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In the summer of 2011 I purchased my very first home. I actually started my blog right before that and I actually documented the entire building process on here but that was back when my photography skills were mediocre at best and I’m pretty sure every pic was super dark and blurry and I may or may not have deleted them all at some point. HA!
Luckily since then my photography skills have improved and the camera on my iPhone is much better!
If you have been reading this blog for any amount of time then you know I put my house on the market last summer. I listed it, it was under contract and I was moved out all within a month. It was CRAZY. It was FUN. And it was also bittersweet. This was my first home. I brought my Sophie pup home here and it was the only house she ever knew. She had a HUGE backyard to run free in.
She misses this house. And while I was glad to be free of the responsibility of home ownership and just be a renter for a while I miss it too.
I realized the other day that I never shared my final photos of the house on here and since this was such an important chapter in my life (and I LOVED the decor here) I want it documented.
I staged my home myself. I Marie Kondoed the crap out of it before that was even a thing. I started a few months before I listed it and I went through every single drawer, closet and piece of furniture. I took sooooo many loads of stuff to Goodwill. I sold SO MUCH STUFF on Facebook and Poshmark. Who knew one person (and a dog) could accumulate so much stuff? It was unreal.
Ok, ok. Enough rambling. Here is my Riveria Cove (there street I lived on) home tour!!
First up…the entryway/hall. When you walk in the house you see a hallway that led to the living room and kitchen. Immediately to the right are two bedrooms, one a guest bedroom and one a home office, and the guest bathroom.
Down the hallway and on the right was the master suite. The master bedroom was HUGE and had it’s own attached bathroom and closet. I LOVED that closet!!
The end of the hallway opened up into the living room/kitchen/dining room. The thing I loved about this home was the open floor plan. I loved being able to cook dinner and still see everything that was going on in the living room!
This door off the dining room led into the laundry room, pantry and garage.
This pantry was a huge selling point for me. I LOVE a big pantry!
And the door on the other side of the dining room led to the back porch. There was a HUGE backyard because this house is situated on the corner of a cup-de-sac.
So there you have it, a tour of the very first home I bought and sold myself. Like I said earlier, I LOVED that house and I do miss it but I also love the freedom of not being a responsible homeowner and I do love the money I have saved by renting.
Will I be a homeowner again in the future? I’m sure I will but for now I think renting suits me (and Sophie).
Happy Monday! I hope you have a fabulous week!!