Tuesday, February 14, 2012

when downsizing is an upgrade

This is actually happening.

For the last couple months, Beth and I have been brainstorming and looking for houses in Atlanta that are closer to work. While we have no problem with where we are living now, we have been very interested in finding somewhere closer in town -- just somewhere with more of the perks of living in a city.

While we were in no rush, we think we may have found the perfect place:

Of all the houses we looked at, not only was this one the most move-in ready, it was also the cheapest.

It's been completely remodeled.

It's got a great backyard (plenty of room for an underground trampoline!).

It's a mile from work.

It's just a couple miles from some great farmers markets and tons of International stores and restaurants (a couple Russian places here and there!).

It's right beside I-85 and I-285.

It's right by a Marta bus stop, and a couple miles from the Doraville rail station.

It's perfect. At least for Beth and Liam and I.

It's definitely smaller than where we're at right now (half the size of our current place). But we couldn't be more excited. We're hoping to get involved in the surrounding international community, and just be more all-around intentional when it comes to where we live and why. We feel like it fits both -- it's close to work, but also close to so much we can really get involved in things in our area.

And we're closing on it TODAY.

We're overwhelmed, but excited. I'll keep you posted as to the details and all the exciting changes.


  1. How exciting! Looks like a cute place. I bet you'll be surprised by the downsize -- in a good way.

  2. Thanks Arleen! We definitely learned a lot from our tiny Moscow apartment -- there's just a TON of stuff we don't need. I'm a little nervous figuring out what it is we don't need exactly over the next few weeks, but I'm excited. Beth's already sold about $200 worth of unnecessary stuff on ebay and Craigslist! We liked the idea of a smaller house.