This is our house!! I love it because it already feels like home; it’s small and quaint with a lot of history. Our house was built in 1922 and has basically been around since Loma Linda School of Medicine began. It is across the street from the medical center which makes it super convenient for Jesse to get to school for the next four years.
This is my kitchen. There is no dishwasher but that’s okay because dish washing is good for the soul. HA. The cabinets are super spacious which makes it nice and easy to fit all of my kitchen “things” without having to cram it all in.
I’m just happy to have a full sized oven! (When we first moved in there was a mini oven and I asked for a standard size and they brought me one that same day!)
There is an old booth style table built in in the kitchen area. At first, I thought this would be a downfall of the kitchen, but I actually really like it! And as you can see by the photo, it has become my blog nook!
Since we had an extra long living room area we decided to split it into two and make this side a dining room with our table we already had.
Then this side is our living room.
This is the main bedroom and out in the hallway is the bathroom.
This is the second room which we are using as an office for Jesse and a craft room for me.
There are some definite quirks to the house. There is only ONE closet and it connects the main bedroom to the living room, and is very tiny. The hallway pantry and linen closet are a very old style with “clasps” that make you think of a very old home. Another major quirk that we didn’t realize until moving in is that all the outlets are in the most random places, and in places where we didn’t need an outlet. For instance, there was a perfect little nook in the kitchen that would be the perfect size to put a microwave but there wasn’t any outlet close enough, so we ended up setting the microwave up at the end of the booth table.
I think I mentioned this in a previous blog, but this house has been unoccupied for the past year and before that a couple lived here (and raised a kid) for 30 years. I’m not really sure the history of the house before then, but I’m hoping to do a little digging and find out! Since no one has lived here, and because the couple was here for so long before then, the school decided to completely renovate the house. The outside of the house was repainted along with the inside. Every wall was painted with new paint; even some of the walls were painted a taupe color which is super nice to not have completely white walls. There was all brand new carpet put in and new linoleum tile put into the kitchen/hall/bathroom areas. The kitchen was updated with a new large sink, new granite counter tops and brand new cabinets.
Most of the homes/apartments that we looked at in this area didn’t have any sort of hookup for a washer or dryer in the unit so we would’ve had to use a laundromat or community laundry room. This home had a hookup for a washer and dryer so we were very excited to go out and buy our very own set, we felt like such adults!
It’s amazing how as an adult I got excited over buying my own washer and dryer – Ha.
So that is our house!!