Finally, pictures of the house.
Before I "show" them, a little history. Most of my long time readers know that before we moved to Prescott in January 2015 we were living in hubby's parents' house that he inherited after their passing. We sold that house in October 2015. Reality is an average house in San Diego County is worth more than an average house in Phoenix, Arizona. We chose to buy 2 houses down in Phoenix, one that we paid cash for that son and his family are living in at the present time at a reduced rent for them to get ahead and save money and then eventually when hubby retires that will become a rental house (they have the option of staying there after then if they want to but then they'll pay whatever the fair market value is). The other house we decided to put a significant amount of money down and have a really low house payment that we could manage during retirement. There was still a chunk of money leftover; we chose not to buy both for cash to have that cash "nest egg."
Our intent for both houses was to buy starter type homes so that when we were ready to sell they would be attractive to those looking to own their own home. We carefully chose locations, looking at crime rates (lowest), amenities close by (schools, parks, stores, etc.) and marketability in the future. Now of course things can change but we were pretty comfortable with our final choices we made.
When we were living in hubby's parents' home that he eventually inherited, we were using their furniture. We ended up getting rid of 95% of it before we moved to Prescott and had just a few pieces of our stuff. Our intent was to buy new furniture down the line when we get settled where we were going to be. That is in the works but so far we are still living very simply with what we have furniture wise, though there is a timeline for kitchen table and chairs, living room furniture, bedroom furniture, etc.
We wanted for our house something manageable, again not huge. This house is roughly 1500 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. The other "rental" house is 1300 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. The other house doesn't have a pool, but a nice size backyard. The two houses are roughly 3 miles apart.
And now, a tour.......
The living room (which I call the office since it is my work area). This is the view from the front door.
The view from the kitchen. My work computer is the one by the window, that's how I can observe (spy) on the neighbors.
The kitchen from the living room area. One day the card tables and chairs will be replaced.
The kitchen from the den area.
The pantry. Its messy but it does hold a lot. I need to organize it up a bit.
The den from the kitchen. The door on the left goes out to the laundry room.
The den from by the fireplace. The door on the left goes out to the garage.
The master bedroom. It really is a big room. Again, one day there will be different furniture in it.
Walk in closet in master bedroom.
Hubby's music room (or another bedroom). Its a work in progress. I don't go into it except to vacuum around things weekly.
Walk in closet in his music room. That's where he stores his guitars.
The third bedroom. Eventually it will be a guest room. Now it is "stick anything in there you don't know where else to put."
There are 2 bathrooms, actually 1.75 bathrooms. The master bath is just a shower, the other one is shower and bathtub.
And there you have it. Our abode.