Home of the Month | October 2011

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Joe & Myra Long

495 24th Ave. N.

Year home was built?

How long have you lived in the home?
1.5 years

Where did you move here from?
Pacific Northwest

Why did you choose to live in Crescent Heights?
When we first moved here from Oregon (about 2 years ago), we rented in an adjacent neighborhood and walked through Crescent Heights to get to the lake. We just fell in love with the neighborhood, and we were so excited to find the right home for us here!

Have you done any major projects or renovations on your home?
Yes, many! Our biggest projects were completely redoing the kitchen (which included taking out a wall where we matched the other arches in our home), refinishing the hardwood floors, adding a half bath, and moving the laundry inside the house. We are excited to finally more to the outside of the house soon.

Are there any unique features in your home?
Our favorite features are the numerous eyebrow arches, built-in closets, and original hardwood floors.

What do you like about living in St. Pete?
We love the friendly neighborhood, beautiful park, and being close enough to ride our bikes downtown. Not to mention, moving from the Pacific Northwest, it’s great to live so close to a beach where it’s warm enough to get in the water!

Any other info you’d like to share (hobbies, profession, etc.)?
Joe is a research oceanographer with the U.S. Geological Survey, and Myra is a research engineer with SRI. We are excited to be welcoming home our children, Madison and Jonathon, from Bulgaria in the next couple months; we know they will love this neighborhood, too!


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