Down Memory Lane: Our New House

2002 -- New House

(Note:  All pictures may be enlarged by clicking on them once or twice.)

After Betsy and I got married, we lived in a townhouse she had in Hendersonville, Tennessee.  But we soon began thinking about a home of our own.

We considered many places before deciding on Fairfield Glade here in Tennessee.   Homes in the Glade were fairly affordable, and  the Glade was close enough to my parents in Hendersonville that we could get there if necessary.

Betsy did a great deal of research online, and then called a real estate company that worked in the Glade.  We met him on a Saturday in early August, 2002.  One of the first houses we saw was a ranch house on the golf course.  It had a wrap-around deck in back and three french doors leading from the great room to the deck.  We both fell in love with it almost as soon as we walked in.

We made an offer that very day.  We took possession in October, 2002, and have been happily living here ever since.

The picture of the back of the house on the top left was taken the day we first saw the house.  The picture on the top right shows the front of the house while it was under contract.  The picture on the bottom left is another view of the back taken from the golf course rough behind the house.  The great room in the house is shown on the lower right.  This picture was taken the day we first viewed the house.  Our name went on the mailbox after we moved in.

To see larger versions of these pictures and others, click HERE.

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21 Responses to “Down Memory Lane: Our New House”

  1. Hilda Says:

    It’s a lovely house, and that porch is really something to fall in love with. Love your mailbox too.

  2. Karin Says:

    What a great setting for your new together-home! We can see on both your blogs how much fun you’ve had making changes and improvements! Lovely!

  3. MadSnapper Says:

    and it looks even more beautiful now than it did then.

  4. Linda Says:

    I can’t imagine a more perfect house or setting for you two…unless it would be one with a backyard waterfall. You’ve done wonders with the yard, with all the flowers and landscaping you’ve added. It’s a lovely place.

  5. sylviakirk Says:

    Such a great look back! You have done such wonderful things to the house! Thanks for sharing this! Hope you both have a great weekend, George!

  6. rajesh Says:

    Wonderful shots from your new house.

  7. dayphoto Says:

    Love your porch….and the improvements you and Betsy have made are perfect!

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

  8. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    I’ve always loved your house, George. It has everything. a beautiful yard and driveway and i love the deck and sliding doors. It is really a love nest!

  9. Carletta Says:

    You’ve really put a lot into improving the loveliness you started with!
    The deck and glass doors would have sold me. 🙂

  10. Annie's Place Says:

    I like your deck and trees. Looks nice.

  11. ewok1993 Says:

    I enjoy househunting. Maybe I should be a realtor.

  12. MaryBeth Says:

    It is a wonderful home with great amenities. I know you both love it. MB

  13. diane Says:

    It is a happy home.

  14. rhiebert Says:

    This is a lovely house,but it is more than that.You and Betsy have turned it into a home.

  15. ladyfi Says:

    You do live in a lovely house.

  16. busy bee suz Says:

    Your home is just lovely. “There is not place like home.” 🙂

  17. rednomadoz Says:

    It’s SO good to feel an affinity with a place and/or building! But I think you’d better beware – it sounds like a LOT of us are starting to feel an affinity with your lovely home …

  18. ZielonaMila Says:

    It’s a lovely house and beautiful place:) Greetings

  19. Judy Says:

    Beautiful little house, and so full of love!!!

  20. Sartenada Says:

    A very beautiful house and wonderful photos. We sold our detached house on countryside to a townhouse last November after living in it nearly 20 years. The town is small, beautiful and what is the best that we have a lake at 20 yards distance from our home. So it can happen also in this way.

  21. Neal Says:

    You have such a lovely house and some of the most beautiful flowers. It’s obvious that you work really hard at it.

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