The first piece of property I purchased was a spacious condo with incredible city views.  It had floor to ceiling windows throughout, a cozy den with built in bookcases, formal dining room and living room, a swanky wet bar, and a massive master bedroom, bathroom, and closet.   At the time, I was in my early/midish-twenties, did not want a yard or the hassle of maintaining a home.  A condo fit the bill perfectly.  I could lock my door and leave for weeks at a time, without having to worry about anything.  After a couple of years, I was ready for a change.  Some of the features that attracted me to condo living in the beginning, eventually became a hassle.  At the beginning of the year I made up my mind that I was ready for a house.  

My Wishlist Included the Following:

  • Established neighborhood with large trees and character
  • Walkable and centrally located
  • Some green space where I could entertain outdoors
  • A yard that was big enough for Teddy, but not too big
  • Approximately 2,000- 2,500 square feet
  • A house that needed to be redone from top to bottom, inside and out

My wishlist narrowed down the area pretty quickly, and I began looking at homes in the Yalecrest or Harvard/Yale area of Salt Lake City, Utah.  I looked at dozens of houses over the course of a couple months and nothing felt right. Then my realtor told me about a new listing. When I walked through I instantly knew it was the perfect house.  After several hours of anxiously waiting and a competitive counter offer, the seller accepted and my realtor called me close to midnight to tell me the good news.  This picture was taken that night!