This one looked great from the outside. Love the red door. It had a nice front porch too. It was in a nice neighborhood, with nice sized lots.
Inside, it was very dark in most of the rooms. It was nestled in amongst a lot of trees which kept the sun out. This is the formal living room below. I am not a big fan of carpet, since I have allergies to dust mites as well as mold. This would have to come out.
It was a strange house inside. There was a lot of small rooms. Funny thing - even though it had a formal living room, it only had an eat in kitchen. The eat-in area was small and not enough room for my red hutch and farmhouse table.
Here is the den or family room. I liked the built in book cases, but the mantel looks funny. It looks like they bought a ready made mantel and just slapped it on the brick. That can be replaced though.
Because of all of the small chopped up rooms, this was not the one. We have gone into homes before and torn down walls and reconfigured rooms. This time we would rather just deal with cosmetic changes like painting, flooring etc. We wouldn't mind updating a bath or kitchen, but we just don't want to move walls at this point.
A few people mentioned they thought I might be getting stressed or worried. I'm not. We don't have to be out of here until Nov 1st. And I actually love house hunting! I am so glad you are all coming along with me on this great adventure!