I’m sharing our Top Three choices in out hunt for a newish, one story, traditional home. In case you’ve missed the series so far, here’s House #1 and House #2. What do you think?!! Was one of these our pick or is it Home Search #3?!?
Right away this house felt newer and seemed to be better maintained than the other two homes. Out of the three homes, this was the best value price/sq.ft. It is the same size as House #2. It has 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 3 living rooms, 2 eating rooms, a 3 car attached garage, a large pool, and a HUGE backyard. It’s located a little further away from the major highway Stud uses for work, but it is a neighborhood known for having lots of children and is only four blocks from the elementary school and six blocks from the middle school. Check it out…
The entry to this home speaks volumes about the house throughout. 1. The owners LOVE faux finishes! 2. Natural light illuminates every room. The hardwood floors are a dark brown color through most of the house.
This is the living room and sort of the hub of the home. It separates the bedrooms, dining room, kitchen, and family rooms. And behind the sofa is a wall of windows that showcases another real pretty backyard.
The dining room is being used as the office by the current homeowners. I can see this working for a family with one junior higher, but with my three sweeties running every which way through the house, this room would definitely be a traditional dining room.
The trim in here is very pretty, but a new light fixture would be a must.
The dining room connects to the kitchen. The kitchen has nice cabinets that would eventually need to be re-stained or painted!?! The owner is offering an appliance allowance for this kitchen – not much, but every little bit helps.
Similar to House #1, this kitchen opens to the family room, but because of one angled wall, it doesn’t have quite enough space for an island.
The floors, textured walls, and ceiling fan are really hard on the eyes, but if I focus on the trim, I do like this setup.
The family room has a nice fireplace and is more spacious than the other two family rooms. On the wall to the far left of the below picture, a built-in would be a total MUST!
How many of you have a sauna inside your home!?! Thankfully this house doesn’t come with one either. The paper says it will be going with the owners. This would be my office/guest room. It’s not a large room, but the closet does have quite a few shelves.
Past the office, there’s one set of stairs in this house that leads to the media/kids room. This room is the same size as the front living room, has a closet for storage and another door that leads to the walk in attic that is floored and ready to be used for major storage.
The master bedroom is a good size…
And the master bathroom and closet are roomy and clean. (Painting the walls is a given).
The windows here are actually glass blocks, but they’ve been framed. Interesting. And the door to the left of the shower is a small opening with a folding door — if Stud or I were to get any bigger we’d have to use the toilet in the hall bath. Jacuzzi tub = score.
The boys would need to switch back to their bunks for this room. Their room in the rancher was the same size as the master bedroom in the rancher. The closet has double doors that open to a large space.
Jack and Jill Bathroom
This would be Little B’s room. The closet it is the bathroom and is a huge walk-in closet.
Enough about rooms and closets, right!? Here’s the backyard. The homes on either side are half of an acre and this home is just a little larger than that. The house behind is an acre lot, primed and ready for a large upscale home.
Beyond the pool and patio is a large backyard with plenty of room for the boys to play a game of baseball. That’s a lot of grass that would need to be mowed!
And last, but not least, the side view. This house has a long driveway with a three car garage. Plenty of room for a basketball goal.
And that’s it for House #3
Any thoughts, opinions, comments, guesses!?!