Crazy thing about this house. It’s the Beck Street House, we bought it, and we moved in.

And if you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you already know us, but if you don’t, let us introduce ourselves. We’re Alan and Laryssa. We’re both twenty-something, engaged, and living in a small town in the middle of nowhere. This is our first time as homeowners, we have a lot to learn, and we are so excited to share our story with you!

This isn’t an episode of House Hunters though. We started this process wayyyyyy back in September 2018 when we not-so-seriously toured another property that was for sale in the area. Afterward, our real estate agent invited us to check out this house. At first, we hesitated, but 30 minutes later we found ourselves standing in our forever house – The Beck Street House.

We have so many stories and ideas to share with you as we make this house our home. So let’s start today – April 8, 2019. We got home from work to find a beefy-sized envelope with our names (and new address!) on it. We opened it to find clipped newspaper articles, old photos, a brochure, and the original deed and mortgage to the house along with a handwritten note from the previous owner’s son.

In his note, he wrote “feel free to keep this information or toss it – our clan will never need them back.” We’ve been talking for a few weeks about doing research about the history of our house, and it seems all too fitting that this package arrived the same day we planned to make our website official. He also wrote, “My mother was absolutely thrilled beyond words that someone like you (young, will make use of the wood shop, and a teacher like herself) was the one to whom she was able to hand the keys to.”

Her family mentioned numerous times that this house was a place of memories, laughter, and good fellowship, and we’re excited to keep these things alive as it’s new owners. So welcome to the Beck Street House, and thanks for joining us we make our first house our forever home.


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