I was researching like a mad woman this weekend and found out there has been another owner of our home. I was completely floored that I could've missed that!
Fred Griffin 1959-1962
H.S. and Barbara Lauer: March 9, 1962 – January 27th, 1966
L Edward Eisele Jr: January 27th, 1966 – April 26th, 1993
Harmona Conradine Ugard (and Bruce Ugard): April 26th, 1993 - February 28th, 2002
Us: February 28th, 2002 - until death do us part :)
I have an unhealthy attachment to this home, I love it so much and feel so strongly that we are meant to be here.
We found this house by accident. We had an appointment with our realtor, who was late. We were supposed to be viewing the little house across the street with the retro screen block.
We were parked perfectly next to the "For Sale" sign of the Griffin House, such that it wasn't visible. Jeff noticed a crazy black wood fence, really funky design. He walked over to look at it and noticed the For Sale sign and flyers. In reading the flyer, we knew we had to have this house. Our agent phoned as we stood outside hoping to get in. They told us no, it would have to be another day.
The wait was awful, I think it was several days, before we were allowed to come back. We wrote a full offer within an hour of leaving.
Even with all of the problems and money sunk into this place, we love it and feel so lucky to be here.