So let's start at the front. There is a nice bright sunporch that runs the whole width of the house. It faces west, so it's lovely to sit here on a cold winter afternoon and just bake in the sunshine!
The living room is big, but has some pros and cons.
Cons: A long narrow footprint that makes it tricky to furnish, and with the sunporch along the front, the room is a bit dark, even on a bright, sunny day. The fact that there are no overhead lights makes it very dark on a dreary day.
|View from Living Room to Dining Room and Kitchen|
And the staircase to the second floor is hidden in the corner.
And I love, love, love this original sink!!! What a great focal point for the kitchen! It's supported by a nice, custom built cabinet that will also be staying.
This is the hallway that leads to the bedrooms and bath. It's a really nice little space, that also has a door to the basement stairwell.
The first bedroom is in the back of the house and has two good sized windows (and drapes that I love!)
The smaller bedroom is across the hall.
And the bathroom? Yup, it's pink!!! It might be time for an update Ha ha!!!
And the 2nd floor? Well it's a blank slate! We're still noodling over ideas, but it's so much fun to have a space like this to finish.
Last, but not least, is the basement. It might be funny to highlight it, but at the Open House, everyone was talking about it. Why? Because for this part of the country it's amazing. It's big. It's bright. It's dry (with no funky basement smell) There is a high ceiling. It includes a laundry area, with an antique soapstone sink. And it has a nice garage at one end. Seriously, in this neighborhood, it doesn't get any better than that!
So what do you think? Lots of possibilities? Click here to see more exterior photos.
Thanks to all the folks that came to the Open House, I've got lots of great input for the design. We're meeting with the structural engineer this week and hope to get plans finalized, so we can get started!!