Friday, April 28, 2006

Our next adventure

We spent a lot of time this winter searching for a house to buy here in Southern Illinois. We saw dozens of places that all failed to inspire in one way or another. Now we have found a place that we think can be a very special home. When our college freshman son saw it, his comment was, “awesome, dad!” We're equally excited.

Who'd have guessed: a 1980s fixer-upper. There is about an acre of fuschia-colored carpet that must be dealt with immediately. Not to mention the original 80s decor that must be banished with a dazzling array of current colors. (Was it really that long ago we actually liked mauve and gray and peach?) I can see the need for a new roof right around the corner. The HVAC is original and that means it will probably need to be replaced in the next couple of years.

Those are the minuses. There are some definite plusses. 7 acres. Lakefront. No other house in view. Hot tub. 4 bedrooms, 3.75 baths. 2 fireplaces. Contemporary, clean architecture with decks and walls of (insulated) windows.

Our new address is 1 River Rock Road, Murphysboro, IL. We envison this place as a retreat for us and for our family and friends. Plan to come visit. There's plenty of room.



At 2:35 PM, Anonymous ste!!a said...

Good we're planning our trip to visit. We're googling your location now.

At 5:57 AM, Blogger DetroitGirl said...

I love it! It's so you guys! Way the hang in there...

At 10:00 AM, Anonymous DL Byron said...

Man that is cool!

At 2:17 PM, Anonymous s said...

So when do we get some interior shots?

I want to make sure this isn't some photo of someone elses' house and you're fooling us.


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