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post #1 of 22
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We may have found a new place! We went to look at it yesterday and fell in love. The owner just wants to verify my employment and get a reference from our current landlord, and we're in! (I called the current landlord and left him a message to call me. If he wants us out, it's in his best interest to give us a glowing review!) He knows we have cats, just not how many and I am hoping we don't have to 'fess up. "Ask me no questions, and I'll tell you no lies..."

The house is the Old Train Depot in Ward, CO, built in 1897 when it was a gold rush boom town. It is gorgeous!!! 2200 square feet (HUGE!), hardwood and polished marble floors, all the bannisters (as well as the trim on a dry bar in one of the 'community rooms') are polished brass. There is a spiral staircase to the second floor, which is a loft with a bedroom and a small glass-ceilinged "meditation room". The main floor has two huge (three times the size of my mom's living room, easily; you could hold a ballroom dance in them!) rooms which were the "community rooms"; they have a full window-wall on the south wall (which is where the trains would have come up) and there are two antique (and fully functioning) wood burning stoves that look like something you would make cappucino in! They are cast iron, brass and chrome and very beautiful. The kitchen is large enough to be the kitchen for a restaurant (it actually was for a while, the building was used as a restaurant and general store for years before being converted to a house.) and has a beaten copper backsplash. All the appliances are brand new. There is also an office on the main level which we plan on using as our computer room. The master bedroom (which will be my room) is downstairs, currently fits a king sized bed with lots of room to spare, has its own bathroom with a steam shower, and there is a waterfall...yes, a waterfall!!! in the bedroom. The owner turned what was the old coal shute into a waterfall with an aquarium pump and it is lined with river rocks. This place is like a museum.

Oh, and the best part...it may be haunted. Is that cool or what?????

There is also a small, one room cottage next door to it that is included in the rental, so if anyone comes to stay there is someplace to sleep!!

The house is at 9300 feet, 1300 ft higher than we are now. It's still only 18 miles to Boulder, we are 12 miles from Boulder where we are now, so there is not a significant change in my commute. The town of Ward has 179 residents. There are 2 general stores. It's really something amazing. Supposedly, people there periodically find gold in the ground even still. (will be sure to let you know if we find some, LOL!!!)

So, if all goes well, we will be moving on 6/1. Once we are in, will post a ton of pics. Please send vibes and keep your fingers crossed for us!
post #2 of 22
Flip! It sounds to die for! Crossing fingers for you!
post #3 of 22
Wow, what a find. Seriously good vibes, prayers and crossed fingers for you!

And...I know where the next Colorado TCS meet up has to be. And it has to be a sleep over so we can see the ghosts, LOL!
post #4 of 22
What a place!!! I hope you get it as I would like to see pictures!!!
post #5 of 22
Sounds beautiful!! I hope you get it!
post #6 of 22
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by kluchetta
Wow, what a find. Seriously good vibes, prayers and crossed fingers for you!

And...I know where the next Colorado TCS meet up has to be. And it has to be a sleep over so we can see the ghosts, LOL!
You know it!
post #7 of 22
Lots of good luck being sent your way! It sounds like the kind of place they showcase on HGTV! I HOPE you get it!
post #8 of 22
I've never even seen a house that big! Wow... are you still with your parents, is that why you get the main floor bedroom?

Good luck... sounds like a dream home!
post #9 of 22
Thread Starter 
No, Tybalt and I decided a few months ago we each wanted our own room. And since I am the one with the job that pays for the rent, I get the master bedroom LOL.
post #10 of 22
I send prayers and vibes ... for you to get it and not get the how many >??
post #11 of 22
Wow! That sounds like a dream home! Hope you get it!
post #12 of 22
Wishing you best of luck!
post #13 of 22
It sounds utterly amazing. Can't wait to see pix of the waterfall!
post #14 of 22
Wow! Good Luck! I wondered if you had a new place or not.

And keep us posted on any ghostly activities!
post #15 of 22
Sounds awesome! I hope this works for you and all the kitties!
post #16 of 22
The place sounds incredible (but hard to heat). I'm trying to imagine a waterfall in the bedroom. The glass-ceilinged meditation room would probably appeal to the kitties.
post #17 of 22
It sounds wonderful.
All kinds of positive vibes are coming your way.
post #18 of 22
It sounds like a fairy tale house! I hope you get it! Then we could all write HGTV and tell them about your house/rescue and how they should feature it on one of their programs!
post #19 of 22
Sounds like an awesome place. Good luck!
post #20 of 22
Oh my gosh, you sound like you just described a palace!!! It sounds wonderful!!! Can't wait for the pics!!! Does it still look like a train depot outside?
post #21 of 22
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Originally Posted by MoochNNoodles
It sounds like a fairy tale house! I hope you get it! Then we could all write HGTV and tell them about your house/rescue and how they should feature it on one of their programs!


How cool would that be?!

The house sounds awesome - best of luck to you!
post #22 of 22
Sounds absolutely wonderful! I hope everything goes smooth!
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