Great news! We aren't going to be homeless. We are now officially in contract on our apartment and on a house! We are scheduled to close on the house a few days before we close on the apartment but nothing is finalized. The house we are buying is in a great neighborhood and a great school district. It has a nice sized backyard for the area and we got it for a great price. The catch? The house is a time capsule to 1955. It is going to need a ton of updates, but it is structurally sound, and it is in good shape (and I couldn't be more excited!!!) Thankfully I had the forethought to save the pictures from the real estate listing before it disappeared. So here they are.. the "before" photos of our new home.
The front of the house. I love the beautiful bow window! I can't wait to see what a Christmas tree will look like all lit up in that window!The siding needs attention asap and will likely be the first thing we do.
The front entryway and the coat closet.
The living room.
The living room and dining room.
The dining room.
The kitchen, complete with oven from 1955!
Colin's future room.
Meghan's future room. One of the few rooms that has been updated recently. She loves the color so I guess we will just leave it for now.
Master Bath. That wall paper contiues on the ceiling too.
The main bathroom.
The basement playroom.
The utility room.
Lots of work to do for sure, but the roof is only about 7 years old and was redone well. Most of the initial work (not including wall paper stripping and painting) will likely be to the outside. I just hope we have enough money left over to tackle some kitchen updates.