Saturday, April 11, 2009

Close Escrow and Floors!

We closed escrow on Monday the 6th! We're so excited and happy. We cannot believe how fortunate we are to have found this beautifully maintained house. This great pic of Jonathan and myself holding our keys was taken by our awesome real estate agent Gregg Fujita. I totally reccomend Gregg if you want to move over here to "The Island" 
So there's a big list of stuff to do but only a couple things to take care of 
before we move in. We need to open up one doorway to connect the two units from the inside. So my folks have driven down from Seattle to help us rip out the 2nd kitchen and make an entryway out of it. 

We took a few more pics of the back yard 'cause ya'll were asking to see what it looks like. It looks BIG! and BLANK! We can pretty much do whatever we want. Woohoo!

I'm thinking herb garden. Some bamboo on the edges in planters to block out the neighbors. I'm sure they'll appreciate it too. I want wisteria and Jonathan wants a Japanese maple leaf tree + a Koi pond. I guess our house will be Mod-Vic inside and Japanese Garden on the outside. 

So once we got the keys we went inside with Rooster and ripped up the carpets in the second unit. Holy shit we hit the JACKPOT! Even MORE hardwood floors! We have original hardwood floors in 6 rooms! And they are all different patterns! Not kidding. They all need to be sanded and refinished. But almost all are in really good shape. The entryway might need to just be tiled till we can afford to replace the damaged section. We can wait on that. For right now we'll stain the rest of the floors a little darker (since that's the way we roll) . 
Here's the pics of the floors in each room:

Bedroom #1 & #2

Parlor and Dining Room:                                         

Here's the entryway that was previously under linoleum and a refrigerator
 for many many years. We might hold off on fixing this for a while. I anticipate a grand or more in repairs for this kind of thing. It's pretty damaged but we'll hold onto it till later. 

So that's it for the moment! My parents are here with all their tools to give us a hand. We got our permit from the city and are going to open up the doorway on Sunday. YAY! We already met several neighbors and neighbor kitties. Everyone is really friendly and we're so happy to be on this block! More to come....


Jen said...

Congrats, pretty lady! That is awesome. My fiance and I are considering making the move to the SF area and are looking at Alemeda. Job is the determining factor.

Anyway, love to you both & at some point we'll catch up.

Robert said...

Awesome floors! great yard, can't wait to see it once you finish it. Guess we should plan a trip up north so we could take a look at it first hand!