I haven't posted in a while... some weeks actually. But, I have good reason:
I have been completely consumed in the final purchase process of my new home in Woodinville, WA. (err... "property").
I stutter at the term "home", because in fact, the existing structure is not really livable - [abandoned] neglected, actually. Its a cabin, an old 1950's modified A-Frame.... and its seen better days. My project for the summer will be to get the A-Frame back into its prime.
About the Property:
5-acres of densely wooded, Northwest terrain. At the SW corner of the property, Bear Creek crosses through, which is a well-known salmon spawning waterway. The creek consumes about 1 acre of the property and the remaining 4-acres are elevated woods, gently sloping from 200ft above sea-level in the W of the property, to 230ft above sea-level on the E border. Because of the creek, there are actually NO direct access roads to the property... in other words, it feels a bit like an island. The only access to the property is by crossing my private 50ft bridge. My first order of business is to install automated spotlight turrets and hire a troll to live beneath the bridge. (kidding).
The A-Frame sits on an elevated ledge above the creek, perhaps 30ft from the water's edge. It is - to say the least - a very charming setting.
I will be putting a bunch of photos up in the coming days and weeks - as we bash through walls and tear-out rotten floors (the photo above is not the house!). For the moment, I will just leave you with a couple map aerials of the property, for perspective. EDIT: I have taken one of the photos out for security reasons.
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