Our home was built in 1930 in beautiful Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania. It’s the second house on a quiet, dead-end street.
I had been eyeing this house on Realtor.com before I was even offered my job or knew we’d be moving!
We had already looked at a handful of homes when we toured this house. From the moment we walked in, both my husband and I fell in love with all its character. The sunroom, the many windows in the dining room, the fireplace showcased by stain glass windows, the built-in… it was enough to blind us from caring that it had two of the things we said we’d never have in a house: carpet throughout and no central air!
But between the charm and the large front porch and the spacious backyard— we were sold. In Pittsburgh, it’s rare to get such a large backyard and we knew a spot like this we couldn’t pass up. [Our property line butts up against a cemetery so it’s also very quiet 😂.] We also get deer, wild turkeys, and other wildlife who stop by! It’s a great spot for kids.
But the honey-do list with this one is long and, being raised by a contractor, I cannot justify paying someone else to do the work— so it’s up to me to come up with a design my husband can pull off, and one that’s affordable.