The Diana Way

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As of late I really really try to lead a drama free life, but working in my field sometimes that un-avoidable. Which means I am having a few small dilema’s in this whole buying a house thing. The sellers real estate agent is a prick, I highly highly reccomend NOT using this guy! IF you want specifics and you are in MD holla at your gurl and I will give you the details. However, many moons ago (like summer time) I stumbled across another house for sale on the sale street but 2-3 blocks down (almost across the street from my office) this house is to die for, I heart it. I almost got it confused with the other house because it is almost the exact same house. Only thing the other kitchen in original house is bigger and the original house has a fireplace. This house has a smaller kitchen but 2 more bedrooms then the other so (7 vs 5) One I can actually make a laundry room (HOLLER!) and has less repairs to make and the bathrooms I love (are in better condition) so I am thinking maybe that’s a better fit. Well here are some photos of the new one I am thinking of. Already I like the front better. It already has siding and shutters. Both of these features I was going to add to the other house. It’s hard to see in the photo but it has these stone flower pot things right at the step, imagine how cool those could be for holiday decorating!

Next you have this fantastic wrap around porch, oh and the chandy in the dinning room is crazy cool peep it out

Next the other bonus to this room well is the bathroom. Emm MEEE TIME!

The other favorite thing is some of the house details one of those details is the door knobs (odd thing to say right) but I have been searching for these doorknobs to replace on the said house. This house they read my mind and already have them some even come with the key!

It even has this beautiful Red Maple Tree! How gorgeous is this tree!

Sigh… say a pray for me folks, I think this is the one!

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So I have told you the guidlines of what I am looking for. Well I left out a lot. Mainly I am looking for something with Character I don’t want a cookie cut out house that has everything Modern and yada yada. Cause that’s just not my style. Hence my etsy clothing style post. I also want to reflect that in my living spaces too.

Without further a due please take a gander at my new home.

I can’t A. wait to move to this beast of a house ( it’s huge) and B. I can’t wait to get my hands on it to re-decorate, paint, Fix er up and everything in between. So the next few weeks will be to design layouts. So that I have a plan. Have you recently move? Are you in DIY mood, share share share 🙂

So if you have read or know I have just moved into an apartment within the past month, while I search to put my life on the road that I want it to be, but also while I prepare to buy a home. My first home, that would be mine all mine and of course shared by my sweetheart dogs and my off again on again boyfriend/husband ( I swear I will cover this and they are the same person not two people). However, I have had this wonderful realtor who has taken me everywhere and anywhere looking for the “right” home. Which took me a minute to understand in my terms what the right home was especially living here in the city.

So your wondering what the “right” home is to huh! Well here goes.
Not a Rowhouse or Townhouse or Attached Home. I lived in beautiful Patterson Park for almost 2 years and I must say although I loved the park I hate having neighbor’s right on top of me and no real back yard (hello I have dogs, big and little)
I mean take a look at this gorgeous Pagaoda that yes I still love I am just happy not to be living there anymore.

Next it has to have space. I need hella space. Well did I mention I have dogs Three to be exact! So three dogs 2 biggies and a small um plus me, we get in each others way sometimes. I need a yard for them to run and carry on and have fun, withouth driving Mommie insane! I also like to play in the backyard no not litterally play well sorta 🙂 I love to garden. I had an ex’s sister in law that I was in total love with. Because she was the Vermont Martha Stewart. I am serious, but she had a beautiful garden and guest bedrooms to die for and you just felt like you were at home everytime you visted. So I would love a space to plant a small size garden with some favorites.

Lastly the big sell for me is……………………… PARKING B! That’s right I need parking in my life not street parking. I mean in Hampden parking is ok unless there is a festival, Honfest, Hampden Fest, Mayors Christmas Parade, Miracle on 34th street ( get the idea) in Patterson Park, I might not even get to park near my street. So I need a driveway and or a garage (drool) but I’ll settle for a driveway :).

So that’s my list. Are you looking for a home? What are you looking for?