Anthony was convinced that the type of house I have in mind doesn't exist, and that we are going to need to hire an architect to design and build a house for us from scratch. I don't disagree. But from time to time you will still find me on realtor.ca browsing those properties that fit most of my wish list.
This past weekend I came across this 6 bed 5 bath home in my desired neighbourhood, on a whopping 80x160 lot back onto ravine. The price tag is well within our budget.
The house was likely built in early 80s. I am not a big fan of the yellowish brown brick exterior - how do I change the colour? Paint over? Stucco over?
The ground floor has a living room, dining room, kitchen, family room and a library, not short of space this house is.
This must be the dining room?
Hey the 80s called, they want their kitchen back! I do see a lot of potential though: I could cover up the entrance next to the fridge, make it a C-shaped kitchen, and add a massive island, similar to the layout of my current kitchen.
I would remove the side door and windows, and add a double french door open to the patio.
The second floor has 5 bedrooms, and I am guessing this must be the master. I love the new hardwood flooring throughout the second floor.
Grrr...yellow paint in master bathroom? But it comes with a bidet! Fancy!
Basement is finished and there's again a ton of room. It has 9' ceiling height so it doesn't feel like a basement at all. But what's with the vinyl flooring? I guess the previous owner must have blown their reno budget on the fancy archway.
I could probably fit two swimming pools into that huge yard. And I love that it's back onto a ravine so I would have full privacy! Now I come to think of this, perhaps the lack of privacy is the biggest turnoff for me with our current house?
This house has a lot of pluses, but it also needs a lot of work. The question remains, love it or list it?