Chiara and I would like to buy a cheap house in a run-down neighborhood and make it into an awesome home. We will draw on our immense store of DIY fixer-upper knowledge and endless patience to make a beautiful, thoughtful and unique (and spacious!) home.

As the property value appreciates, and our garden blooms, and great restaurants, bars, and art galleries flock to our neighborhood we will toast our good fortune, hard work, and shrewd planning.