Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Walkabout Wednesday: It's for sale, y'all!!

I love to walk through my neighborhood and snoop look around. So today I'm showing the houses for sale in the 'hood.

The house above is not technically for sale, but it was last year.  It reminds me of Harry Potter.

The house above is on a pretty street and can be yours for a mere $700,000.  I haven't been outside, but I think it was built in the 1970s on what was a vacant lot.  The landscaping is really nice.

This house is darling, and I have been inside.  It is a great house for either a family OR empty-nesters, as it has two bedrooms upstairs that could be closed off and two downstairs for you and a guest.  It has been thoughtfully updated with consideration to the age and style, like we're trying to do here at Brandywine.  It's on a great street, and the people wouldn't move except the husband has a 3 hour commute each day.  Now that the last child has graduated from high school, the couple will move.

It has a very nice front porch.

And I am saving the very best for last. I have long admired this house.**  I finally got a glimpse of the interior when there was an estate sale about a month ago (more about that later) and with a boat load of work, this house could be AMAZING!!!

If I had an extra 600 grand laying around in a drawer someplace, I would grab it and go!  But as I don't, I will just dream about all the changes I would make. *sigh*

**When I was a new bride, DL took a job down here in the south.  He moved into an apartment (with a sleeping bag, a lawn chair, and a couple of plates, cups, bowls, and utensils). Meanwhile, I stayed in NY to get the house ready to put on the market, packed our breakables to bring in the car, and supervised the movers.  Once DL got back to NY to supervise the move, we were on our way.

But our stuff wasn't.

The truck (we were told), made a side trip to New England to do something (no idea what, as that truck was full), where it broke down. I was pretty unhappy spending the day in an apartment with NOTHING, and so we told the company and they told us to go live at the Holiday Inn on their dime. Which we did. Except DL was gone to work all day and I was stuck in a hotel room with nothing but the 1984 Summer Games and Mary Lou Retton to keep me company.  So every day I got in my car and I drove around.  The third house above?  I drove by every. Single. Day.  It and the "Rapunzel House" quickly became my two favorite houses.  


Anna of the Mutton Years said...

Fabulous neighbourhood you have there. Those houses are just my style, if only I had the money.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

love that story about that house! and i love the houses you shared- the third one is my favorite, and i love the last one as well. i wonder if they would take an offer that is 1/10th their asking price? ;) i still dream of a real fixer upper one day. and a home that is older than this one... one day!

Art and Sand said...

I love all the houses your shared. All of them would be in the million $ range here.

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Kirby,
These are all beautiful. I like the empty nester how sweet is that home. What a great neighborhood.

sarahsatticoftreasures said...

I really enjoyed this post. Loved them all but really enjoyed the last one.
Love your stories. Thank you for sharing. Sarah

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

OH what I could do with $600,000 on a house. I have been watching too much HGTV lately and find myself pining for renovations and the open concept! I'll keep my quaint 1800's house for now. Your neighborhood houses are gorgeous, gorgeous!

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