have the keys!! Finally after all the work and waiting, we have closed
on our new home. We are really excited to be moving into such a great
place. Many have already asked, and the answer is NO...we are not moving
in before the wedding! There is essentially too much going on to even think about it, so we've
decided to do all of the moving after we get married and return from our
honeymoon. So be expecting us to have a new phone number and address starting
the end of September.
out the original pictures below for outside shots.
And new to check out is page 2, inside shots!
Well, we're going to try this again! Gregg and Trish finally found another
new place to call home.
of you may remember, while others of you don't know the story, that we
had found a place in February. Unfortunately, due to a lot of misinformation
and some shadiness on the part of the owners, we chose to break away from
our offer on the original property and start from scratch.
it turns out, we're very happy we did, for after another 5 months of looking
we found this place which is better in all respects! This home is in Omro
and not Oshkosh, which is about a 15-minute drive from EAA. We're getting
it from a family who has had this house for 3-4 generations, and now all
the "kids" have moved away and they were looking for a couple
such as ourselves. It was most likely originally a brick farmhouse, which
was then expanded approximately 3-4 times! An interesting extra - we met
with the "kids" and learned about some of the property's specific
history, which was great. (You'll have to ask us about some of the interesting
facts, including the house being used as a government funded hospital/nursing
home and as an orphanage.) The house is situated on about 4 acres, which
is getting split apart and sold as seperate lots...one of which will be
our lot with the house. This home has a great country feel while being
in a nice small community. As you can tell from the pictures, this yard
has lots of trees and vegetation...great for the dog we've been wanting!
course, what better time than to buy a house than right before EAA's AirVenture
and getting MARRIED!??! So, we're going to take our time to move in after
we're all married and stuff. Until then, you'll still find us in Oshkosh.
info to come as we find it out...
Ave. Omro, WI 54936
Full (main floor), 1 Half (upper floor)
x 154' Irregular (final lot size is yet to be approved due to the
cinder block 2+ car (3+ Volkswagen) approximately 22' x 30'
kitchen, newer bathrooms, first floor laundry.
The main brick
portion of the house contains the main living room with parquet
hardwood floor, main bath, and master bedroom. From here you can
open up a door to the upper level stairs which lead to a half bath
and 3 pretty good sized rooms (you have to walk through one room
to get to the other).
Go back downstairs
and you can take a turn out of the living room into another room
(possibly formal dining room). Off of this dining room is the enclosed
front porch that looks out to the street. Also off of the dining
room area is a small room, which will most likely be a computer
room. Continue into the back of the house you will find a nicely
sized kitchen. Off of the kitchen you will find a utility area.
Also there is another smaller "enclosed porch" that has
the laundry hookups. You can enter a stairway through a kitchen
door down to the basement, which is probably only good for storage
and a place for the mechanicals to hide. Aerial
layout view can be seen below.
Yes, this is
a big house! Since we haven't spent a lot of time in this house,
I am probably making it sound bigger than it really is, but you
get the idea for those of you far away...
check out page 2, inside shots.
is from Northeast. The overhang for the main door has been converted
to a window and the main front door is now through the porch.
is from East. Main brick portion is hiding behind the big tree in
the middle, and you can see the main door/front porch.
of house w/garage.
is from Northeast. Visible stake is north edge of lot line.
is from Southeast. Front entrance is seen here.
Room/Kitchen/Utility Room side of house.
is from South-Southeast. Noted order is from right to left windows.
Room/Kitchen/Utility Room side of house.
is from Southwest.
is from Southwest. Note all of the mature trees.
|Same as above,
but closer view into yard.
is from Southwest. Garage is visible in left side of photo.
is from West-Northwest. Maybe we have **too much** vegetation?!
a little diagram to help you visualize placement!
was given to us by the family that owns the house. It shows the front
of the house with its open porch and most likely at the time
the only addition to the brick main portion. It is estimated that
this is a photo of the owners Great Grandma circa 1900-1915.