We like looking at real estate and own a few rentals, but this last venture was a first for us. The husband bought a foreclosure and we actually were thinking about fixing it up and moving into it ourselves. However, it is right in town and within spending an afternoon there we realized we weren't cut out for town-living. If necessary we'd make it work, but after living in the country it would be hard to go back. I could insert a couple of stories here, but I don't want to sound like a country snob. For us it came down to safety as our girls love to be outside. Back to the house...out of habit when we talk about this property we call it the "flip" or the "flip house". After several months of doing this and not thinking about it, our four year old asked her dad "why do you say flip house, its not upside down?" Haha
This beauty was built in the early 1900's and is very big for an older home.
|The sunroom on the end is a favorite of mine! Love the windows.|
The layout is awesome. All the bedrooms are upstairs, and it even has a separate stairway that used to be the "maids quarters"...now insert a maid and I would totally move in!!
|Yummy, right?? *gag*|
|Can't you just picture back in the day?|
|The entry way has two cedar-lined coat closets|
|Attic space that I could envision turning into a reading/play area. The dormers are child-size and darlin'.|
It was funny to see the decade style in the layers of wall paper. I found the 60's under the 70's. :)
Next came painting/plaster repair. We hired this process out as Eric has another fulltime job of his own on the side. ;) It was fun picking out the colors though! This was the color palette I found off Pinterest:
|This house has so much character! The windows, doors, huge trim...its just gorgeous.|
|Doesn't the dining room look better already?|
|Eric put in some white marble tiles in front of the fireplace.|
|Those doors are the real deal...beefy, old & pretty.|
|Sun-room minus plywood in the window|
I am using the rustoleum kit that I did in our laundry room. I will post end-results soon. It came out great, but I am also doing the counter backsplash and haven't finished that yet. We hope to have it on the market by mid-November!