I haven’t mentioned much of this, but just over two months ago we bought our first house in the historic neighborhood of Dignowity Hill. More people know about it now, but even I was stumped when I heard of such a neighborhood.
In San Antonio, when you hear of downtown or southtown, people think of the eclectic houses and buildings that surround the urban area. My husband and I dreamed of living there one day, even though the costs were high and we knew we wouldn’t be able to afford a half-a-million-dollar home. But still, daydreams weren’t illegal.
The houses were bright colors, celebrated ancient stories, and were in the utmost recent repair. They told different stories, and it was no wonder people adored running through the large homes with overarching trees and buildings. Sometimes you don’t have to leave the city to feel like you’ve walked into New York. 😉
When we came across Dignowity Hill, I was a little confused. People excitedly talked about DH, the next gentrified, up-and-coming neighborhood. Driving by, I could see the changes instantly. On one end of the block, there seemed to be some drug activity and abandoned homes, on the other end, you have a 1-million dollar mansion. We contemplated looking into different types of homes and finally settled on what we wanted together:
-open floor plan
-old on the outside, contemporary on the inside
-a fun color
We fell in love with our home. I wasn’t too crazy about the bright blue house at first. It was blue, and I’m a boring kind-of-fun, so I was hoping for a Joanna Gaines neutral gray (lol). But the blue caught on.
We walked into a very vast space with an open view of the entire house, a small deck outside to entertain, a large porch in the front to wave to neighbors, and a backyard view of the Tower of the Americas. It all seemed too good to be true.
We prayed and went with what our heart felt. God wanted us to be in this neighborhood. It wasn’t all pretty just yet, but I love communing with people with all kinds of backgrounds, that’s what I do as a speech therapist-assistant daily in their homes.
Here are just a few interior photos of some small vignettes I’ve set up around the house. Obviously it takes a while to acquire a common ground taste for you and your spouse (he loves industrial, I love eclectic, which he hates lol), but here are the photos of spaces in the house he and I have both loved being in.
More to come.