What’s more fun than looking at houses on realtor.com?
I’ve been looking this a.m. + now wish to share 3 houses I like.
Every single show on HGTV features 3 houses per episode, after all,
+ if it’s good enough for them, it’s good enough for my blog!
Let’s get started!
HOUSE NUMBER 1
THE WOODSY ENGLISH CHARMER
2 bd, 2 ba — $163.500
This house has kind of an odd, designed-by-owner exterior,
which usually results in my shaming of the homeowners during the drive-by.
Funny thing, though. I like this!
That overhang at the front door is appealing,
+ I will soon replace the shingles with standing seam metal roofing.
Now, then. Look at the charming walk way on the wooded, 1 acre property!
Inside there is kind of a Hansel + Gretel vibe that I’m loving:
That room had me at exposed stone or brick + a fireplace.
Look at that sweet stool! Where is Miss Muffet?!?
(Calm down. It probably doesn’t come with the house, but still.)
The kitchen doesn’t have a ton of cabinets, but it’s all so very charming.
And please. Built-in bookcases with window seats?
Yes! I would buy a house for those!
HOUSE NUMBER 2
PLAIN JANE BUNGALOW
3 bd 1+ ba — $178.500
I am head-over-heels in love with that sunny, south-facing front porch,
but am not feeling the love for the bad siding.
Bad siding just means I get to choose something more fun + appropriate.
I would buy this or any other house that has this sort of eat-in nook:
Those original kitchen cabs would stay + get a new paint job.
Notice, please, that the stacked uppers are very appealing + very now.
The scalloped trim at the window would have to go, though.
I actually like the vintage-style, linoleum back splash
+ counter with the metal edge.
I would keep the design but do it in red or gray, instead.
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HOUSE NUMBER 3
NEGLECTED CAPE COD
This house is on the street that runs parallel to the river flowing past our town,
so I am guessing that the views from inside are pretty spectacular.
Meanwhile, I really love the following exterior features:
those dormers, that cute front bump-out, + the bay window on the side!
I’m strangely on the fence about this pair of cupboards in the dining room, though:
But what am I saying?
They are obviously original to the house + are oozing with charm.
- This concludes my first real estate blog post.
Thanks for viewing!
If you want a link to any of the houses, let me know.