One of the things that really appealed to Marcus when he found this property is that it is surrounded by the City of Fredericksburg’s Parks and Rec fields. The house itself sits on an unheard of 1.5 acres within the city limits and next to that are soccer fields, a walking trail, and a public pool. Personally, this was less than appealing to me. I don’t necessarily care to wake-up to the sounds of early morning soccer games but I’m also not what one would call a “morning person” so pretty much any sound (with the exception of coffee brewing) is annoying.
Along with the soccer fields, having a pool within walking distance is also appealing to Marcus and most definitely appealing to our girls but it all sounds tedious to me. Personally, I’ve been having daydreams about lounging next to our own pool which would also serve as a babysitter in the years to come (because, let’s be honest, we are going to live for the rest of our lives in this house).
Naturally, having been vacant for 10 years the 1.5 acres of the property itself is very overgrown though there is a beautiful magnolia tree that I can’t wait to free. I also hope to bring-in my horticulturist sister-in-law (hi, Eleis!) to help lay-out a plan for a naturally beautiful and ecologically friendly landscape design. We have a lot of work ahead of us.