Wednesday, December 24, 2014

New Home in Albuquerque 2014

In the fall of 2013 we decided that it would be in our best interests to be closer to family in these latter years, thus the move to Albuquerque, NM to be near Patti’s brother Michael and family and not far from Dick’s daughter, Leslie and Marc, in Sedona, AZ. The pictures below are of the condo we purchased which is in the Four Hills Village and within walking distance of Michael and the Sandia Mountains.

We went through a 6 month renovation, instigated primarily to get rid of all the steps in the sunkenliving room also those in the bathroom shower. The before pictures contain the furniture of the sitter who stayed in the house while it was on the market, per the realtor. The den at the end of the living room became our library and office.

Our kitchen was small and old fashioned. We removed the wall between the dining room and kitchen to open up the area, removed the kitchen door to the outside, as we already had a dining room door to the outside, and also opened the kitchen to the living room.

The dining room was left unchanged except for elevating the LR floor and fixing the fireplace.

The master bedroom was unchanged except for the laundry, making the front in the kitchen into a small pantry and opening the back side into the bedroom.

The master bath had a step into the shower which we eliminated and we modernized the bathroom.


Last but not least was the back patio. We replaced the fence, put down pavers, and put in 4 small flower beds.



So, we left our beautiful Ashland, which we dearly loved, but we’ve found another oasis and have created another dream home. We enjoy our new home in Albuquerque with family and new friends.