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House-Hunting News!!!

We came, we saw, we fell in love. We had a verbal confirmation yesterday that our offer on a house was accepted by the owners, and we're awaiting the official acceptance in writing today. We're very excited.



The place is part of the Anchors Landing community in Granite Falls, on Hickory Lake in North Carolina. It's only about a dozen miles from the college and the downtown Hickory area.

The house amazed us. It's uncanny how much like our current home it is - and how, in the ways it is different, we absolutely love it. (As you may know, my husband designed the log cabin in which we currently live, and we were contemplating building our house again instead of buying.) This cabin was built the same year that we built ours, and includes many of the exact same fixtures (same fans, same doors, etc.) and features of our own. The top floor is an open loft, just like ours. The main floor includes the kitchen/dining, master bed/bath, the main great room (open two floors to the ceiling, like ours), and a guest room/full bath. The basement includes another guest room/full bath, a media room/wet bar, and a rec room. The decks look back on the woods. It's very tucked back and private, surrounded by trees (and a few Ents, I think), just as we like it. Above and beyond these things, we will have access to the lakes and miles of walking trails in the woods. We can't believe our good luck in finding this. It already feels like home.

And now for the pictures!

Inside:

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Outside:

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I'll be holding my breath until the signed contract prints merrily from the fax machine. I'm told it's on its way...



I have more pictures from our trip in this post.

We come, we come with roll of drum: ta-runda runda runda rom!
We come, we come with horn of drum: ta-runda runda runda rom!

"The Ents' Marching Song," J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

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lin4gondor
Apr. 23rd, 2007 02:08 pm (UTC)
What an amazing place! Having recently bought our own home, I know what it's like to wait for that final word, lol! Even when it's pretty much a done deal, there is that whisper of doubt and fear that says, what if they change their mind...

Will you be able to move in quickly afterwards, or do you have to wait for current occupents to move out?
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 25th, 2007 02:50 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! :) You're exactly right: it won't feel "real" until we move in. We can't go until the semester is finished here, but the current owners' timetable worked well with ours. They will be moving out before we're ready to move in at the end of May.
magicwondershow
Apr. 23rd, 2007 02:09 pm (UTC)
i'm moving in with you!!!!!!!!!

*cough* ahem. i mean, it's gorgeous!
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 25th, 2007 02:51 pm (UTC)
LOL! Thanks so much. *hugs*
your_lifeis_now
Apr. 23rd, 2007 02:15 pm (UTC)
What a beautiful home! The way the light streams in the windows is just stunning. The trees are gorgeous as well!
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 25th, 2007 02:51 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! You pointed out the very things we love most about it.
hapendfro
Apr. 23rd, 2007 02:19 pm (UTC)
Yippee! you found one. That place is gorgeous, I do do home the contracts come soon. I can just see you in there, sitting on the deck with your laptop in hand writing your brilliant prose and editing. I think you will be very happy there.
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 25th, 2007 02:52 pm (UTC)
What lovely things to say! Thank you so much. :)
vaklam
Apr. 23rd, 2007 02:29 pm (UTC)
Wow! That looks great. It reminds me of my mother-in-law's place which I really enjoy staying in.
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 25th, 2007 02:52 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much!
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eldritchhobbit
Apr. 25th, 2007 03:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I see what you mean about it being hobbit like - how appropriate! :) Virginia definitely will be in Boston terrier "hog heaven." LOL.
vulpine137
Apr. 23rd, 2007 02:34 pm (UTC)
WOW !!!!

I'm impressed (and mildly envious), congrats to you two :)
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 25th, 2007 03:13 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! :)
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eldritchhobbit
Apr. 25th, 2007 03:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :) It won't seem real until we move there, but we're very excited.
maidoforange
Apr. 23rd, 2007 02:58 pm (UTC)
What a gorgeous cabin! It sounds like it is fate! I am so glad, ((((EH)))).
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 25th, 2007 03:14 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! *hugs*
karmaku
Apr. 23rd, 2007 03:01 pm (UTC)
What a gorgeous house! :)
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 25th, 2007 03:14 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much!
sneezythesquid
Apr. 23rd, 2007 04:17 pm (UTC)
That is a beautiful house. When do I get to come visit? ;)

And my room mate says "Le Sighhhhhhhh" - Meaning they likes it a lot.
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 25th, 2007 03:15 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much to you - and your roommate! I really hope our paths will cross at some event or another. Surely with con-going and such, we've got to run into each other soon! That would be great fun.
agentxpndble
Apr. 23rd, 2007 04:30 pm (UTC)
Wow! Hot utterly gorgeous! And shrink it down by about 20 times and it's somewhat like Mom's cabin. ;-)
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 25th, 2007 03:16 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! :) *hugs*
elicia8
Apr. 23rd, 2007 04:51 pm (UTC)
Beautiful! When do (WE, BEING EVERYONE IN YOUR UNIVERSE BECAUSE WE ARE ALL HOOPY FROODS) move in?
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 25th, 2007 03:17 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Once we unpack, you're invited! ;)
clara_posts
Apr. 23rd, 2007 05:03 pm (UTC)
Wow! That's gorgeous :o)
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 25th, 2007 03:17 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! I adore your icon. :D
nakeisha
Apr. 23rd, 2007 05:07 pm (UTC)
It looks amazing and in such a wonderful location too.

I shall keep my fingers crossed and keep sending good vibes your way until you have the signed contract (I still can remember that feeling well).

I hope all goes as you'd like it too.
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 25th, 2007 03:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! :)
groovekittie
Apr. 23rd, 2007 05:28 pm (UTC)
Holy shit that's gorgeous! And the location just makes it seem so hobbit-y and all that. I'm so happy for you!
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 25th, 2007 03:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! :)
estellye
Apr. 23rd, 2007 05:42 pm (UTC)
Oh my goodness! If that doesn't scream "buy me, Amy" I don't know what would!
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 25th, 2007 03:33 pm (UTC)
LOL! Thanks so much. :)
true_gaudior
Apr. 23rd, 2007 06:36 pm (UTC)
If I had such a place...
I would expect to see dwarves at my door, by twos, accompanied by a tall old man with a grey beard.

eldritchhobbit
Apr. 25th, 2007 03:36 pm (UTC)
Re: If I had such a place...
LOL! I love it. That explains my craving for mushrooms. I'll have to keep some ale on hand, just in case. ;)
vonjunzt
Apr. 23rd, 2007 08:09 pm (UTC)
Beautiful! I mean, not quite a hobbit hole, but probably the closest one can get above ground.
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 25th, 2007 03:37 pm (UTC)
Ha! Then it does fit me well, indeed. Thanks!
beledibabe
Apr. 23rd, 2007 08:55 pm (UTC)
Oh, how fantastic that you found a house you love so quickly! Very best of luck with the purchase/move, etc.
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 25th, 2007 03:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! :)
randomalia
Apr. 23rd, 2007 10:40 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on finding just what you wanted! What a relief that must be. It's in a fantastic setting, too.
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 25th, 2007 03:38 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! Relief is an understatement. :)
theladyrose
Apr. 23rd, 2007 11:11 pm (UTC)
What a beautiful and inspirational home! You and your husband have a great eye for beauty. After showing your f-list all of the photos, you might need to prepare yourselves for an influx of envious guests :D
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 25th, 2007 03:39 pm (UTC)
Ha! Thank you so much. We think our current home is "good for the soul," as it were, so any new home has a lot to live up to. But we fell in love with this instantly and wholeheartedly, so we're very excited.
marm
Apr. 23rd, 2007 11:32 pm (UTC)
Oh my goodness, it's beeeeeeauoooooooootiful! I would love to live in such a natural-feeling place.
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 25th, 2007 03:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! We were going to miss our current cabin terribly, and now we don't have to do so.
dracschick
Apr. 24th, 2007 01:33 am (UTC)
Congrats and.......
good luck to you!

*hugs*
Chris
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 25th, 2007 03:40 pm (UTC)
Re: Congrats and.......
Thank you SO much! *hugs*
sunshinedew
Apr. 24th, 2007 01:47 am (UTC)
Absolutely Breathtaking
eldritchhobbit
Apr. 25th, 2007 03:41 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!
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