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So. As you know, the apartment hunt continues. I've taken to repeatedly refreshing the Rockridge/Claremont section on Craigslist, just in case something pops up before PadMapper emails me (PadMapper emails once per hour). I've even taken to not putting in a maximum price range, because apparently I'm a masochist and I like to torture myself with listings we absolutely cannot afford (where's the parallel for my dating analogy here?) - a lovely pastime to be sure, but not one which is entirely productive.
Never mind, though. Because I found a house so lovely I can literally feel my heart leaping into my neck and dropping quickly into my stomach when I remember that we can't afford it (somehow I trick myself into forgetting temporarily as I look at the pictures and imagine living there).
I think I'll just share pictures, because if I talk about it anymore, I'll just...well, I'll just keep gushing. About a house I never should have clicked on in the first place, because lordy, we do not have $3,500 a month to spend on rent (but seriously, that's it?! For this amazing looking house?!?) *Note: We definitely don't need a house. Can I just reserve this one for a few years down the line?* *Other note: I absolutely do have a file that I keep of houselust/inspiration*
Without further ado, the dream house:
|picture-perfect craftsman, and check out that arbor!|
|living room with great built-ins, fireplace, windows...|
|one of 3 bedrooms...look at those floors!|
|another bedroom. staged just beautifully, no?|
|spacious kitchen. our kitchen cart would look perfect in there.|
|the back bedroom (could be a lovely den/office)|
|built-ins. i love them.|
|deck, leads down to yard and garage.|
It's love. Dangerous, dangerous love.