It happened this time! We moved into this charming New England colonial this past week built in 1900! I didn't want to blog about this sooner which may have possibly jinxed things.
So I will be able to cross owning an antique off the bucket list in 2016!
In general it does not feel like an old house. It is immaculate inside and out. However it is outdated in the bathrooms and kitchen.
There are still some gorgeous old accents like the front door with the letter slot (my favorite thing with the house). The mail carrier actually still slips the mail through this slot! I do want to get a mailbox for outside though since the slot is quite tiny. Mail must have been really small back in the day.
I love the old door knobs and skeleton key holes.
This chandelier is the real deal. All glass! It is in a bedroom. How shabby chic of the prior owner!
This is the huge walk up attic that we could turn into a room and add square footage to the home.
The windows have been replaced with the exception of a couple old custom window which I love seeing.
This old radiator still has its humidifier. Back in the day, people added water to that tray behind it which would then give off water vapors as the heat rose. The downstairs has been updated with baseboards for the heat and the upstairs still has these relics which I love!
There is a cool old slate sink in the basement that we are thinking of putting outside as a planter since we won't use it inside!
While this house is not a complete rehab, we will be updating the bathrooms and kitchen. Since they aren't pretty I will not be showing them until we start the work!
There are some other items from the inspection we will be addressing as well so I am calling this my bucket list rehab! We will be taking our time with things since it is completely inhabitable so it will likely take a few years before we have everything completed.
Thank you for stopping by! Wishing you a wonderful week ahead! ~Val