Friday, October 2, 2009

New House in Montrose




We abandoned the idea of moving to Santa Fe after a few days there looking at houses. Our money wouldn't buy much there and we we were not ready to live in a tiny, poorly taken care of house in a generic subdivision or a generic house in a brand new subdivision 25 minutes outside of Santa Fe. In short, Santa Fe housing prices are like Aspen, Jackson and Telluride. We knew that but thought that prices may have come down enough for us to sneak into town. No such luck.
We went over to Montrose, Colorado a week ago and after a few days of looking we got lucky and stumbled upon this old house in the old part of town. Yesterday, we finalized the buy/sell agreement and now we just have to wait til the first of December.
Sorry about the size of some of these picture. You can click on them and see if they enlarge. The smaller ones are from the realtor's website offering the house for sale, and the larger ones were taken by our real estate agent.
It's kind of amazing to think that only 15 years ago, we were living in a tipi and building a log cabin.





8 comments:

Anonymous said...

The house looks lovely...and I love the trees! Is that a hot tub I see in the back yard? I am liking it...and I know you both love Colorado...so this should be great.

Once you move in you'll have to send me your new address and phone number, Nancy. You're one of the few friends that can compete with me for changes of address! HA!

CONGRATULATIONS!

Luke

Anonymous said...

Holy Cow! We'll have to address you as Mister and Madam Governor. Looks very grown up and successful. Does Fergus like to swim? Congratulations, you really parlayed your money, as usual. Can't wait to visit. Love, Leslie

Anonymous said...

Wowwweeee! I even see a playground in the backyard for my brood of children! Congrats--it's gorgeous.
xoxo, sarah

Peggy said...

What a great house! It looks beautiful inside and out with not much, if anything, to do but I'm sure you'll be adding your own touches. Fantastic. How many hours away is Montrose from Fort Lupton? Hmmm....

Can't wait to see it.

Linda said...

Congratulations. What a beautiful house. Santa Fe is kind of a stuck-up town anyway. If you ever want to get away from all that civilization, you're welcome to visit your old cabin in Montana any time at all...

mike-google said...

Welcome back to CO! I have to live w/in 60 miles of Costco but I can visit folks who don't. Well done. Cheers.

Anonymous said...

Is that a hot-tub? And a nice little shady party area?.....Cool!
Looks fab...hope it all goes through OK

Ian & Jo

stephanie said...

I LOVE your new home. Looks like you are livin' large. Talk to you soon! Stef