Friday, September 20, 2013

More New House - the exterior

She's not too much to look at, especially on the inside, but the exterior is one of the best features.  The yard is downright manicured.  It's flat and manageable.  And, the best part... it has a sprinkler system!  We didn't think the sprinkler system would work because of the fact that the inspector didn't test it in March, and the timing of the whole estate situation.  Had it been winterized last winter?  Had it even been brought out of winter mode this past summer?  Would it work?  Why yes, it does work!  Push a few buttons and the whole lawn will be watered.  Easy.  Now can we get a similar solution for mowing??!

The foundation planting was re-done by the estate before they put it for sale.  Check.  That's one nice thing to push the easy button on.

There is one really nice big tree on the property, but that's it.  After spending so much every year on tree trimming and removal, it's nice to only have one to manage.  The neighbors have some that are reasonably close to our property, so we can enjoy some shade that we don't have to keep trimmed.
There is a quirk on the outside that should be mentioned...  The house has frontage on 2 roads - out front and out back.  That means there really isn't a back yard for playing, gardening, or a patio.  So far, Noah's loving playing in the front yard - biking in the cul-de-sac, or making an obstacle course across the front yard.  If we play on the back side, we're much less likely to meet a neighbor or someone walking their dog, so the front is the preferred playing spot.

The siding and roof are in great shape, so they won't be worries for us for a long time to come.  Since we had to do the entire exterior at the last house, these are big selling points here.

So, there you have it, the outside story of the white cape cod house that we now call home.  We'll go inside again soon.

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