Our new house is a quaint 1-story brick ranch, nestled at the edge of a mature neighborhood, backed up to a newer housing development with a golf course. The yard is about .5 acres, which is much larger than any we’ve had so far. It was built in 1956 and has most of the original features, such as the appliances, linoleum floor, and a built in pantry and bookshelf.
And it has a basement! We looked almost exclusively at homes with basements this time. Though we tried to get a couple newer homes, this one had a wide open, dry, solid wall basement with two sump pumps. It’s green and yellow, for unknown reasons.