This story starts out like a lot of other people – we’ve been looking for a house for what felt like FOREVER. We had a list of wants. It seemed like every house we liked was out of our price range. Then the bottom fell out of the real estate market. California became foreclosure central. We lost out on a few ‘deals’. The banks took cash offers over us.
A home we had had on our list since last summer reduced in price in the fall. It was still sitting there in January. Even though it was still out of our price range, we decided to still go have a look. The home was touted as having ‘million dollar’ views
and an ‘eichler-ish’ appearance. I don’t know who the builder was, only that it was built in 1954 and was one of the first 5 homes built on the hill overlooking downtown Napa. Shawn grew up in an Eichler so he has a certain appreciation for them. We both like the quirky modern look of these mid century ranch homes or ‘Atomic Ranch’ as they are called.
After viewing the house and realizing it needed -urm- some work, we made an offer and the owners eventually accepted a price.
We are now in the process of closing!! And the fun begins….