We have a bit of an announcement.
Wendy and I have been working on our house for just over nine years now (and blogging about the adventure for about one year). During this same period we've seen other homes renovated, skyscrapers built, neighborhoods constructed, children grow up, even massive bridges and highway projects erected (and we all know how long those take). Well, we're still not done with our house, but I think we're pretty much done with our house.
Not only are we not done renovating, we're not even close to done, and we just don't see the value in it anymore.
Sure, this whole process was kind of...an experience. But most of all, we didn't get much out of it. So what now? Well...
We're putting our house up on the market. We figure it's a good time. We don't have a ton of personal investment in the house, so we're ready to just move on.
We'll be spending the next several weeks taking out much of the historic character we added back into the house over the years (you can get big bucks for it at salvage yards you know), and we'll be working to make the whole house neutral.
We're hoping to get a buyer who wants to just renovate the whole house as a complete gut job. We're really hoping for a buyer whose only real vocabulary in a house is "open concept floor plan." I mean, that's the only thing that might make the house decent.
Once we sell our house, I think we're going to buy a house in the middle of the 'burbs, something built in the 2000s preferably. Our hope is that we won't have to do anything to the house in the least bit. We'll be able to just move in, furnish it, and we'll be good to go.
We'll probably sell all of our current furniture on Craigslist and just buy a large furniture set from Marlo or something. If we're really lucky, we'll have enough room for one of those extra deep couches.
We'll be sure to blog about the whole project, or at least the lack of projects. I really can't wait to live in a place like this. I'm over old houses, don't care about history, don't see myself as any sort of a steward, and would like to wish you all a happy April Fool's Day. See you all on Monday.