Sunday, January 23, 2011

I don't want to jinx...

I don't want to jinx it, but I am just in love with this house. This is now the third time we visited the place. Each time, I wince as we wrap around the road...the river to our left, hoping that the for sale sign is still in the yard. It is. The price dropped again and the good news is that there were no footsteps in the snow...signs of interested people looking through the windows. Now our tracks make their way around the house, stepping up to the windows, peeking through the doors, and even measuring spaces. We laugh and talk about what we could do with each room, if it was ours.

As you pull into the driveway, this is what you see...
The back of the house shows the broken slider into a 24' x 19' "extra room".
The middle shows two bay windows (into our bedroom?).

The front has a great porch where I can imagine having a couple rockers and a scrabble board.

This is the other side of the house. Those five windows together go into the kitchen so you can look over the property while doing dishes, canning, baking etc. See the cute little screened in area? I love it...7 1/2 ft. x 16 ft. of space to sit outside on summer nights and be screened away from the mosquitoes....LOVE. The screened space sits just off the kitchen and dining areas and has doorways to each.

Oh my God! CHECK THIS KITCHEN OUT! I love the long counter space and the island. Can you imagine how easy it will be to cook, bake, can, create in this space? If I could design a kitchen for our family, it would look like this. Space for everything. Lots of storage, double wall ovens...BLISS. I go back and forth about the stove/oven combo in the island.

LOOK at that ginormous island! Storage space below, skylight above, space for bar stools (or some type of seating). I imagine rolling pie crusts on this island. At the far end of the picture you see into the dining room space and can see a glimpse of the staircase (currently teal, would love to restore back to wood). The doors along the right side...a laundry room space and a pantry.
The next step for this home? We need to contact the city and confirm that they will allow us to have chickens, bees, goats and perhaps a cow/pig/horse...and hope that the house waits for us.


  1. $69,900...on 2.37 acres!! Just need to wait on taxes and bonus...

  2. ...and it is currently 5 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and if we were to get it, we'd convert it to 6 bedrooms, 3 full baths (eventually).
    It also has that amazing kitchen, a dining room, living room, parlor/study, the extra room (off the garage) and an additional detached garage. It's pretty awesome.

  3. What a great house! If it isn't lucky enough to have us, then there will be another one for us to make perfect :) We're SO close!!