Our first impression inside was a good one. The house featured high ceilings, brick fireplaces, gorgeous hardwood floors and other 1920's/1930's period details. The layout was inviting and the rooms all good sized.
Wait for it... wait for it...
Oooh. The kitchen and bathrooms need major updating. Booo! The kitchen cabinets haven't been updated in 30-plus years and the floor is a bad linoleum. The bathrooms wouldn't be as major to update, but the cruddy broken tiles and dated tubs have to go.
- High pitch in attic could mean a more affordable addition/expansion later
- Decent-sized master suite with need office nook and relatively spacious master bath
- Storage in an unfinished basement/crawlspace
- Gorgeous hardwoods
- Great curb appeal
- Stunning period details (love me some old house!)
- Spacious deck in backyard (plus a private deck on the master suite)
- No covered parking (typical for this area)
- Carpet in some areas of the house
- Top of our price range
- Older home may equal more upkeep
- If the price were lower, we may be convinced otherwise... but we were really would prefer a 3/2 to have a second living area or basement