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Adventures in Housing

How a new house turned into a “starter, middle, and ending” home for this Texas woman

Sarah Leeson May 10, 2024
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Violet O'Brien has decided to age in place in her Houston home. Courtesy Violet O'Brien
Adventures in Housing

How a new house turned into a “starter, middle, and ending” home for this Texas woman

Sarah Leeson May 10, 2024
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Violet O'Brien has decided to age in place in her Houston home. Courtesy Violet O'Brien
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When Violet O’Brien and her husband moved into their new home in Houston, Texas in 1992, she didn’t know at the time just how long they’d be living there.

“I had friends that had what they called starter homes, so I guess I’ve considered it to be a starter home, but it’s turning out to be a starter middle and ending home,” said O’Brien. “I have friends that live in retirement centers and places where you wouldn’t have to hassle with all this maintenance. But I was so excited to own my own home, and we put a lot of love and care into this house.”

Click the audio player above to hear about her journey with this house and why she’s grown so attached to it.

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