It’s time, once again, for us to head to my happy place– realtor.com.
Today I want to buy this house — or I should say housES?
This is the very rare listing for not 1 but 2 houses, both only $199,900!
Do the math! What’s that, per house?
Whatever it is — let’s start here — The Brick Possible Story + A Half:
I’m smitten with that inset porch + the brick piers flanking the steps.
Those evergreens, however, have long outlived their usefulness,
+ let’s get real — awnings like that were never a good idea.
Check out the small-ish upstairs window, though:
One has to ask, Is there an upstairs?
I’m saying a little prayer that there is! Here’s why:
Did you recognize those light fixtures from our living room?
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Next up, house #2 — The Small, 2-Porch, White Farmhouse:
How adorable is that front porch?
But wait. There’s more!
I have to admit, I’ve always had a thing for the side porch.
Meanwhile, our G.O. has a thing for a spacious garage, like this one:
Please. Look at that eagle.
In the dark ages, when I bought my very first house, eagles were a major thing.
Yes, I had one on the exterior + only about a 1,00 of them inside.
But I digress.
What’s that charming outbuilding that I’m spying, out back?
How quickly can I turn it into the potting shed of my dreams?
Or chicken coop, if we were so inclined. I don’t think we are.
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Now it’s time to have a look-see inside,
but disclaimer: it’s not clear in which house these photos belong:
No, I think it’s the brick house, because the windows are the same.
Well, brick or no, they had me at all that natural woodwork,
+ the columns + built-in cabs., too?
Looks like those cabs have leaded glass doors on both sides,
which I don’t think I’ve seen before.
Speaking of awesome built-ins, let’s head to the kitchen:
People. What’s this I’m seeing that looks like an original butler’s pantry?
WOW — I would totally buy a house for just that one feature!
Sadly, it’s time for those replacement cabinets to be replaced, themselves:
It wouldn’t be any fun if I wasn’t able to design my own kitchen, would it?
I’m practically salivating! HA!
Time for one last room, the bath:
One’s first impulse might be to yank out that original sink,
but just say NO!
I would totally design the rest of the room around it!
Something along these lines:
While my creative juices are flowing,
methinks we’ll do a little drive-by of these 2 houses, later today.
Somebody grab the camera — stay tuned!