|this is the amazing house* (Sorry, MLS removed the image!)|
I found a house. One that I want to buy, should we get a definite "no" from the city on our house-building dreams. It was built in 1963, and while it has some unusual updates that I would want to un-do, it is kind of a gem.
I mean, check out those floor-to-ceiling windows, and that covered balcony? It has three bedrooms and three bathrooms, a very private backyard, and a two car garage. Plus, nearly all of the basement is storage (perfect for my hoarding-self).
I would want to make a few updates immediately. Remove the crown molding from the main living area.
|the main living room has brick walls and floor to ceiling windows, and crown molding|
Replace the turned-wood banister with something modern and chic, and remove the carpet from the stairs.
|the old ugly banister|
|what I would choose instead (source)|
Completely redo the kitchen, removing the dropped ceiling and possibly some walls to open it up.
|the ugly kitchen|
|the feel of what I would choose instead (probably from Ikea) (source)|
Replace the outdoor railing with something modern and chic.
|the new railing, that doesn't fit the style of the house at all|
|the kind of railing I would choose (source)|
There are other little things. Make a garden in the backyard. Replace the garage doors. Remove the deck carpeting. But really, I see so much potential in this house. It probably not going to happen, but a girl can dream, can't she?
*All house pictures taken from MLS listing.