Saturday, October 31, 2015

House Hunting

As I mentioned before, Jim and I started house hunting. Here is a fun rehab property that peaked our interest. 

She was built in 1920. We learned the reason there is no fireplace is because at that time it was in vogue to not have one and show that you were chic by using a modern heating system!
I forgot to snap a photo when we got there and it was still light up. It is starting to get dark way too early!
The home is filled with original details!
I was in love!
Must have lace curtains in an old home like this!
The cellar has what appears to have been a room for canned and jarred goods.
Interesting basement.
A door that looks like it hasn't been opened in years.
A gorgeous radiator.
I just love an old skeleton key!
We visited here the day it went on the market. It was like an open house! There were people coming and going and the listing agent was there. It was nuts. 

Being at the price it was, we could afford it and be able to hire contractors to get the work done. It needs updated electrical, blown in insulation, all new windows, refinishing on the wood floors throughout, new ceilings and the walls needed to stripped of old paper and painted, a new kitchen and 1.5 bathrooms. 

We do have an offer out on this property as I publish this, but this sort of property gets priced to generate interest so a contractor will come in and pay cash. Cash buyers always win! The lucky winner will give her new life and resell her! However it is exciting to dream about and know there is a slight possibility of us getting it.

House hunting has been stressful. We have put offers in on 5 properties so far with no luck! We keep trying.

Thank you for stopping by! ~Val


  1. Great house! Loving the white built in cabinet and the architectural details :)
    I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you!!

  2. wow, must really be a seller's market there! good luck in getting 'the one!'

  3. Its a gorgeous house Val. Fingers crossed that you manage to get this one.

  4. All the best in house hunting
    That house is so beautiful,such a dream

  5. Val, I am wishing you and Jim all the best! The house is gorgeous! I know you'll find something! Big Hugs and Happy Halloween ;o)

  6. What a gorgeous old house! we bought a 1920s house in SF that needed updated electrical and plumbing not to mention layers, and layers of wall paper everywhere! But it was such a beautiful old house. It was our first house, and a starter house. I miss that one.

  7. What a house full of character! Keeping my fingers crossed for you :D

  8. I really love this one, Val.
    Crossing my fingers for you!

  9. What a stunning house, I love the details! Although that door seems a bit creepy. I am keeping my fingers crossed.

  10. Good luck on your offer through closing. Sounds like you guys are prepared for the work that needs to be done. Looks like room for crafting downstairs! Nik

  11. Val, I love this house! Fingers crossed you guys get it. I live in a old house and currently renovating it. Keep us posted.

  12. Yes it is nice to dream! Fingers crossed for you guys! It does sound like a house for one of those TV shows that renovate and re sell properties! We love to watch them :)

  13. Lovely beautiful old house with a great deal of character. Sure it is for you! :)

  14. Congrats on your offer being accepted! I love the white built-in and the fancy radiator! I can't wait to see all the updates you do to this house!

  15. I saw your instagram post where your offer was accepted! Congratulations! This house is awesome! You will make it beautiful. I can't wait to see after pictures. I might also add that I am extremely jealous of that built in hutch!!! They sure don't make houses like that anymore. So happy for you!!!

  16. I was just going to wish you luck, but apparently your offer has been accepted!! Aaaaah! Congratulations! It's a great old house and you're going to have a lot of fun fixing it up.

  17. Wonderful house!!! Great details!!!
    Have a nice day, dear Val!!! and my g+ for you!!!:)))

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

  18. The traditional features in your 1920's house are stunning and would be the dream of most people, with the exception of those who love the ultra modern look. It's sad to think you've fallen in love with this house but your chances of winning it are slim. If I were a millionaire, I'd give you a helping hand to buy it.

    Vincent West @ Emily Cassolato

  19. This looks like a treasure. I bought one that is slightly older and it did definitely cause some headaches. We planned 4 months of renovations before we moved in and that was the best decision we made. The renovations still were not completely finished when we ended up moving but it was mostly done. We completely finished after another month.

    Jacqueline @ Buyer's Option Realty Services

  20. You don't see homes like this very often these days. It's certainly going to need a lot of work, but you're well-prepared for that. Getting that much work done is also a great opportunity to customize things the way you really want them, so you never have to settle for what's already there. Good luck on the bid!

    Eddy Clemmons @ No Mortgages Ltd


Thank you for stopping by! I love reading visitor comments! ~Val