Wednesday, November 18, 2009

House Hunt: House #3


After two houses that led to mild disappointment, we were happy to arrive at house #3. This house, like house #2, has been on the market for quite sometime. Despite its price not moving much over the past 12 months, our interest has remained peaked.

Master bedroom

Dining

Family room

Formal living

Relatively updated kitchen

Great deck for entertaining

This house is at the top of our price range as well, but considering that it's "move-in ready" (i.e., won't require much/any additional funds or work), it could be within reach after a few months of saving.

Dan and I both felt rather at home in this place. The layout is family friendly (don't start any rumors - no "family" for us just yet) and cozy. The home has four bedrooms, two baths, a formal living room and a TV/family room. I wish the kitchen were a little larger; but what it lacks in size is made up by the open floor plan (I can just visualize cooking and entertaining guests as they hang out in the family room). 

PROS:
  • Great curb appeal
  • Move-in ready
  • Nice-sized front and backyards (with deck for entertaining)
  • Four bedrooms plus a second living area
  • Two-car garage
  • Good neighborhood (good school districts, opt-in swim/tennis community, friendly neighbors)
CONS:
  • Wish the kitchen was a little larger (it's cute but it's about the same size as our current kitchen when you consider counter space and cabinet space)
  • Top of price range — and the sellers haven't budged on the price over the course of the listing
  • Laundry in the garage (note: this isn't a deal breaker by any means, but it is a little of a con)
  • Master suite is small-ish (bath has compact stand-up shower and could benefit from a light cosmetic update; bedroom itself is about the same as ours now)
  • Fourth bedroom is more suitable for an office — or eventual nursery (ah!)
Verdict: Definitely one to keep on our list. :)

8 comments:

Mb said...

really really love this one. can totally see you two comfortable there. the entertaining space is key for a couple that's as popular as you.

Chiara said...

This house is so cute!! I can totally see you guys living here. Whatever happened with the offers you had in on your place?

Laura said...

That one's awesome!

Do you want to know something creepy, though? That house is identical to the one my friend Jennie bought a while back, only nicer. Weird.

Mego said...

i am a big fan of this one

Kb_Mal said...

I see the friends likey! Thanks, y'all!

And Laura, that IS creepy!

Erica said...

ooooh like this one! pictures look really warm and homey, homegirl.

Cariad Photography said...

I love the one in historic decatur, did I miss something why you did not look into it further.....??? I don't mean the one that has mold, I hate mold :)

Kb_Mal said...

This one is getting positive reviews!

Steffi, the one in historic decatur was SUPER cute (house #1) but it was at the very top of our price range and needed the kitchen and bathrooms updated (even affordable updates of all three rooms would be more than $20k). :(