Sunday, August 10, 2014

Ch-Ch-Changes

We've been talking about making a huge lifestyle change ever since we took our youngest child to college--six years ago!

Well, we finally took the plunge and bought a house in San Francisco.
It's nothing like our suburban home.
In fact, I'm not even in love with it!

But the location is fabulous.
We can walk to the butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker!
We are trading our suburban lifestyle for a city lifestyle.

The home was built in 1935 and is Mediterranean style.
What do I like about it--besides the location?

The parquet floors in the living room and dining room.

I like the amount of light this home has and the cathedral ceiling in the living room.

I love the interior atrium that leads to a roof deck with views of the bay and Golden Gate Bridge!
It's unexpected and quirky...

There is a family room with a wet bar that opens to a small courtyard.
I plan to remodel the wet bar by taking out the uppers and wallpapering the whole room with grass cloth.
It's just the tip of the iceberg.  

Let's just say that I'm going to be very busy for six months!
Demo begins tomorrow!
Ch-Ch-Changes!

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35 comments:

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

How exciting! I am looking forward to seeing all of the changes you make.
Penny

Kathysue said...

So very exciting and it looks like a wonderful home and the location is, well, what can I say.. FABULOUS!! I am so happy for you and Gary, enjoy this newest chapter in your life!
xo Kathysue

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Congratulations on your new home! It will be a fun adventure!

Lori E said...

I'll bet your mind is racing with all that you want to do. It will be fun for us to be along for the ride

carolyn bradford said...

How exciting! We think about moving all of the time now but there isn't anywhere we want to go! If we lived somewhere like that ( and I used to!) it would be so much more appealing! I can't wait to hear how it goes…I love the house!

Sandie said...

So exciting, and inspiring to me, as I'm also an empty nester ready to move from the suburbs to the country...I can't wait to see all of the changes you make to your new home!

Pat said...

I am really going to enjoy this evolution, Delores and hope to follow along with our transition soon!

We are enjoying our tiny temporary apartment while our home in the country is on the market. The big reason is the convenient location. We should have done this years ago.Won't be long until we will be spoiled rotten.

AntiqueChase said...

I know you will make it fabulous!!

laney said...

...mark my words...one year from this day...you will be in love with it...blessings laney

Mary Ann Pickett said...

I for one am very happy about these changes!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Delores, Congrats on your new home! I look forward to following along as make changes and decorate. I know it will be beautiful!
xx,
Sherry

gme said...

Can't wait! This is so exciting!

Judy said...

i can't wait to see you work your magic on this new place....life is full of changes and we all have to be prepared to face them with dignity....go forth and decorate!

Sarah said...

Urban living ~ you will embrace this new lifestyle in no time. Your new abode is going to be gorgeous once you work your magic. I think it is exciting. Can't wait to follow along with all your plans for this space.

Dianne said...

I know it will be wonderful and I cannot wait to follow along. However....you just put in a new kitchen in the old house. How will you ever leave it after so much work?

liparifam said...

I LOVE it, at least as much as I've seen! How exciting and fun; good luck, and I can't wait to see the results :)

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

I am so jealous ! I can not wait to see what you do to this house. I love it and know it will be fab ! Congrats!

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Carol S. said...

Congrats! Like the David Bowie Changes connection. City living will be an active lifestyle you will enjoy. Not to mention the process of making this house your home! Cheering on the sidelines!

Katherine said...

What a great house - it has so much charm already. I love the arched doorways and how much light filters in to the space.
The process of demo is not for the faint of heart, but the outcome is worth it. Enjoy!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Congratulations on your new home and this exciting new adventure!!!!!! I know you will make this house a GORGEOUS new home in no time. I love what I have seen, aslwats loved the Mediteranean style homes. This will be fun to follow you along!!!! If you would like to see OUR new little addition please drop by:):)

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

I LOVE it when you take on a new project! I can't wait to see what you do with the place!!!!

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

Wowzers! I know San Francisco and this is an amazing home! Congratulations!!
Barbara

Carol said...

I know it's going to be simply fantastic when you are finished!

Donnamae said...

This is exciting for you...and for us as we get to follow along on the journey! We are recent empty nesters...and are contemplating a move in our future. This will be fun...to see all that you come up with...you'll fall in love with it I'm sure! ;)

Linda Floyd said...

WOW….It's so hard to make a big change...I'm impressed with your courage and excited about what's to come! Please do keep us posted…literally! I'm sure it will be even more fabulous with your special touch!
Linda Floyd

Terri~terrileeauthor said...

Wow...that's some BIG change.Lucky for all of us who follow your blog, we have a new adventure to follow.
It's going to be gorgeous.

Lauren TheEndearingHome said...

Congratulations on your new home and exciting new adventure! Can't wait to follow along and see all of the fabulous changes you make, love your style!

Alison Perkins said...

Congrats to you, Delores! Although changes are to be made it will soon be your own and rest assured the end result will be a beauty to behold.

cindy hattersley design said...

Woo Hoo can't wait to follow along...if you need moral support Maryann and I make house calls!!

JuneIsland said...

I worked in this part of SF for years. It's such a departure from "the burbs"...Wait until the Holidays - Thanksgiving, Christmas, NYE, Spring. It's culturally and vibrantly different and you'll grow into it. Godspeed to the growing process, may it grow swiftly and completely. Congratulations!

Rhonda said...

Can't wait to see your new home after you've worked your magic!

Marlis said...

Can't wait to see the journey that you take to make this house your home. It's so many promising features. I love what you've shown. Wishing you fun in the process!

Jill Cooper said...

Oh I think it will be fabulous Delores! I can't wait to see your creativity shine in that home. I love the inside atrium also. Congratulations!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Very exciting!! I can't wait to see you work your magic!

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