The backyard is smaller than ours, yes, but it has it a jacuzzi built into the deck, tile fountain on the back wall, fruit trees and lots of lovely nooks and crannies for the kids to explore. (The backyard was Archer's favorite part.)
It also has a roomy courtyard + outdoor fireplace in the front of the house, gated with a sky-high hedge, ideal for (as they LOVE to say on House Hunters) "entertaining"... Not that we'll be entertaining anyone besides ourselves but still... kumbaya with the fam beside an outdoor fireplace sounds like a pretty dreamy Friday night.
The house is located about a mile away from where we live now but is still pretty close to both kids' schools and has plenty of lovely places in walking distance. And? It's gorgeous, within our budget...ish, full of lovely vibes, giant windows and happy ghosts.
Time will tell if there will be an episode three. In the meantime, we'll be right here waiting for you, Steve. Richard Marx accompanied beach-sunset-slideshow style.
There's more where this came from, Steve. So much more.