Do you have a dream of owning an amazing historic Craftsman home? I did.
Surprisingly, I’m truly excited to share that my dream house is now for sale. Check out the listing for 726 7th Street Astoria OR.
With a cobblestone fire place from 1876, it’s an incredible example of Craftsman architecture, and in my not-so-humble opinion, it’s one of the most beautiful homes in Astoria, if not the planet. Plus, the most amazing view and location, just blocks from Buoy and all of downtown.
I know living in such a grand home isn’t for everyone, but I loved it. I truly worked my ass off to make it not just my dream house, but our home. I loved transforming it from a dusty, dark, cluttered and slightly run down house to one that felt lived in and loved. When we had the house on the Assistance League’s Home and Chef Tour (which raised over $18k for kids who need clothing), it felt so wonderful to get compliments from guests who said they could feel the love when they entered the door. 🙂
I shared the story two years ago about how I manifested my dream house, and a year later about how it had become My Historic Money Pit. On my family blog I shared how we wanted to attract co-housing renters in the basement, but what I never shared how I worked for months to turn the Theater into an Aibnb rental, where at $40 a night, we’ve made over $1k a month in the winter months, and more in the summer. Between the two rentals, it nearly pays the mortgage (and if we had stayed we would have refinanced with the new policy that allows home owners to count Airbnb income to lower their rate/payment). For someone who wants to have an Airbnb lifestyle, hosting guests from near and far, the place is perfect.
That had been our plan, along with happily ever after, but as it turns out, I started the new year deciding that it was time to end my marriage. Blessedly, we’ve been as amicable as possible, but I also felt in my heart that I had to let go of my dream house to actually live my dreams.
In this case, our loss will be someone’s gain. We’ve priced the house $20k below what our realtor thinks we could have listed at in order to get buyers to bite faster. We’ve worked hard for the past two months to move my stuff and get the place gleaming. I am certain that the house hasn’t looked this good in a hundred years!
The good news is that since the listing went live, we’ve gotten over forty hearts on Zillow. I know many will admire it, but we only need one buyer who is ready to own their dream home. 🙂
Lastly, I just want to sent out a little woo-woo vibes for an easy sale. Who knows, maybe this post will randomly get sent to a friend of a friend whose inspired to live in Goonieville. Believe me, if I was independently wealthy, I would buy the place again in a heartbeat. 🙂
PS Talk to me if you too have the dream of creating a boarding house for women and children who are transitioning due to divorce. 😉