We've started this year continuing our search for our dream house, but it look likes we are going to have to go through a lot of houses before we find our dream place. Today we adventured out on a lead about a house that sounded just wonderful. It was a historic building moved to a great piece of land. It was priced at a really good price. It actually had over 2 acres, which was perfect. It was wooded and private, still sounding good. It was previously a school house that had been converted to a home, can't wait to see it.
However, the realtor failed to mention there was no way it was liveable. I asked did it need much repair. He said it does need some repair, but could be lived in. Well, sometimes a pretty picture isn't what it's cracked up to be, especially when you drive up and there is a blue tarp on the roof so that it won't leak through and the back part of the house looks like it's about to fall apart at any minute. The picture I originally saw of the place didn't look bad. However, seeing it up close it would have to be totally torn down and rebuilt. One small detail that wasn't mentioned. Oh well here's what I could show you of the house. At one time I'm sure the picture portrayed by the listing could have been true, but not today.
This was the side of the house, it did have character, but not enough to convince me otherwise. I did love the wooded property it was on. And one added benefit is you could tell the soil was rich and it would have been great to have a garden or gardens. Don't get me wrong, it did have potential, but you sure would need lots of money and patience to get this back to it's original glory.
It did have interesting doors with the original handles:
The one bad thing about the house is it kind of freaked us out especially when we walked in and it appeared someone may live in the house at night. There were signs of this. Sometimes when we tour places I also like to go with my gut feeling and there really wasn't a good feeling with this place. We didn't stay long, we almost felt as if someone was watching us, kind of creepy I know. Well, we'll just keep looking. Hope you all are having a great weekend.