Dream on …

Spoiler alert: this is a cautionary tale with a less-than-happy ending.

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We fell in love with a house in the middle of South Austin … the perfect location for us …

Designed by a University of Texas professor, it had exposed ductwork, vaulted ceilings, and amazing architectural details …

Honestly, it looked like a photo shoot for a West Elm catalog …

The kitchen was fantastic … I could actually reach the top shelf in every cabinet …

It did have some quirks though. Like the laundry in the dining room …

The master bedroom with room for only a bed …

And the shower ceiling that was a mere 3 inches taller than the top of Don’s head …

Plus, it had no garage and far less space than our current home (by 500 square feet).

But oh, the views of the adjacent greenbelt …

Such a cool house. And we qualified for a mortgage. But the price … the price … the price …

In the final analysis, it was too little house for too much money. So we walked away from happily ever after …

The End

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And the moral of this tale of woe? Never, ever look at a house above your “price point” …