It took a week of heavy lifting, sorting, cleaning, selling, and donating. We are out of the old and into the new. I thought I'd reveal the house in stages, starting with the reason we bought it- the backyard. Our house sits on a lot and a half of roughly landscaped, wide open wild lawn that butts up to county acreage behind our back fence. We have a baseball field.
In case you are wondering, we did not relocate to Southern California, but, we are now the proud owners of 4 mature palm trees. This isn't something that exactly drew me to the house, but they are growing on me for some reason. We'll have to get a hammock to tie between the two that sit next to one another in the back of the yard. There is also a beautiful, full, branchy tree right in the center of the lot; the future home of a tree fort, and a little shed-turned-play house.
We'll be spending a lot of time out here this summer, as we get started on renovating top floor. We'll paint the old shed, put up a badminton net, camp under the stars. So many things about the house will change, but for now, this yard is perfect, and the Southern and Western facing views make you feel far away, even at the top of an unassuming cul-de-sac.