June 2, 2011 1 Comment
So we’ve shown you what’s behind Door #1 (the Carport Castle from here), and we’ve shared our dismay from Strike One here, so now here’s something that we’ve had hidden behind Curtain #2 for quite a while now (I know I’m sort of mixing up Let’s Make a Deal with the Price is Right, but you get the idea):
Let’s jump right in with the stats:
- Location: Snyder (the neighborhood I’ve fallen in love with and which is also home to both of the other homes we made offers on from here and here)
- Square Footage: 1,764
- 4 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bathrooms
- Lot size: 0.18 acres
- Built in 1927
- Two-car Attached Garage
- Asking Price: $184,900 (down from $194,900)
- Days on Market: 38
The home is on a corner lot, so there is no backyard. None–there is maybe 3 feet of space behind the house before the fence that separates the property from the neighbors.
However, there are two nice-sized side yards with some beautiful landscaping:
Sorry for the big driveway shot. My bad.
Inside, the house has wood floors throughout, lots of nooks and crannies (I kind of love those, but then I also kind of love wide open spaces as seen in the California Ranch on Monday; I know, I know–could I be more annoying and non-decisive? It’s sort of a wonder that the Mr. hasn’t given up on me yet ).
So in a nutshell, that’s the house. It was definitely on our short list for quite some time, but recently we’ve decided against it. We took our contractor friend Steve there and he basically vetoed it. The reasons? Well, there were many: siding issues, bad roof, bad electrical, water damage in basement, poor workmanship, faulty hardwood floors, I could go on.
So even though the neighborhood was perfect and the place oozed curb appeal, we’re just not sold. Sigh. Lucky for us, though, apparently this weekend is National Open House Day (June 4 and 5, 2011), so we’re hoping to see something we love. For now, we’re NOT going to take what’s behind Curtain #2. Sorry Bob.