Who knew that house hunting in Boston would have challenges we'd never encountered before?  Bostonians, that's who.  We thought our goals were simple. Short commute for my husband, a great area for my business, great schools for the kids (the one thing that wasn't an issue) and a house a landlord would let me have some decorating flexibility with.  Being a landlord myself, I've learned to be flexible with paint and decor?  What we didn't know we should have on our list is central air, a garage (absolutely shocking how many houses don't have garages, it is the flipping tundra 7 months of the year for crying out loud), and ceilings tall enough for my 6'8" husband not to crack his skull on.  Anywhere else in the US these would be givens.  On the first attempt my husband, Jack flew up to look at several promising possibilities.  When he came home empty handed the panic button in our household was pushed.  The sirens went off and even Jack was looking for the martini IV.  He is normally my very calm, undramatic, even keeled better half. With our move date bearing down on us, and me teetering on insanity, we decided to take matters into our own hands.  Two days later, we loaded up the car and kids (Beverly Hillbillies style) and left at 5 am.  We had a couple new leads by owners and new MLS listings to check out and we were stressed.  So here are the results of our house hunting adventures.


Hmmmm where should I put the sofa?


Adorable Historic Fox Benoni House Circa 1705.  Totally renovated with tons of character. 

Ceiling Ht: 6'6"



This was the only closet in the master bedroom in this house.  In its defense,  the rest of it was lovely. It was again, a very old home that had been gutted. Apparently nobody thought a master closet was important enough to be considered part of the renovation.  Such a shame.



You can't see the pet rodent (they weren't no cute guinea pigs) in this pic that made the entire house smell like shrimp diapers.



This story does have a happy ending…



This is our new home in Concord, Ma.  Isn't it wicked awesome?


I can't wait to show you the Before and Afters on this house.  We move in mid July.


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