After months of online house shopping and close to a dozen in person viewings we are happy to announce that we have a new house! She may not look like much right now but she has a ton of unique features and lots of untapped potential (not sure why I refer to it as a female, haha). This one owner property came on the market for the first time as an estate sale. As soon as I saw the listing online I had a gut feeling that this home was meant for us. Tough part about this process was that the sellers were holding off offers for a week and they priced it low in order to generate a multiple bid situation. Although I know one shouldn't get emotional about purchasing a home, I have to admit the days leading up to the offer presentation were a little stressful. Amongst 5 other bids, thanks to our hardworking agent, our offer was accepted and now we patiently await the closing day. I must point out that I had not even seen the place in person upon making our offer. I put 100% trust in Steve (aka Hubby) to make the call and I am so happy to report that he made a great choice, he knew I would love it!
One of the most important things that we like about this home is the neighbourhood. It is located in St. Catharines, Ontario in charming Port Dalhousie.
Our humble brick bungalow is walking distance to the beach, local restaurants, a brewery, parks, shopping and the marina. It also offers fabulous dedicated biking trails that lead you directly to Niagara on the Lake, with all signs pointing to the wine route. This lifestyle could potentially be trouble without discipline. ;)
For now I sit and dream with excitment of all the possibilities that this house affords in terms of renovation potential. However, patience is something I have learned to practice over the past fews years in my line of work as a designer. Gone are the days of jumping in head first with a heart full of hope but no real plan. I will approach this project as I approach projects with my clients. Taking the time to plan and analyze the best approach before breaking out that sledgehammer. Hubby will be happy to hear, of that I am sure! Stay tuned for future updates as we progress later in the fall, thanks for checking in!