Beginning at the Beginning

There is this elusive idea of a home that you buy and live in forever. The house where you notch the growth of your children year after year into the door frame. The house where you dance barefoot in the kitchen. The house that you bend and craft to your liking over the years. The house where you watch your daughter get married in the back yard. The house that you pour your heart, time, and memories into. The house of your dreams.

The reality is, not many people buy the house of their dreams on the first go. Life is funny that way. When you need it the most- few people have the financial situation that allows them to buy the perfect home(or even a great home) in their 20’s or 30’s. The vast majority of us will buy a starter home, a couple of intermediate homes, and then someday when we are older and our children are about to leave the nest we will finally be able to afford our dream home… if we are lucky.

My husband and I live in the San Francisco Bay Area(Silicon Valley to be exact) where house prices soar into the millions for under 2,000 square feet of home. We love it here. We know this is where we want to be for the rest of our lives. So when we set out to buy our first home this year we decided that we will be doing things a bit differently. We couldn’t afford our dream home. We didn’t want to buy a starter home. So we set out to find a home in the right place, with the right potential, for the right price.

Last month we closed on a house that we are excited to live in forever. Is it perfect? Far from. Is it the house we can see ourselves living in forever? Maybe not right now. But we are excited about the road we are setting out on to turn this house into our forever home. We will be documenting our projects, home improvements, and “bumps” in the road right here for your reading pleasure so stay tuned!


About Meghan MacAskill

Sharing the adventures of raising three daughters, owning our first and forever home, and working in our dream careers. Our life is a roller coaster of many ups and downs and we are here to share the highs, the lows, and everything in between!

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