Comments: Chaos is Restored

The house looks absolutely lovely! I can't believe you had the energy to do all you did while pregnant. And now you get to relax and enjoy it. I love the color in the dining room.

Posted by Diane at April 24, 2006 01:43 PM

Outstanding! I'm really glad it was such a big success.

Posted by RP at April 24, 2006 03:04 PM

The difference between the pre-renovation photos and today is really stunning. You both should be very proud of the exceptional work you've done.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at April 24, 2006 03:27 PM

I absolutely love your kitchen. It looks very warm and inviting, but also seems spacious.

And I love the colors you've chosen for the different rooms. Your house looks wonderful!

Posted by angie at April 24, 2006 05:29 PM

The whole house looks warm and livable. No wonder people liked it.

And I was wrong. That's my favorite painting downstairs.

Posted by Janis at April 25, 2006 06:04 AM

You house looks fabulous.

And where I live 750,000 won't get you anything special at all ;-)

Posted by chris at April 25, 2006 06:44 AM

Thank you, everybody!

And Chris, there is a reason I don't live where you live. :)

Posted by Jordana at April 25, 2006 07:45 AM

Jordana, you have such a cozy and lovely home! Thank you so much for sharing the photos:) I love all the wall colors you've chosen and I especially love the kitchen and dining room. Your house truly looks like "home sweet home" and I'd choose it over a fancy house anyday!

I wish I could have seen it in person...if the tour was just one week later or earlier, I could have, lol!

Posted by Twilightmama at April 25, 2006 08:33 AM

How beautiful! I love the colors you've chosen -- and the house is obviously much larger than it looks from the outside.


Posted by Grouchy Old Yorkie Lady at April 26, 2006 08:59 AM

We bought our first house 23 years ago. The last time we bought a house (five years ago), we paid more than five times what we paid for that first house. You might not be imagining that you will pay $750K for a house in today's dollars, but if you move a couple times in your next 23 years, especially towards the latter end of that period...

But you're probably not planning to move, are you? Who knows?Maybe you won't. :-)

Posted by Patricia at April 26, 2006 11:09 PM

It's true, Patricia, that one never knows what housing will cost in the future. When I was born, my parents sold their first house in Pasadena, CA and bought another one a few blocks away. It cost them $35,000. Now my parents state categorically that they will never buy a car that costs more than their first house.

It's also the case that the house we live in and have owned for almost four years is would be out of our price range if we were shopping today. Our budget hasn't changed drastically since we bought our house, but the market in our neighborhood has. Still the $750K price tag is about $300,000 above any other house in the neighborhood's recent selling price, which is what makes it so shocking to me.

Posted by Jordana at April 27, 2006 06:58 AM