Heres how it all began...
Jeremy and Cortez have been known the frequent the lot of grass across from what would eventually become our house. During their time at the park, they met what would soon end up being our neighbor. He lives across the street from Teakle House. He eventually convinced Jeremy to ask the owner of the Teakle House if he would be willing to part ways with the estate for a chunk of cash, and the promise of better days for the neglected house. Cecil, the owner, agreed to the terms and was happy to know that we would turn this Detroit gem into something worthy of a new family, and still pay respects to its historical features.
While we waited for the final closing papers to be ready, Cecil shared with us some of his most fond memories of living in the Detroit as a child. Mostly reckless and dangerous fun like building homemade bombs with his friends, and making big jars explode. I was excited to get in their and start making my own memories. Probably more knitting and less bombs.
Things that sold me on the house:
-The overall "fairy" vibe I get- *Anyone who knows me, knows I love to build fairy doors.*
-The huge backyard- Happy dogs and happy gardens.
-Three Fireplace - What!!
-It was built in 1889- how cool!? Jeremy and I aren't the cookie cutter house type anyway..
Things that make me concerned:
-It has no plumbing or electric
-Visible water damage
-Visible termite damage to the floors
-The dead squirrel on the front porch
Coffee with our housemate. He's going to share a room with Kristie.