropologist on July 29, 2005 at 21:13

    $880,000? Wow. Where do you live?

  2. Walter E. Wallis on July 30, 2005 at 09:12

    Good luck as you enter the dance.

  3. birdwoman on July 31, 2005 at 10:06

    Dude, that house is awesome. No wonder you're sad about giving it up. My house? Well, it's fine for me. The only thing about moving that would make me sad is the idea of moving. I can't imagine all the work!


  4. Adam Cilonis on August 1, 2005 at 09:45

    Why downsize? What made you guys decide on a loft? I have always loved the idea- Just looking at the pictures makes me miss that sweet house. What part will you miss the most and the least?

  5. Adam Cilonis on August 1, 2005 at 09:47

    HEY- didn't you and Bea live near this place before you bought your house?

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