Introduction and our old house
My wife and I are in the process of closing on a nice old 1915 California Bungalow in Alameda!
I'm sure I'll be asking many questions here, so I thought I would introduce myself and our new house.
The house has been in the same family since it was built. We love old houses, so we're looking forward to maintaining the character that's already present, and restoring what's been changed. We'll of course make some sacrifices to modern convenience, but the goal will to make everything fit in and be appropriate.
We're working with a local contractor who has been highly recommended to us, and specializes in old homes in the area, and is always favoring restoring instead of replacing.
We're really looking forward to making the house beautiful, and finally living in a house we own.
Apparently the house was built by George Noble, who built many bungalows throughout Alameda.
I put some pictures up, see attached link
(Yes, we are planning on removing the brick they put up sometime in the 60s)
I'm sure I'll have plenty of questions soon!
Here is a link that might be useful: pictures