I bought this house after someone else had already done all the demo work. So I don't have any typical 'before' photos to share. (I also don't have any original woodwork or design details, so we'll be starting fresh here - but more about that in a future post) It's essentially just a shell of a house with a big hole in the ground, that they had dug for an addition.
This was a private sale. But how would this have read in a real estate listing??? I'm sometimes amazed at the remarks that accompany houses that need work! I keep wondering if it had come on the market, what would they have said?? 'Needs a little TLC?' 'Ready for your decorating touches?' LOL!!!
And I love it! It has such wonderful cottage style! Perfect for a beach house, which is great, because Willard Beach is right around the corner.
Don't you love the T-shaped gambrel roofline? That's something we really want to keep!
There is one original window left - so at least we know the original design had 2 over 1 windows. We'll replicate that moving forward.
The house is 1200 square feet and according to the City website, it was built in 1920. The first floor has a pretty typical floor plan: hallway/foyer, living room, dining room and kitchen.
|Living Room looking towards Dining Room and kitchen|
|Original, not to code, staircase. Steep steps!!!!|
Here is the floor plan:
The second floor has three small bedrooms and a bathroom. Thanks to the gambrel roofline, hanging pictures would be a challenge, since most walls slope a lot!
|Bathroom (left) and Front Bedroom (behind stud wall)|
What do you think? Does it have potential?
|Old photo - Before any work was done!|