This was the third house that we looked at last Sunday. It was also an estate sale and a pretty good size house. It had it's perks and it had it's share of downsides.
The other downside I saw before I even entered the house was that it was on a very very busy street. So no street parking and traffic constantly, a lot of traffic. I'm not really looking for a house on a busy street, there are so many downsides to it, the largest one being Yoda getting out and running across all those lanes of traffic, not good. But again I wanted to see the inside of this one before I started to judge.
There was a lovely wood burning fireplace in the living room, which we would probably not use, but it was in nice condition and it was pretty.
There were large windows looking out on the large back yard, which was pretty. But again I would like a set of patio doors going out to a nice deck, so that would be something to add to the project list.
There was a 3/4 bath on the first floor which was nice, but no bedroom on the first floor. All 5 bedrooms were upstairs. The bedrooms were average size and did have lovely hard wood floors, but again they were all upstairs and me and J really don't need 5 bedrooms. We would like at least one of the rooms downstairs because we feel it will be used more if it's not hidden away upstairs.
So though this house sounded great on paper; two car garage, hardwood floors, 5 bedrooms, over 2,000 square feet, it just wasn't for us. We decided that someone with a big family would do great here. There is plenty of room for everyone, but just not what me and J are looking for.
We looked at one other house that day, but I don't have any pictures. I wasn't really thrilled with that one and all and we didn't plan on looking at it, the real estate agent just walked us over to show us. So I didn't even take out the camera because it was nothing we were looking for and it needed a lot of work.
So that was our first weekend of open houses. I know it will be a long journey and there will be a number of more open houses before we find the house that's perfect for us. So I'll keep everyone updated on future houses we look at. Then it's the fun part of fixing up the house and making it exactly what we are looking for.