The second house we looked at was a complete 180 from the duplex This house was about 85% remodeled and ready to move in.
Style: One Story Rancher
Beds/Baths: 3 1/0
Sq Ft: 1,120
Garage: No (Carport)
There wasn't anyone living in the home, but you could tell they took the time to have the home staged. When you first walked in, you were in a generously sized living room with a lot of natural light.
|some of the pictures I had to steal from Trend's website because I forgot to take pictures like this. FAIL.|
There were three bedrooms, each one of them a good size to fit at least a daybed or twin bed.
Oh... and the original hardwood floors? Love them. Completely refinished, and apparently they do run throughout the entire house (aka, in the living room too).
The master bedroom was really big, and could have easily accommodated all of our furniture
It appears the updating of the home stopped midway through the bathroom. We have a new sink and toilet, but the original grey and pink tiles were still intact.
Pink soap holder, toilet paper holder and towel bar-- now that's dedication to a color.
And because I know you are all suckers for a diagram (like me), here is the general floor plan of the house:
Basically this house was exactly what I wanted. I love the idea of a rancher, and this is in much better shape then I thought we could afford.
The neighborhood is very quaint and quiet, with sidewalks. I know it sounds weird, but I love neighborhoods with sidewalks-- probably because the area I grew up in didn't have them.
A nice yard with a covered patio that is already fenced in. ( I didn't take pictures because it was like 23 degrees the day we looked at this house and I just wanted to get inside).
No garage, but there was a carport that JEGs could possibly close in.
I absolutely, positively hate the layout of the kitchen, and I'm not even sure of how to fix it without loosing a window in the kitchen.
If we do close in the carport, the windows in the kitchen will look out into the garage.
Although our backyard and front yard are a good size, we are very close to our neighbors on the sides.
No half bath for guest, and not really any place to put one.
The issues on our cons list are definitely not deal breakers. We really liked this house and, as JEGs says, we "are putting a pin in it".
Stick around, we've got more houses to look at!
Always & Forever,