so you want to see the inside? well, besides having me at “hello” from the outside, the pictures on redfin (the only real estate website we used during our search) showed a room with a fireplace and a beamed ceiling. so it had me hooked at “beamed ceiling”.
when i walked through the house for the first time, there were a few things that IMMEDIATELY struck me.
1. orange. don’t you love the orange wood EVERYWHERE? floors. trim. windows. crown. cabinets. who doesn’t love orange oak. ummmmm, me.
2. white walls. it’s amazing to me that being a 25 year old house, NONE of the walls had been painted a color. i actually love that.
3. wallpaper. in all the bathrooms. but since it was put up 25 years ago, that means wallpaper is back in. so believe it or not, i will be re-applying some wallpaper in some spaces.
4. even though everything was circa 1989, it was immaculate, clean, and i could tell it was well taken care of.
OK, so here’s the tour! when you walk in the front door, stairs are on the left. coat closet in front of you. living room to right. walk straight past hall bath and into kitchen nook.
this is the full bath in the main floor hallway. lovely mauve wallpaper.
laundry room shares a wall with the garage and has access to the backyard.
let’s go upstairs.
not all bedrooms are pictured because they are just bedrooms. at the top of the stairs, you can go left into a bedroom, which we’ll use as a playroom. sloped ceiling, knee wall. at the top of the stairs, turn right and you can access the hall “blue” bathroom, the hall closets, the smallest bedroom, the pull down stairs to the attic, and the master bedroom. the last bedroom is at the end of the hallway (the boys’ room).
the blue bathroom. the layout of the bathroom is totally usable. it’s a two-room bathroom. the first room has a sink and storage cabinet. then next room in has a tub, toilet and another sink. we are doing some re-arranging, but keeping the two-room concept the same. it’ll be a great layout as one kid can be showering while the other uses the sink.
and onto the unfinished spaces of the house. the attic, the basement, and above-the-garage. if i thought the beamed ceilings had me at hello, the unfinished attic and above-the-garage space sealed the deal. the possibilities! tall ceilings and just raw open space. the basement will become the man cave and bike shop for wade. there are stairs from the basement that exit out the cellar doors in the backyard. perfect for bikes coming in and out. my main storage space will be in the attic, and the above-the-garage space will eventually be finished as a large hang out space for the kids!