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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Our New Home

I know it's been a little quiet since I posted about the old girl being gone. We've had a myriad of projects that we're working through at the buyer's request -- involving electricians, the City of Portland, drain cleaning services, furnace people, and all of the rest. In addition, we're selling off much of our personal furniture and belongings. There simply won't be room in 881 square feet. Actually, moving day will be rather easy....nothing to haul, quite frankly. The appraisal has been done on our current house; the results are not in quite yet but we don't expect any problems. Our loan documents on the new condominium will actually be ready this coming week, far earlier than we can actually move in. Our buyer here wants to close on Friday the 11th. So, best guess is a move around the 15th. We're moving to a beautiful, brand new condominium in the Beaumont Village area of Portland, along Fremont Street. It's an okay size, but the single bedroom is very small. It features bamboo hardwood floors, slab granite in the kitchen and bath, tile floors in the bath, fantastic GE Profile stainless steel appliances (far more expensive than I'd go out and buy for myself....plus a gas range, something I've never had before). It has 10x10 patio, on the top floor of the building, gas fireplace, air conditioning, underground secured parking, and the coolest windows ever....the European kind that open in several directions -- normally plus lean in from the top to provide a little airflow if desired. The living room has a little Mount Hood view (until the trees grow up or, more often, on those many days in Portland when you can't see a thing!). So, that's it...the update. Today, we have a funeral for a good friend -- a contagious spirit full of giggles and laughter, she was. Stolen from us at age 52 by pancreatic cancer. Ugh. Oh, and that plus it's going to be in the upper 90s here today. And that, my friends, is precisely why I require central air conditioning. (And, I must add, these pictures don't do a thing for the beauty of this place, unfortunately....oh, and one more thing, our unit is on the upper right top floor of the building, in the middle....come and visit, will you?....oh, that is if you don't mind sleeping bags on the floor.)




39 comments:

Anonymous said...

simply beautiful....youlll love the shops, eateries....and good friends close by...

God bless in your new home....

Edmund Rudolph and Tobylisious

Dave2 said...

Nice! Where's my room?

savante said...

Can't wait to see what happens after the renovation! The possibilities!

Stacey said...

Congratulations! It's lovely!

Breenlantern said...

First, my sympathies for the loss of your friend.

Second...FABULOUS new digs. I am SO jealous.

Third...we have air mattresses and love to travel. You will regret ever extending the invite. He he he

Francoism said...

Love the colours and the fireplace. Looks like such a great place, more pictures please

Lemuel said...

*very* nice!

I am surprised that you can stay in your current home beyond settlement. That was one of our nightmares. We had to be out by 8 am the day of settlement and could not move into our new place.

Good luck with everything. It does look like a very nice condo!

Archerr said...

Congrats! It looks and sounds great!

emeraldcityguy said...

It looks cute, but not sure I could do the downsize thing though Bryan wants us to. You'll love the gas stove once you get used to it, so much more control! Hot up here this weekend too and pride is tomorrow. :( Sorry about your loss!

Anonymous said...

Hi
I love your new place. Can't wait to come and visit :)
Talk to you soon

Lila

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a fabulous house!! :)

-Grego

anne marie in philly said...

loverly place!

congratulations!

WAT said...

The new place looks nice. I can't wait to come over unexpectedly!

LOLOL!

K-A said...

Congratulations on the new digs! I wish you all the best in your new home. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. …sending hugs your way.

Iron Fist said...

Sweet! Time for a house warming party!

RAD said...

super cute!!! Congrats!!!! Next time we are in Oregon we will stop by with some vodka so we can toast to it....Cant wait to see what you do with it..I am so ready to downsize too....

Nathan said...

I just love it! What a nice new home :)

Ur-spo said...

nothing like a new place, 'blank' to excite and make you think of the future - and IKEA purchases.

tornwordo said...

A lot less work in a condo eh? We've been dreaming of that too. No more lawn mowing woo hoo!

Sorted Lives said...

Looks wonderful. Best of luck to both of you!! Take care

Kelly said...

Nice new place... we are now in the process of looking and moving ourselves (freaking economy)... best of luck in the new place and someday we will make out there to see you!!! Looks like a cool place to live... woooo hooo!!!

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Geoff said...

Congrats on the new place Lewis! I LOVE the look of the place......very very cool!

bridgeout said...

OOOOOhhhhhh! Wow! Looks cool already... but imagine will look much more homey once you move all your things in. CONGRATS on the new home! Does Mason like it?
PS- A/C is a must! We're one of the few houses in our neighborhood with central air! WHEW!

CJ said...

You'e going contemporary on me. It looks so fine. Good for you Lewis. Can't wait to see it with all your crap in it and I'm not referring to anything lil Mason might produce.

daveincleveland said...

the place is beautiful.....congrats to you both and hope you are really really happy in the new digs....my moving date is 7/19...cannot wait..

Wayne said...

Love the light wood! And a good choice. Nice open layout, and although a smaller deck than 302, more windows and a little larger sq ft.

dit said...

Congratulations! How beautiful! Its very modern looking.

TJ said...

The pictures of the new place look really great and with all the old stuff being sold off think of the fun you'll have buying new stuff to fit in with the style of your new home. Enjoy!!!

"Just David!" said...

The new place looks charming!!

afod said...

I have a feeling that within a year you'll have half of the balcony set aside for garden space. :-) All the work that you put into the last/current place with landscaping and planting is going to be hard to let go. Maybe you'll be the President of the HOA too? Congrats on the new digs!

Mark in DE said...

The new place seems lovely! Good luck "downsizing".

Mark :-)

Thom said...

It looks beautiful! Congratulations!

witchtrivets said...
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witchtrivets said...

hey, that's my neighborhood, or at least the one closest to me. Congratulations!

travelling, but not in love said...

so when's the housewarming party?

looks very classy. i wouldn't expect anything less.

hope the funeral was ok.

travelling, but not in love said...

so when's the housewarming party?

looks very classy. i wouldn't expect anything less.

hope the funeral was ok.

Jimmi said...

Wow love the new place!

Anthony said...

Looks like a nice area and fab condo. I'm sure it will be more homo (or should that be homely?! :p ) once you get your things around you.

Oh, and once you go gas, you'll never go back :p Once you get used to it, it's the only way to cook.