Our house is too small. I know this now. I thought it would be ok but it's not. Especially when your whole life is being in your house all day every day. And when it's raining all day and your kids are inside with you... lord help us. Lord help them actually, because I will soon lose my mind.
My husband believes that we can make this house our dream house by finishing out the attic and completely redoing the current half assed, shitty add on that was built sometime in the 60's. The "new" part of the house.
I, on the other hand, can't really see it and have already mentally moved on. We haven't decided what direction we're going and we're not yet prepared to put our house on the market, but that doesn't stop me from wanting to take a tour of every historic home I spy with sign in the yard. And I pay attention to that shit. I hunt history.
Recently this house that has been abandoned for some time had a for sale sign pop up in the yard. So naturally I HAD to see it.
|Yeeahhhhh.... it's in rough shape.|
|It looks even worse from this side.|
I swear the wall paper all over this house is 100 years old. Realtor.com says it was built in 1925, but I have a history of Celina book with a photo of the house saying it was built in 1912.
Love this little nook! And on the right side of the nook is a tiny stained glass window. Ugh! I love it! This is either a master bedroom on the bottom floor or a parlor. I don't know.
Look at these ceilings in the living and dining room!
Beautiful french doors!
OMFG! Best tub and sink ever!!!!
Look at these awesome tiles around the fireplace in the upstairs bedroom!
Landing at the top of the stairs
A second kitchen upstairs... wha what?!?!
The woodwork in this house was amazing.
I wish I could just buy some of the stuff out of this house, like this light. Gorgeous!
How could anyone let such an architectural masterpiece fall into ruin. It makes me want to punch people. And it will continue to sit empty since the current asking price is $139K (insert laughter). This thing is unlevel, needs all new wiring, siding, plumbing... and that's before you go inside. Then you would need to refinish the floors, sheet rock, insulate, completely overhaul both baths and the kitchen, and replace/repair a bunch of stained glass and regular windows. HUGE undertaking.
So anyway, this is why I can't just pick a nice brick ranch in the local subdivision and keep things simple. Old shit rocks!