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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Home Hunters Texas Edition #2 The Character Filled Home

First off I want to say “thank you” to everyone leaving such happy and fun comments. I do hope to visit each and every one of your blogs very soon. Right now there seems to be not enough hours in the day to accomplish all that needs to be done. I am sure you can relate. But know you are loved!!!

Another lovely brick home on a quiet and pretty tree lined street.


As you enter the home there is a formal sitting area that has a fireplace and built ins.


A door way at the opposite end leads to the enclosed sun room and another leads into the kitchen.


To the immediate right of the entry is the formal dining room. It features plantation shutters and a chair rail.


To the right of the entry is a hallway that leads to three bedrooms.


One room is good size and also has plantation shutters. There is quite a bit of room for storage in the closet.


The other room is slightly smaller and features an interesting window treatment. I would probably make this my office.

In between the two bedrooms and a master is a full bathroom. It could use a few updates. The tile flooring is new and the cabinets and boxes are solid wood.

The master bedroom, while not ginormous, would work for us.

The bathroom that time forgot. :) I would replace the tub with a white freestanding tub.

The master bedroom leads into the sun room.

It features built in shelving, tile flooring and a yummy brick wall.

The stairs lead up to another bedroom suite.

It too has a full bath and a large walk in closet which was capture in a video. (It is somewhat shaky due to walking. My apologies.)

Back downstairs you can pass through the sunroom into the kitchen. On the opposite wall is a door to the laundry and pantry area and to the right is the formal dining space which was shown earlier.

It’s a good size. I would probably open up the space by taking out the oven (which is original to the house) and have a freestanding gas topped stove and range combo where the current cooktop is.

The current solution just needlessly commands a bit too much attention and visual space.


A bonus is that all the cabinets and boxes are solid wood (no builder grade MDF!) and could be easily sanded and painted.


Neutral countertops would also go a long way to update this great space.


Here is a video made of the backyard. Two things I will apologize for in advance. You can hear the dismay in my voice that the previous owners just chose to select and place a variety of landscaping rock, stone, pavers, pebble, brick… down in a come what may fashion. Then the shooting gets crazy due to a huge bug I spied on the shed. I think it was a rhinoceros beetle. ???


For your viewing and mocking pleasure.

But boy with a bit of work it could be something!

Come back tomorrow for a storybook home.



Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

If your blog was a book I would have to flip over to the back and read the end of the story!! Can't
wait to see which one you chose!

Linda said...

I'm drawn to this home, because for some reason it gives me the feel of my beloved family home in Orland where my sisters and I basically grew up. It's not anything like it in the layout, which probably sounds odd, but there's just a feeling of that home for some reason - I think the brick and seeing the back of the house is the reason for me. I LOVE the entry to this home with the cute little trees framing out the entrance and the recessed entry, I really like. Looks like tons of possibilities to make this a charmer for sure.

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

I like this home and your are right on all the changes you would make. Can't wait to see the next one.

Vicki said...

I LOVE the huge windows in the front! Both houses are terrific and I know you will turn either one of them into a beautiful home for your family. Can't wait for tomorrow's episode!

The Arts by Karena said...

Laura I love the large sunroom and plantation shutters. Terrific street appeal. The wait is killing me!!

The Arts by Karena

Lisa said...

I'm loving these house tours! You have some wonderful choices. The sunroom is amazing!

Louise said...

Lots of potential! But I am impatient for tomorrow!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I can't wait to see which one you pick! This is very nice, and with your touches, it could be perfect!



Pat said...

I love this one, Laura! The layout and plantation shutters, plus the sun room. The kitchen is loaded with possibilities!
We've been online looking this morning. No real looking until the house sells which could be next year! But it's fun to look.

Denise said...

Hi Laura, For some reason, I like this house a little better than the one yesterday. Not sure why; I just think it has a little more personality and I like the layout. I also am partial to sunrooms and plantation shutters. :) I can't wait to see what you show us tomorrow!

Big Hugs,

Denise at Forest Manor

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I really like the inside of this one, Laura. Lots of potential here and if the price is low enough that you have some money left over, you could do the bathrooms you mentioned. Love the fireplace and the built-ins. The plantation shutters and brick wall are also pluses in my book. Looking forward to the storybook one as that was my favorite from the outside.

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

Great bones and ripe for your decorating magic. It has a "good feel" to it. Amicalement

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Wow Laura I've been missing all of this! I just read through a few posts. These homes all have great curb appeal! I like the bright light feeling of the first one on the interior. I can't wait to see the storybook one- it's amazing on the outside!

Cindy said...

The good news is it looks like you do have some choices which is always nice!!! Definitely love the shutters and am loving going through these homes with you. It's not usually my thing, but it's fun when you don't have the pressure of deciding!! ;) As always, I know you will make any of these homes happy and your own!!

Jacqueline said...

How fun! I felt like I was on the TV show! It is one of my favorites. I am always amazed by the odd quirks of homes, things that you just have to shake your head at!
But none of these quirks in these homes can compare to Househunters International - oh my!!

Lana L. said...

This one is lovely too. I love the plantation shutters! I can't wait to see which one you chose.

Terri Steffes said...

Loving being a part of your house tours! I love this home, mainly for the charm and those windows! I see Christmas trees in both! I like that you could put your touch on the house without a huge cost. It's going to be hard to choose, but I know it will be awesome, whatever one you go with!