Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Another home. Is it the one?

House number two on the list of searching. This house has great curb appeal. The brick on the front however does not continue to the sides and back. They are white vinyl siding.

The kitchen was beautiful. Granite counters, stainless steel appliances, cherry cabinets. Hardwood floors throughout.

The great room had a fireplace and was decorated beautifully. Now here, I have to mention staging. This house was staged perfectly. Nothing was out of place. Doesn't this look like a model home? People actually lived here. So, staging really works. It looks wonderful.

The downside to this one was, it was in a subdivision, where EVERY house almost looked the same. They were right next to each other too. It was a block off a 6 lane highway and the traffic noise could be heard outside. OH! And there was no place for my mosaic studio.

So as beautiful as this house was. It was not for us. I am actually looking for a home that is still in the country...not the city. It has to have space for my husbands home office and my mosaic studio. We would like at least 1/2 an acre. We have no problem fixing up a house. It does not have to be "designer" perfect. In fact I would love to be able to fix a home up to suit us.

Let's see what the next house brings. Are you getting tired of house hunting yet?

Welcome Home,



Kathleen Grace said...

No! this is the best way to house hunt, sitting back and letting someone else do the leg work! lol:>) I noticed this one wasn't on a lake either, too many strikes against it. I don't think I could ever live in a subdivision, too many rules and I hate having to follow rules. Just a rebel at heart I guess. I know you'll find the right one, I'm right here cheering you on, now what's next?

The Going Blog said...

It's crazy but I'm enjoying this house hunt right along with you. This one doesn't fit who I think you are even though it was pretty. I have a friend with 4 small kids that has her house up for sale and it is usually model perfect when shown. Not sure how she does it but it shows well. Thanks for taking us along.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Nope, definitely not for you with traffic noise and brick tha doesn't go all the way around. Either have a frame house or a brick one or a stucco one. ;-) I can remember growing up and househunting with my parents when we moved. A full brick house was the only way they would go, unless they bought a frame one. They bought brick instead because after years and years of painting a Victorian, they were over the maintenance on a frame house.

Be sure and stop by my giveaway, Penny. If you win, it could be something neat for your house. I'm gifting whoever wins with an individual present. ;-)


Sheila :-)

Jennifer Froh said...

I definitely was staged beautifully, wasn't it? Wow, how that makes a difference! Even though it wasn't for you, I'm sure that home will sell quickly. This is FUN!!!!!


I love seeing the houses. It is so difficult to made the right decision. Keep up your search and keep us posted about the ones you find. I love it!.


kathi said...

I agree. These two are not quite right. I'm sure you feel like goldilocks with your house hunting!
I'm sure you will find the one that is "just right!"
I love following you!

D said...

No, I'm not getting tired of looking. I feel like I'm watching "House Hunters" :)

Good Luck.


Blondie's Journal said...

This house looks like a beauty straight on, but why would the builder make it only partially brick?? And I would not be happy in a cookie cutter neighborhood with noise. The inside looks beautiful though, but I don't blame you for wanting to give it your own touch.

Good luck with more of the hunt!!


Mimi Sue said...

I never get tired of looking at houses. Keep it coming. Mimi

enchanting cottage said...

OH~~ This is so much fun thank-you for sharing this with us. I'm with you I would rather fix up a house the way I would want it. You are so good at that anyways.

cindymeguiar@yahoo.com said...

I love this! It's like watching Househunters on HGTV...only better.

Cal said...

Never tire of house hunting and it's great to look over the pond! Traffic noise is a no-no unless you're raised in a city and block it out. Can't wait for the next house.
Cal x

LW said...

Pretty house but white vinyl siding and highway noise…
Smart to cross this one off the list…



PS I love going on this hunt with you

Brenda said...

I guess I missed just why you're moving. I loved your other house. But things change and people change and circumstances change. Happy house hunting, Penny!

Rue said...

Good morning Penny :)

No, actually I'm enjoying this, because I love to know what others think while they look at homes.

Our last house was sorta like this one and although nice, it wasn't "us". We bought it quickly because at the time the houses were selling like hot cakes. I liked the outside of the house in your last post, especially the view, but I understand the mold issue... yuk!

This is fun :)


Penny said...

Penny - I am enjoying this so much. Keep it up! I know you will find just the right house for you.

Janet said...

You sneaky girl! I am excited to go house hunting with you. I bet you won't be the one to say" eeew, I hate the paint color" like they do on a certain TV show where I just want to smack them, lol.


Catherine Holman said...

Hi Penny,
My husband is a brick salesman so he would completely agree with you about the brick not going all the way around the house. Can't wait to see what you finally pick! It's really fun to go along with you on this journey!

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Nope, not tired of it at all! I love looking at houses!


Shellmo said...

Hi Penny,
I looked at the house on the lake below - too bad the house was too small and it smelled! Living on a lake is great! (REmember - there is property next door available to me - ha,ha!) This brick house was lovely too. I just know you will find the right home soon that will have a great place for your studio!

Beverly said...

Penny, this is fun! I'm so glad you are taking us along shopping.

I know the perfect house is out there waiting for you to find it.

Gretchen said...

No. 2 just doesn't look like a Penny house, but I'm lovin' the tour. I could do this everyday.


Lee Laurie said...


These are nice but not you. I don't think that you would like living in a sub-division at all. I know that I wouldn't. I've always liked the country. That is where I see you too. Keep looking...the perfect home is out there waiting for you!
Lee Laurie