Having recently moved back to California after two years in coastal Washington, we settled into temporary quarters and began our house hunt. The housing market was, and still is, hot and we anticipated a challenging and lengthy search.
We concentrated our search in the Lamorinda area, a community made up of three small towns, including my hometown.
On our third weekend touring open houses we were exhausted and discouraged. Ready to call it a day we decided to power through to the last house on our list. Good thing we did because as we pulled into the driveway of that last house we looked at each other and smiled. There it was … our house!
Walking through the house confirmed our initial impression. It also created anxiety as we overheard the real estate agent saying she had several offers in hand and expected more by the next day’s offer deadline.
We immediately called our realtor, Kelly Wood, a premier buyer’s specialist at The Dana Green Team, who got right to work.
Long story short, we made an offer, prevailed in the bidding process and 10-days later Snowberry Cottage was ours.
See my post on Snowberry Cottage before.
Let the fun begin!
LA CONTESSA says
SO LUCKY I AM TO BE THE FIRST ONE TO COMMENT AND WHO HAS URGED YOU FOR YEARS TO WRITE A BLOG!!!!!!!!YOU LISTENED TO ME!THATs’s the second time YOU listened TO ME!!!!
CONGRATULATIONS, having seen SNOWBERRY in THE BEFORE STATE I so LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING it in the FINISHED STATE!YOU are MY BLUE GIRLFRIEND……..NO one does light BLUE BETTER THAN YOU!
I look forward to sharing the JOY here and spreading THE NEWS!!!
Welcome! With much encouragement from my favorite Contessa … I hit publish! Thank you, thank you, thank you for pushing me forward. And, for being the very first commentee. I look forward to giving you the ‘after’ tour and sharing tea in the new garden. Masked and socially distanced, of course. xo
Cathy Jewell says
Congratulations, Juliet, on your new blog! I love everyone’s favorite Contessa, and look forward to following your progress as well!
Hello Cathy and thank you stopping by and following along! We are bonded by our favorite Contessa … isn’t she divine?! xo
Tani Isaacs says
Loved following your journey! Congratulations on the blog! xo
Thank, Tani! And, thanks for being here. I’m stalking the mailbox anticipating the arrival of my new mask accessory! xo
And to think it all began with the Norlyn Cottage project! I feel I had a help in that when I showed it to you in 1989 when I bought it. Your finished homes have been beautiful!
Hi Elly, You’re right! And, you did make me aware of Norlyn being on the market which got the whole ball rolling. I think you bought Norlyn in 1987 and I remember look at fabric with you for window coverings and the cute window seat in the master bedroom. Oh, and you’re wing back chairs! Thanks for checking out my blog. xo
marian cunningham says
what color is the vanity in the master bath at snowberry coyttage
Hi Marian – The master bath vanity is Farrow & Ball Manor House Grey. Thanks for asking! xo