CB and I have been in our house for about a year and a half. I still remember the day we walked in the front door for our first showing. I'm pretty sure I jumped up and down after just seeing one room and exclaimed, "THIS IS IT!"
We live in a neighborhood that is going through a rejuvenation, which I have a whole post about here. Basically, some of the houses are fantastic, clearly loved and well maintained... and some are the exact opposite. Our house is one that was brought down to the studs and rebuilt. I love every selection the builders chose from the subway tile backsplash in the kitchen to the marble tiles in the guest bathroom.
I can't say there is much I would really change about the inside of the house. The outside of the house though, well, our backyard could really use a little (ok, a lot) TLC.
We are one of the very few in the neighborhood to have a double lot - meaning two houses should be on our one lot. We have a gigantic backyard, one that we have no idea what to do with.
As you can see, it looks like it is possible there was once a pool there? Maybe? Possibly? The builders had it all mulched and looking pretty in the photos posted on MLS - but then those record breaking Dallas floods two years ago came and wiped that all away. I wouldn't even know where to begin, what to do, what to plant, how to not kill said plant....
CB and I have very similar tastes, and are on the same page on each change we'd want to make. I know he would want to make a bigger back deck, or possibly even a second deck. He has also suggested hiring one of my favorite Dallas mural artists to work their magic on one of the walls. I am nothing short of obsessed with this idea. AND YES -- OBVIOUSLY WE WOULD PICK ONE THAT COULD EASILY BE PAINTED BACK OVER WHEN WE SELL.
A Dallas pegasus, perhaps?
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