Yes, I've met my dream house and I WANT it!
I shouldn't have been looking on the MLS, but it's too late now! It is not the right time for us to buy another house, in fact it's possible that the timing couldn't be any worse. But we're at least going to see if it could happen. (Getting my husband on board was a bit of a battle, but not as bad as I thought it would be...) I saw the house online on Tuesday night, viewed it on Wednesday with a friend (as my fella was at work) and we're meeting with our bank on Monday just to see if it's even possible. (I'm thinking positive thoughts,
It is dreamy. It's awfully retro in a lot of rooms and the kitchen is the size of a postage stamp. The carpets over the hardwoods would need to go, and it could use some cosmetic changes (my favourite!) but IT. IS. PERFECT.
Picture this; you walk into the charming little enclosed porch and through the original oak and glass door. You step into the huge foyer, and look at the gorgeous oak staircase in the corner. To your left you enter the 26 foot long living room. That's right. 26 feet long. Huge front window, two small windows. The back wall is all wood, with a built in shelf, perfect for a record player and some loungey floor pillows? Enter through one door and you wind up in a kitchen the size of a Volkswagen (I have plans, believe me!) At the back of the house with doors leading to the kitchen and to the living room, is the addition which houses the 21x12 foot dining room with 3 big windows.
Take the stairs to the basement and check out the 70's recroom, complete with wood panelling and hunter green wall-to-wall carpet. To your left is the second bathroom (nicer than the main bathroom, but we'll get there.) To your right is the furnace and laundry room. As if that weren't enough, poke your head through that door. Yeah, that one. Oh look, 2 storage rooms! What?
Go back upstairs to the second floor. On your right you'll see the original master bedroom, with a huge window, and next to that the guest room (ie. my future walk-in-closet.) Speaking of walk in closets, what's that next to the bathroom? Oh! It's a 3x5 foot closet! Thanks, I'll take it! Then check out the bathroom. It's in great shape, but was last updated in 1974, at which time it was at the height of home fashion, I'm sure. But it's huge, and once I rip out that 70's tub and have a clawfoot installed, we're well on our way to Calgon taking me away. Hey is that another bedroom over there? Actually it WAS, but since they added an addition to the back of the house, it means it's the den that leads into the second master bedroom, which is 19x11 feet. That'd sure make a great man cave, insuring that I never see piles of my husband's comics, marking and laundry ever again! Let's go to the third floor. Wait, what's behind that door? Oh, a huge linen closet, how nice. Up the staircase to the loft. Dark wood floors, super spacious. How 'bout we put the lounge-y TV room and office up here? And maybe a kitty play zone? Sounds like a plan.
So...it's possible that I may be slightly invested in this house that I'm not technically ready to buy. The possibility of another person coming in with all their ducks in a row shan't deter me. Reality be absolutely damned! I'm going to keep the dream alive, at least til Monday. Please send any good thoughts you have to spare my way. I'll let you know how it goes.