At 9:00 AM today, Claire and I officially became homeowners. The limits of my handiness will be sorely tested. Our new house was built in 1905, and while it has had plenty of updates, we're going to have plenty of fun challenges. The house itself is a piece of extreme craft, though. Rather than being framed in wood and finished with plaster, and other cheap materials, this baby is made of SOLID, OLD GROWTH REDWOOD.
It's made out of gigantic beams that are covered with redwood planks both for the interior and exterior. It's going to be an interesting process learning how to care for a house like this, but we're up for the challenge. I'm thankful to live in a place like Eureka, where it's possible to buy an old house dripping with character that is also in great shape. We'll be documenting our progress in a new blog that I will be able to reveal to you soon. Stay tuned.