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!