I snapped some shots, as promised, a few weeks ago before we offically moved in and I’m back to share.
The details: 1949 fixer-upper I spotted on the market in King County here in Washington (yeah I still can’t believe we made it here from Minnesota), went to pending before we could act, buyer lost financing, came back on the market and we pounced. It’s a little bit bigger than our last house but with the same amount of bedrooms and baths which would be 2 and 1 3/4. The 3/4 bath is in the basement and there’s potential for a few more bedrooms down there like our last place. The basement is pretty much a blank slate in this house though. Helpful. Now all we gotta do is fix it up.
See? I sometimes am in photos on here (ahem the shadow).
Note the pterodactyl dookie on the window.
Hubba hubba look at that beautiful 2+ car garage in back.
And there’s absolutely nothing in there to clean out.
And we inherited yet another ladder! We were way too excited about it.
There’s a bonus storage area on the side of the garage too.
Unlike the last yard, this one needs next to nothing. So there’s a weird “water feature” in the corner, but the rest of the space is full of mature trees/plants and is quite nice.
Then there’s the patio area and past the patio leads to more fenced yard where the compost bin is and potential garden space.
Oh so handy basement entry beyond the one in the hall upstairs.
Other side of the house.
One of the little things I enjoy is this path to the street on the side of the house. I really don’t know why I like it so much.
Now we go inside to the entry with a closet. This is the only house we looked at that had a closet in the entry. (No, that’s not what sold us.)
You can’t see it in the photo, but those are textured walls. We considered skim coating to get rid of it, but that’s too much work. We’re going to attempt to match the texture.
The living room. Can you wait until we remove the carpet to reveal the hardwood floor? I can’t. Plus paint, updated electrical, new switch plate and vent covers with some nice blinds. What kind of blinds? Top-down bottom-up possibly?
It appears the seller primed the rooms but the dinge still exists. That’s fine because we have to repair some cracks in the walls and ceiling before painting. What color should we go? I promise not to have 15 samples this time. Surprise surprise, it’ll probably be gray.
Down the hall from the living room. It just loops around upstairs…can’t wait to see the pups run around in circles.
The two bedrooms look about the same. One is slightly larger with a closet spanning the length of the room while the other is half that size.
There’s a good look at one of the ceiling cracks. It appears to have been there a while so we’re fairly sure settling is done and we can repair it without future problems.
The bathroom, while updated in the 90’s, needs help and is small. All the houses we looked at had small bathrooms and often only the one. Is that a Pacific Northwest thing for older homes?
There it is. Lots of work. Well, not lots, less than the last house. Most of me is all “let’s go YESSSS” with the eyes of a crazed politician, then a teensy bit is “ohhh (sigh), again.” Deep breath, focus and charge!