Monday, May 19, 2008


I've spent the evening filling out the paperwork to list our house for sale. It's not going to be easy to walk away from this place. The house was built in 1892. It has been gutted and completely remodeled so it truly has the best of both worlds - lots of quaint Victorian charm but all the modern amenities.

Here is what my ad says: Historic country charm with many modern updates. Large rooms with 9 foot ceilings. Ceramic tile floors in kitchen and formal dining room - Kitchen has newer oak cabinets, lots of counter space. Glass top range and built in microwave, extra quiet Whirlpool dishwasher. Loads of storage - large pantry off the kitchen, "Harry Potter Room" under the stairs, plus a half basement. All 3 bedrooms have huge walk in closets. Master bedroom is 18' x 20' with vaulted ceiling and a balcony for enjoying quiet mornings. Wrap around porch with large extended deck area perfect for outdoor entertaining. Extensive landscaping with waterfall feature won "Yard of the Month" last year. Entire yard including garden area and porch hanging baskets on timed automatic sprinklers. 24' x 26' two car garage is fully insulated & finished - both doors have automatic openers. Both the garage and 10' x 12' pole barn storage shed have same vinyl siding and paint trim as house.

Athena is a clean, safe, friendly community with a population just over 1,000 people. Brand new library, lovely park with playground and public swimming pool, local grocery and gas station. Located half way between Walla Walla, WA and Pendleton, OR and just 60 miles from Tri-Cities. Enjoy the best of both worlds - live in a quiet rural community yet still be close to shopping, medical care, airport, university, college & community college resources, as well as a wide range of outdoor recreation. (skiing, fishing,boating, and much more.)

So if any of you dear readers know of anyone who might know someone who knows someone who wants to move to Oregon, let them know about it, ok?

Who knows? They say we are all just seven degrees of separation from Kevin Bacon. (I know someone who met him, so I guess I am only two degrees...that makes you THREE degrees from Kevin Bacon.) Maybe with a little blogger networking I can find just the right family to love my house as much as I have.

Hey, stranger things have happened!


Mimi said...

Best Wishes!

Ruth D~ said...

If I was in the market-- I'm not-- I'd definitely be interested. Good luck. May it be easier than most sales.

Rozel said...

You had me at "Harry Potter Room"! It is beautiful!

Belladonna said...

Thanks for the support everyone!

Rozel - the Harry Potter room is truly one of my favorite features of this place. The woman who lived here before us used it as her office/supply area for Mary Kay products she sold. I set it up as a mini-library for a while and then later moved out the books and put in a computer desk and all my stained glass supplies. It's just a neat little nook tucked out of the way.

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