It’s in the city. It has a parking space, a storage shed, and a secret garden. It has a non-scary basement, high ceilings, beautiful woodwork, and a woodburning stove. It felt like home as soon as I walked in, but Google translator tells me there are some issues with the inspection report…
I love, love, love this kitchen! The counter on the left is heavy butcher block and the counter straight ahead is made of a beautiful heavy, rustic, almost slate material. It’s got a wall oven, plenty of storage, and underfloor heating!
The bathroom is modern, yet classic. I love the exposed brick, the giant sink, and the huge shower area. It has plenty of storage, underfloor heating and a heated towel rack! I don’t even mind that it doesn’t have a bathtub.
I could paint this room Raspberry Truffle and be very happy here! It’s a huge space and the windows and high ceilings make it feel even more so. The doorway at the end has original pocket doors and leads to a nice dining room with large windows and a french door. The wood-burning stove takes the heating cost down to almost nothing and it was quite cosy even on a frigid February day.
The yard is completely secluded from the street, the house, and neighbors. It already has raised garden beds, and with fairy lights in a country where the summer sun doesn’t set until late at night, it would be a beautiful space for entertaining and relaxing.
I was ready to make an offer, but once I started translating the inspection report, I decided to hold off. There might an area with water damage and there may be some electrical issues. It seems that roof is not in great shape, but this property is at the bottom of my price range and I have a friend who can hook me up with a cheap roof guy.
I had a Danish speaking friend look at the report, but I really need a native speaker to interpret it because it’s hard to understand the nuances of the language. I don’t know if these are major issues or minor issues, but the house was built in 1907, and it’s near the sea, so I don’t expect it to be in perfect condition. I’d just like it to hold it’s value and not fall apart from under me.
It really felt like home…
Sage, this one is fabulous. I hope that the problems are of a minor nature. It’s always good to get an inspection. I’ve found that lots of renovations in Connecticut are more artistic and cosmetic rahter than correcting the systems. But I agree, roofing is sometimes quite affordable depending on what’s underneath. And water damage can be serious or totally minor (like someone leaving the faucet running.)You’re one smart cookie, and I’m sure you’ll figure out the real value of the house.
Was that stone by the sink in the kitchen or concrete? And what was the surface underneath the sink in the bathroom? It looked like wood. How charming!
Also, does the kitty come with the house?
Thanks for sharing – you have a great eye! Your photos are always awesome.
Beautiful! And if it feels like home……..thats always the one to buy. Do they have inspectors you can hire to check out a place for you? Perhaps you can do that…I know we do that here. And then at least you will have your own assessment of the home.
Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ says
It is beautiful…seems a perfect blend (as you said). Good thoughts for a perfect outcome on this lovely place!
What a beautiful kitchen! I hope maybe the problems can be resolved. You will know when the right one comes along!
Thank you, everyone. I’m still hoping the issues are minor enough and that I can get the price down enough to fix them and live happily ever after. I’m seeing it again tomorrow, and I’ve called in back-up :)
Barbara: I suggested to the agent that the counter might be concrete, but he looked at me like I had 8 heads, so who knows? It was very cool, whatever it is. And yes, the bathroom sink sits atop a wooden cabinet. I love the combination of brick and wood in that room.
Traci (IntlMom) says
I agree Sage…..this is lovely!
(yes, I’m still here, been here the whole time, reading and following your exciting life!) :)
Leah Weston Kaae says
Wow, it’s beautiful. Congratulations!