Change Is in the Air: Moving to Georgetown
Last week was my husband & my 21st anniversary, bittersweet because it was same day as a memorial fundraiser for our late friend & Best Man, Bob Miller. So there was no celebration exactly but there was some talk about our time together. “You’ve done some CRAZY stuff in the decades we’ve been together,” Ted said, "but THIS... is by FAR…. the craziest yet,” shaking his head. “This” is our decision to put our house on the market and move to this place….a 19th century row house in a historic part of DC, Georgetown.
Limited parking. Urban hassles. FAR less room. Practically no storage. But with one daughter in college and another one on the way, we just don’t need as much room anymore and it felt right to make a move.
I’ll send along more photos and projects as we get further along, but for starters, here’s the Master Bedroom…..
And there are charming touches throughout - how do you like my reflection in the vintage doorknobs? I’m SO professional, I know! :)
Second floor bedroom - great light (arguably too much, my daughter Avery will say - note to self: visit The Shade Store asap)
I completely adore my current house & I’ll be nostalgic to leave. For example, this is the last house that my mom visited us at (but ironically, the Georgetown house has a very similar feel to HER last house, in Guilford, Connecticut in a renovated 19th century foundry building). It is where our kids rode their bicycles in the cul de sac and the site of not just our 50th bday party but our 40th as well…
The blogerati will tell me this photo below is not crisp enough, but who cares, I’m just showing you a “real” slice of how we live - so many meals eaten, newspapers read, homework completed at this table (which my mom bought at a private sale at The Pierre Hotel in NYC when they updated their conference suites a few years ago). A lot of history. So yes, the table will come with us. And a lot of great memories...
Has anyone else made a move when their kids finished high school? any tips much appreciated!
Hope everyone is enjoying Fall -