Lou is a residential architect from Texas. Lynn is a copywriter from California. Now living in Boston, they find themselves the proud (delusional? exhausted?) owners of a 3,743 square foot two-family home that was built in 1900 and last decorated in 1960.
You know that unsettling, overwhelming feeling you get when faced with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity? One that scares the hell out of you? It’s tempting. But you can hear your common sense saying, “Run. Run away. This is not what you need right now.”
That’s how I felt the first time I set foot in this big house. But I was also in awe. I walked away telling that common sense to STFU. So much potential. And I wanted us to be the ones to make something with all that potential.
And so, as outrageous and silly as it was for two non-New Englanders, barely one year into living in Boston and without a car, to buy a gigantic renovation project, not to mention become landlords, we did.
(Takes a deep breath to prevent anxiety attack.)
So here we are, chronicling our huge decision, and all the endless decisions that follow.