I just wanted to give you a little update on the house situation.
Our house is officially up for sale, and we have only had one family look at it so far.
And just like I thought…it’s a pain to keep my house “show ready” with four little boys running around!
But it’s all good.
As far as the property/house we are wanting to buy…well, we were supposed to sign a contract on it last Friday, but didn’t get to.
The seller has some legal stuff he has to work out.
So we are supposed to sign the contract this week, but we are not getting our hopes up.
Our attitude is, if it works out…great. If it doesn’t work out…that’s great too. We are not going to stress over things that are out of our control!
When I posted the picture of the 1865(ish) house we wanted to buy, I thought you guys would think we were absolutely nuts.
But I was pleasantly surprised with all the comments from readers who thought it was great that we wanted to buy that old house. I loved all the “go for it” attitudes! You guys are awesome. :)
So I snapped a few more pictures of the inside of the house to show you actually had bad it is.
(You might just change your mind after you see these.)
This is a picture of the front door from inside the house…
As you walk in the front door of the house, you see this….(actually, there is a large entryway, but I didn’t get a picture of it all.)
The steps lead up to very small rooms upstairs…
Now come one ladies, can’t you picture how beautiful these would be? They are the original hard wood stairs!!! They just need a little TLC. :)
If you look to your right when you walk in the entryway, you will see this…
The original hardwood floor had already been removed. Ugh! But we would install a beautiful dark hardwood floor throughout the downstairs. Can’t you picture that fireplace with a beautiful mantle? We are thinking about leaving the brick exposed. This would be the dining room. I would love to find a beautiful chandelier for this room.
One the left side of the entry way, you see the same thing…
This would be the living room area. Some of the original hardwood floor is still there, and some has been removed. I would love another beautiful mantle and some custom-made bookshelves on each side (by my hubby, of course.)
I also picture beautiful (white) slipcovered love seats in this room. There are two beautiful windows in the front of the room that let in beautiful light.
When you are standing in this room, you can look all the way across the house to the “dining room”…
Are you picturing the potential, ladies? Couldn’t it be beautiful?!!
When you go upstairs, you see this small area on the right….(yes, those are vines growing through the open windows.) This could be a cool playroom for the boys.
And you see this on the right…(yep! the roof is gone!)
When we build the roof back, we are wanting to add a large dormer to the back to make this room big enough to be a bedroom.
You can see the beauty of the subdivision from this “roof top” view… (front yard)
The farm land to the left of the house and behind the house can NEVER be built on. Isn’t that great?
Here are a few more pictures just to confirm our insanity…
The entry way…
The back of the house…
If we get the house, we will be able to add additions to both sides and the back. We would be adding a basement, den, kitchen, laundry room, master bedroom/bath, garage, plus 3 bedrooms. Whew! And my hubby would be doing most of the work to save money and because he loves it! And so do I. I am dying to get my hands of this house.
Now, what do you think?
Do you still say “go for it”?
Or have you decided I have a few screws loose and that it might be a good idea to stop following my blog?
Some people see this…
But I see this…
I’ll keep you posted…