Yael thinks she looked at 80 houses; I looked at at least 20. What we were looking for was hard to find: a home that was a part of a neighborhood but also had open space. I was so frustrated with the process (most developers up here build generic houses and put them too close together), I almost didn't look at this one. Yael had already seen it. We were told someone else was about to make an offer on it, so I agreed to stop by one day on the way back from skate skiing.
I knew when I first drove up that this was a place I could live in! To make a short story even shorter, 4 hours after first laying eyes on it, our offer had been accepted. It's set against one of Anchorage's larger parks, has a creek running through the front lawn, is in a good neighborhood, and yet has the feel of "country living" (and comes with its own moose, as you can see in the photo.)