This Old House 1: Intro

We’re preparing to say goodbye to our little old house on Cedar Lane this month. I wanted to share a few favorite memories and highlights from our past 8 years in our little yellow house on the hill.

Today, a brief overview of  this old house. Keri and I bought this — our first home — in our 2nd year of marriage back in 2006. The market had just reached the peak and we bought (like many other suckers) right before the crash. We were barely scraping by financially and it was almost impossible to find a house in the Lake Minnetonka area under $200K back then that wasn’t a meth lab or needing total remodel. This was a cute, affordable move-in-ready option and we didn’t look back.

We were not practical people looking for efficiency. We were looking for that old, charming cottage house with character and quirks. We found it!  Built in 1918, our house must have been the original farm house in our neighborhood that grew up around it in the 1950s-1960s. Standing since the end of the first World War, the walls are leaning, the floors are sloped and squeaky, the ceilings are low (oops!), and the windows cute and drafty.  And we love it.

We are proud of all the improvements we’ve made during our time here. It has never looked better — both inside and out. Of course, there’s a big difference between a house and a home. The photos below show you the house. But In the coming days I’ll share some of the ways that this house became our beloved home.

Enjoy some photos and if you know anybody looking for a cute, affordable home in the Mound area please send them the link to our listing HERE.



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