Only 8 blocks away, but we're super excited about our new house. It just came up on the market this week: a forecloure, really rough on the outside but beautiful on the inside. It was built in 1900 by a local brick manufacturer and is in a historic district about a half mile from campus. It has more than enough space for as large a family as we could ever hope to have. There's also a carriage house out back with a "gardener's quarters" (needs to be totally gutted) that we can turn into a writing studio for Eric. Just what we need--another huge renovation project!
On a whim, we looked at it on Thursday afternoon and fell in love. We put an offer in on Friday and a few hours later, we were buying another house!
We've already found a university family on a 3-year contract who are very interested in renting our current house. That gives us the flexibility of not having to sell it right away.
Here are a few pictures: