I got excited all over again just looking at the photos of our soon to be home! I made it my mission to find the “perfect” house. I will admit, though the search was not very fun, I am pleased with what we chose! I looked at almost 20 houses, but Nick and I were very specific and picky about what type of house we wanted to live in. This will be our home for the next 3 years! For us, this is a big deal! We have lived in 4 places in the last 3 years, so this will be the longest we have ever lived anywhere together!
Because our dog Beretta will be living here with us, we needed a house that was do-able for her as well. Also, even though Japanese-style homes are typically older, we were set on living in a traditional Japanese home, versus a newer home that was more modern. Nick and I love the tatami rooms, shoji windows and sliding doors. However, landlords assume since we are American, we want to live in a Western-style house, not a Japanese-style home! Needless to say, it made the house hunt take a while, but we finally found our gem!