Our New House in Lake Elmo

We finally signed the papers for the new house in Lake Elmo. We almost didn’t close because the relocation company hadn’t signed their HUD settlement paperwork. That’s a piece of paper that tells everyone how much they owe and what credits they have.

Most of the things in our apartment have already been moved over to the new house. Tomorrow we return the apartment keys.

Here are some pictures of the new house. It needs painting to match our taste better but we don’t need to do it right away.

Driveway to the house
The House
The Entryway - to the left is the living/dining room
The Kitchen
The Screened-in Porch
The Screened-in Porch has skylights
The Door to the Deck from the Screened-in Porch


The Family Room off of the Kitchen
The Master Bedroom has 2 huge closets
Balcony off of the master bedroom
View from the master bedroom balcony

We were quite surprised to see that we had a lake view as it was not mentioned anywhere. We’ll be trimming a few trees to get more of the lake view.

Main floor guest room

It’s a little odd that the guest room is tiled to match the tiles in the main floor bathroom. Across from the guest room is a two-person shower – again, another surprise as we hadn’t noticed it when we first viewed the house.

A tree house for the young at heart
View from the side looking towards the deck/screened-in porch
The sellers left us champagne with 2 glasses

We’ll have to christen the house with this champagne much as one would christen a boat.

We also have deeded access to a lake. It’s a small area but it’s sandy so one can go and sit, swim or take a canoe out in the lake. Or — one could fish.

Now we wait for our furniture to arrive from Seattle in 10 days or so.


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7 thoughts on “Our New House in Lake Elmo”

  1. Norma~ so happy for you and Phil that you finally have your new home…I think of you often and miss your company…Your in my prayers.

    Love Dori

  2. Wow. I’m impressed and so happy for you guys. Told you the right house would come at the right time and after hearing of your most recent ordeal,well, I guess the right house came at the right time. Beautiful home. Can’t wait to see it! You’ll be busy making it home.

    Love you,


  3. What a great looking house and location. God has been good to you guys. Hope Phil is liking his job. God Bless, Complicated Randy

  4. Look at all the Vitamin D that will be coming through you windows! 🙂 It looks quite nice and serene.

    1. Yes, there are even windows underneath the cabinets in the kitchen. The property itself has lots of trees so they had to put in a lot of windows for the light. I like the sunshine here.

  5. Hey sis, what an absolutely beautiful house. I am so happy for you guys. Finally, good things come to those that wait. i am happy for you guys. Enjoy it, I know you are really excited now and happy.

    Love you

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