this ladies and gentlemen this is what one calls a big effing step

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

i've mentioned before here on the plum that i'm in the market to purchase a home.

well guess what?

i bought one!!

me, alexa harriet marinos, me, permanent renter, me, unable to make a decision, me, the most expensive thing i own is my chloe handbag,
ME.

i close in early october on my newish (built in '06) townhouse in the detroit shoreway neighborhood and i'm so flippin' excited to move in i can't even handle it.

it's everything i want - 3 floors, 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a balcony off my kitchen on the second floor and a big (for the city) fenced in backyard with a cool trellis thingy. unfortunately, the kitchen doesn't have granite counter tops but i'm having them installed, obvy.


here's a little peak at my new living/dining room with the current owners furniture and whatnot in it....



i can't wait to show you guys what i do with the place!

my thoughts have turned to decorating, buying pieces, buying art, planning a housewarming party, and thinking about the first meal i'm going to cook in the kitchen.

i am going to miss my apartment in bridgeview a little bit though, it has been my home for almost 5 years after all. i'm ptobably going to miss being able to walk to constantino's market the most though.

one things i won't miss is brasa, the brazilian steakhouse that's located on the ground floor of my apartment building. i'm not going to miss it because it's horrible but because in all the years that i've spent living in cleveland in this building and all the restaurants and bars i frequent in my fair city i've never stepped foot in brasa.

never. stepped. foot. into a restaurant i've shared a building with for almost 5 years and walked past thousands of times.... there's something wrong with that.

before i move in a few weeks i WILL go to brasa steakhouse - FACT.

now if you'll excuse me i have a few more design websites peruse.

31 comments:

  1. Congratulations!!! Have fun decorating!

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  2. Congratulations! Can't wait to see more pics.

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  3. Congratulations, Alexa! I know you are going to have so much fun decorating and adding your own personal touch to the townhouse. Can't wait to see more pictures!

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  4. Yay! Yay! Yay! Congratulations!!!!

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  5. Awesome - congratulations!

    Good luck not spending your life savings on decorating........it's so hard not to!! :)

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  6. Honey, your 'trellis thingy' in the back is called a pergola. Thought you needed to know the correct term since you will possess one....ha. XO

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  7. Congratulations! Can't wait to see what you do with the place.

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  8. When I bought my first condo, it was the first time I felt like a real grown-up. It wasn't just the mortgage payments. But, the idea that I got to decorate it and really share my sense of style ... that's really what hit me over the head. This is such an exciting time for you, Alexa ... I couldn't be more happy that you're taking this step!

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  9. The value of my condo just fell 68% due to your recent home purchase on my street. Thanks for bringing down my neighborhood.

    Oh, and I *will* be knocking on your door at least once a week, asking for random kitchen utensils, baking ingredients and toilet paper.

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  10. Congrats!!!!! Go super-hungry to Brasa.

    If you haven't selected granite yet, I may be able to help :) Message me if you're interested!

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  11. Congratulations! That's so exciting! I'd love to be in a position to buy...solely to be able to decorate. And good call on the granite counter tops.

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  12. WOW! So many congratulations! Looks fantastic!

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  13. congrats!

    this shot of JD is for you!

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  14. Congrats! I cannot wait to see the 'after' pics. Decorating is so much fun! What are your favorite design blogs/websites?

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  15. Yay! You have a room for me when I visit.

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  16. CONGRATS GIRL! The place sounds amazing. Looking forward to a housewarming party!!! Oh and Mark will gladly escort you to Brasa. It is his favorite restaurant!!

    ~Linds

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  17. OMG YAYYYYYYY! I'm so happy for you!!!! Congratulations!!!

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  18. Congratulations! Being a home owner is so exciting. I can't wait to see pictures once you're all moved in.

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  19. Congratulations! I have a blog about interior design. Check it out BarrieBriggsSpang.blogspot.com. I write about current projects I am working on and things that inspire me. I look forward to reading your blog each day. Good luck with the house.

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  20. yaaaaaay! congrats alexa!! that is so exciting, so happy for you. can't wait to see what you do with the place and the housewarming party...obviously.

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  21. Congrats! Can't wait to see how you decorate it. Check out http://www.houzz.com/ for tons of ideas.

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  22. YAYAYAYAYAYAYAY! I AM SO SUPER HAPPY, EXCITED, STOKED FOR YOU! That is such exciting news - and I'm pretty sure you will absolutely LOVE owning! ;) Can't wait to see what you do with the place :) CONGRATS!!!

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  23. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!! That is sooooo cool!!! Love you lady!!

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  24. hahahahaha! pergola! of course mom knew the correct term!

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  25. I'm a million years behind on things but CONGRATS!!!

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  26. How the hell did I miss this post? I've been waiting around for you to tell us you decided on a place, and now I'm almost two weeks behind in seeing it!

    Congratulations!!!

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