Okay, it needs a new roof....and about 8 trees removed....and the garage torn down....and it is a 2 bedroom when we really need a 3 bedroom or bigger....and it's right across the street from my parents, negating any hope that I will ever grow up all the way and be and independent woman.....and it is a little smaller than we had hoped.
But it is THE ONE.
We walked in the front door and were met by a heated four season porch with hardwood floors. Not to mention the fabulously carved front door. With leaded glass. And a little entry area with hooks and a cupboard for coats and mitten/hat storage.
When we finally entered the main part of the house, I just about died. All hardwood (beautifully finished) floors. An open (but narrow) staircase with beautiful bannister. Stained glass windows. Leaded glass windows. Original trim. A refinished kitchen. Old style radiators for hot water heat. Funny closets that run back to the ends of the earth. The basement is even dry!
Outside? Several trees have to go, like I said. The "garage" is more of an old barn or carriage house that is falling down and needs to be replaced. BUT.....
Hostas, crabapple, peonies, two kinds of lilac (white and purple), a little decorative pond, flowerbeds galore!, a deck, fencing. I mean, really, what more could I ask for?
Everyone loved it, and we had the whole troop going through the house. My folks, my Bro, the Sprouts....everyone. Our poor realtor.
Mr. Barefoot is being a pill and wants to check out some other houses a little further out before we decide anything, even though he said he was pleasantly surprised by how nice it was. I could kick him.
I am IN LOVE!
*Happy, Happy Dance*