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The Secret Revealed
By 86'n It on Oct 09, 2012
There are a bunch of reasons and it was a hard decision to make. (Actually, we've been debating this for over 2 years.)
Reasons include that of course, the renovations have taken WAY longer than we planned and have taken a pretty big financial toll on us. We can afford this house, we just aren't sure we WANT to afford it anymore. Make sense?
We love love love our neighborhood. We love the close proximity to downtown, we love the lot, we super love our neighbors too. This is going to be the hardest part to leave behind.
We really do love the house. Neither Marc nor I are big into historic homes, but we've had so much fun with this one. I love this house. Marc loves this house. We love what we've accomplished.
We are an architect and an architectural designer. Marc is 40, I'm 34. We aren't getting any younger and when we sit down and talk about what we always envisioned for our lives, we both say we always wanted to live in a a simple, uber-modern home. Always. I've dreamed about it since I was a little girl.
We love this house, but it is too big for us. It is 2,400sf and we routinely talk about wishing we could chop it right down the middle and get rid of half. We'd really like only 2-3 bedrooms, not 4. One living room, not two. And we'd love a workshop/office, not a huge inaccessible basement and small upstairs office. I think 1,600sf would be perfect for us.
Marc starts a new contract job on the 15th after being mostly out of work for the past month and a half. When we bought this house, we had and really thought we'd both want long-term, full time jobs at architecture firms forever and now that just isn't the case. So with this knowledge, we need a house that suits a more flexible life and work style. I'm ready stop stretching and stressing. SO ready.
No, really, I'll keep blogging because we have a HUGE to-do before Spring list. See it here.
Then, hopefully you will join us as we design and build our own crazy-modern home. I have a Pinterest board where I keep ideas. (In case you want to a peak into what we mean.)
Should be fun! And as always, thanks for reading!