Thursday, January 7, 2010

Yellow

I like yellow. It's such a cheerful color, don't you think?


Be not deceived by the appearance of what's hiding behind so much greenery. Since these photos were taken eight months ago when this house was first listed, someone has done something to tame the jungle. In their wake, they've exposed an adorable Craftsman style home built around 100 years ago. It's so close that I can see it from my bathroom window and I never knew it existed. Who could with that overgrown garden?

It's small, but I'm intrigued.


The last owner paid nearly $250,000 for this place and proceeded to gut this home. They put on the new, cheerful siding, a new drive and deck, a new granite kitchen and two completely remodeled baths. Now I don't know if the tub in the master suite is new or 100 years old, but I'm kind of charmed by the appearance. We were told by neighbors that the rebuild took nine months and the owners threw good money at their projects. The entire house is wired with surround sound--inside and out. The back yard is fenced and that's perfect for welcoming a new pup, or two.

We've scoured this city of ours for a couple of weeks and we're kind of tired of it all. So many are asking exorbitant prices for their homes. Insane by today's standards, but really, I think they're just asking to get out what they've put into them. In better times, I couldn't afford to live where we're looking, but these are not normal times. These homeowners, and undoubtedly, the bank, are all losing their arses. If we like and buy this home, we're the ones who'll be making out.

We're going to see it Saturday.

I'm putting all of my hope in respect to house hunting into one basket. It's exactly one block from our current house. I mean really, a couple of dollies and some strong backs, and we'll be all moved in. Who needs a truck?

Well, I might for the yarn.


25 comments:

Miss 376 said...

Look forward to hearing how it goes. Sounds delightful

Jadekitty said...

It looks beautiful!

jeannette stgermain said...

This house looks very nice to me, Rudee. Hope you find what you're looking for!
Chuckled about the yarn -when moving my paintings this year into our condo, it was the only time when hubby said to me "You have A LOT OF paintings, and I think he repeated it twice:)

SkippyMom said...

Ohhh I love craftsman and yellow too? I bet it is gorgeous in person.

If it happens to be exactly what you want Rudee I truly hope you get it - perfect time to buy a house :)

clairedulalune said...

Oh, it sounds perfect! So close too! Best of luck for Friday, I do hope it all goes well Rudee!

Rose said...

Wow, I hope it works out. It looks really pretty. Craftsman style is so cool, I really like it.

Gail said...

Is it zoned for goats?

Beautiful, I have always loved the style and this one is very charming.

Remember the counter offer, in these times, people may be willing to give a little.

Crossing my fingers, this is your dream home.

Oh, and you must document your visits to the pound in search of the perfect canine.

Renie Burghardt said...

Lovely house, Rudee. Bet you can't wait to see it up close. Looking forward to hearing more about it.

Hugs,

Renie

laurie said...

it looks great. lovely lovely living room. and is that a glassed-in front porch? i can't wait.

Miss T said...

Fingers crossed for you! It looks like a beautiful place--and another nice tiled fireplace.

Kathleen said...

It's gorgeous, Rudee!

Looks like we have the same taste in houses!

Craftsman is my absolute favorite style! Mine is 1915 vintage. Probably was a farm house and someone ran out of money in the 60s trying to "update" it. But the minute I walked it, it wrapped its warmth around me and the rest is history.

I hope I hope I hope all goes according to plan!

Rudee said...

Gail, goats could help keep that jungle tamed.

Laurie? That's not a porch...it's an enclosed knitting room!

NCmountainwoman said...

What a neat house. It's always good to look at homes even it they don't turn out to be just the right ones. Good luck.

Brenda said...

A Knitting Room For Rudee...sounds wonderful. The house does look inviting, and yellow is my one of my favorite colors. Looking forward to hearing all about it.

Rositta said...

I adore that style of house and have owned a couple in my time. They are generally smaller though but cute. I wish you luck with it...ciao

sapphireblue said...

Very cute house. I hope you get it.

Stephanie V said...

Goats! Yes! Every knitter/spinner/weaver needs goats.

That house is perfect. The yellow is the icing on the cake. Yum! I think it remained hidden for so long just to be found by you. Good luck...you truly deserve a happy result!

Jane said...

It looks beautiful and has been hiding there all this time. Let's hope its been earmarked just for you!

Lisa L said...

its beautiful. will keep fingers crossed..

Ruth said...

fgers crossed hope it becomes yours.

Anonymous said...

i'll come and cut the grass in the front yard!


ftm

distracted by shiny objects said...

Yes, Yes, Yes!!!!!

Jackie said...

I like yellow too!
Moving can be fun, a new beginning for a new year.

The Crusty Crone said...

hahahahaha needing a truck to move your yarn hahahahaha Good one!

Poetikat said...

It's a lovely looking home. I hope it works out for you. That floor is beautiful!
You must have lots of yarn.

Kat

P.S. I've finally got a "Blasts" post up if you're interested.