The wait is over. We’ve found the next Pretty Old House.
…make that Pretty Old Bungalow.
Pretty Old BRICK BUNGALOW with a FRONT PORCH with TAPERED COLUMNS, and BRACKETS.
This is what I’ve been looking for—and evidently so has everybody else. There were 50—yes you read that right– FIFTY– offers on this house. But we were the lucky ones who went WAAAAYYYY over asking price and elbowed out all the other poor smucks.
Can you see the potential?
It has exposed rafter tails and brackets at the front gable. And a big ‘ol hole in the front porch floor. Nothing a little cement patch won’t fix—and maybe some slate tiles? Remember this one?
Tapered columns—take a deep breath, don’t hyperventilate.
Just look at those brackets! (insert Maurice Chevalier growl here)
There’s a bead board ceiling on the porch… okay, I see the vines, but hey.
The front door is newer—can’t have everything—maybe it just needs a coat of paint.
What about this back yard? Relatively flat, but drains off to the side, not overgrown, but shady.
The deck looks pretty good—needs a serious pressure wash and some sealer—and the hand rails are not even close to code—not to worry, we can fix that. The addition is another matter— that roof needs major work.
What can I say? I think it’s great.
So…what do ya’ think?