Saturday, December 29, 2012

The new Casa de Clute!

When we first found out we would be moving to Monterey we had planned to live on base. It was easy, the houses were big, and compared to the cost of living in town it seemed like a really good deal. But right before the big move Matt found an awesome place right up the street from Cannery Row. And lucky for us, about two blocks from our friends (the only people we know in town!). There was a lot of back and forth, pros and cons between the two places. On base was close to the commissary, had a lot of storage, a garage, but a small small yard. Off base was in town, had character, had an amazing view, but was smaller and storage was an issue. In the end we went with the quality of life. We can squeeze our stuff into the smaller place for 18 months for a great view and character galore. We called and put down a deposit. Our friends checked out the place to make sure it was legit and a few days later we signed the lease! It was a whirlwind (kinda like our move to San Diego) but exciting. We moved in right before Thanksgiving and have finally finished unpacking. Every single closet and storage space is full (we have a lot of stuff) but it is cozy and just right. And the best part is the amazing ocean view from our living room! 

First up on our tour is the outside...

our red front door!

view from the balcony

front gated area
There is also a huge yard for Harley (which he has yet to really use). We could have one hell of a party at this place!

And now for the inside....

the living room/dining room
It was really hard to figure out where to put our furniture. We wanted to be able to see the view and the fireplace from the sofa, but still needed a space for the dining room table. The table ended up against the window, which means dinner with a view every night!

the view!
Right behind the great room is the kitchen. 

There are two bedrooms on the main level, one to the left of the kitchen and one to the right...
Charlotte's room
the guest bedroom
little nook for the desk, perfect space for Matt to do his homework. 

And downstairs is the master suite. A walk in closet, bathroom, laundry room and bedroom....

It is a little cave like and very different from our vaulted ceiling master in San Diego, but we are warming up to it. There is a deck off the master with a view of the ocean. 

It is a fabulous house and we love it. I am so glad Charlotte finally has a room of her own where we could finally set up her crib! And a closet to hang all her clothes! And the overall feel of the house is wonderful. It is quaint and homey. We are very happy with our choice and will enjoy our 18 months in Monterey!

Now that you have seen the place, when are you coming to visit? Casa de Clute is always open! :)


April Moseley said...

It looks great, Shannon!!! I think you made the right choice, love the views and it being so close to Cannery Row!!! I think ya'll are going to love it there!!!-April Moseley

Suzanne said...

We're coming in 3 weeks - book us for 9 days starting the 19th!!! Can't wait!

Samantha said...

So cute!!! Love the view! I want to come visit, when do you have availability?! :)

Meredith said...

We can't wait to come stay in the guest room! Love the new place!!