Today I am multi-tasking by watching House Hunters on TV
while make-believe house hunting on realtor.com
Fun for me!
Let’s see what’s for sale in our town.
First up, here’s a house that we actually toured a few years ago.
Hey, the 80’s called — they want their arch-topped window back!
I could see us living here, because it reminds me of a Cape Cod,
one of my favorite house styles.
See for yourself:
Hooked On Houses blog
Bob Vila online
Okay, okay — so this is a bad 80’s Cape Cod.
How much fun would it be to bring an unloved house into this century?
But first, it needs to be asked:
WHAT WOULD CHIP + JOANNA DO?
What a coincidence that one of their most recent projects
involved an 80’s house with arch-topped windows galore!
Bye, bye windows! Hello, 21st Century!
I was really floored at this major change.
No doubt I would have just tried to settle
+ make do with the existing windows.
(That never ends well, by the way.)
But wait, there’s more.
Here are a couple other houses in our town that I want to re-do.
This one’s a foreclosure:
Please! That bay alone makes me want this house!
I can’t imagine the prettiness that’s underneath all that naughty siding!
Speaking of naughty siding, imagine this house without it:
And without its inappropriate casement windows + plastic shutters.
I’d buy it just for this charming breakfast nook:
Oh, + I’ve always liked arches in old bathrooms, too:
That arch is definitely a keeper, but those tiles would have to go.
In their place, let’s imagine something like this:
Thanks for house shopping with me!
Oh, the houses we’d save, if only we had all the money in the world!