Sunday, February 21, 2010

We're Selling Our Olympia, WA Home!

Yes! We're pulling up stakes and moving to Asheville. We signed a purchase agreement so barring any unforeseen hitches before closing, it's sold.

What we have to kiss goodbye are our memories in our 4-bdrm, 2 bath, 1960 square foot beach view & beach access on Eld Inlet of Puget Sound. One acre lot exactly. Very quiet forested site. One of the bedrooms opens into the living room through French doors and can be used as a Den. Large activity room with plenty of storage space. One car attached garage and plenty of room on the lot to add a giant detached garage. Hot tub (dead but wiring and deck surround still intact) and H&C outdoor shower. Large private sun deck. The home was built in 1983 as a Model Conservation Standards house. It has super insulation and a whole house dehumidifier that can keep the house at a nice balanced 50% RH in this damp maritime climate. There are four secluded outbuildings ranging from a 12 square foot rabbit hutch turned tool shed to a one-cord wood drying shed, to a 144 square foot open-sided shed, and finally a 120 square foot climate-controlled storage building.

This is a great place to live as long as you are not a thermophile like me. You can swim, windsurf, kayak, dig clams or raise oysters right on your beach access easement on private land. It's only 16 minutes to downtown Olympia, 13 minutes to I-5, 11 minutes to Westfield Mall and walking or biking distance to The Evergreen State College (TESC). There are miles of trails and hundreds of feet of publicly accessible, yet virtually deserted, beach beginning just a block away in the 1,008 acres of mostly forested TESC campus. The few neighbors within shouting range are fabulous.