If you've landed on this house tour page from any of the others, it may seem obvious that Dean and I have moved a lot in over 20 years of marriage.
Which is entirely true.
The gist is we've not always been great planners. We bought our first house when we already had two kids and a third on the way. Then a few years later the commute was too much for Dean (and the three vehicles we went through in five years), so we moved back to the city. But moving into the city means prices are higher than outside the city so we could only afford a wee little bungalow (1050 sq. ft.). But that wee little bungalow was so good for us in so many ways.
We figured out how to work together, we launched AKA Design and we spent a lot of time together as a family. Love grows best in little houses.
But alas we outgrew that house and bought the next bigger size we could afford (1350 sq. ft.) in a beautiful neighborhood. We loved that house and the yard and the neighbors. But it too became too small for us. (We have a large extended family!)
So in 2016 we bought this house.
It's not huge, about 2000 sq. ft. plus a finished basement. But it's open and there are four actual bedrooms upstairs. And more than one bathroom – which feels like a luxury with three teenagers!
And there's a pool which I've always wanted – like forever!
We will be updating it as time and money allow. Just like you and your home!
(This page will be updated as we update the house. But for the latest posts about this house click here. )