We looked at three houses today. One we ruled out based on location. It was a beautiful home in a nice neighborhood, but it was simply too far from everywhere we frequent, including the girls’ school.
The other two I’m really, really torn between.
This one is gorgeous, next door to one of Eric’s partners, in a nice neighborhood, close to school… All good things. It’s more expensive than our other option and really is too large for us, with seven bedrooms, including two in-law suites. It’s got a typical lot size, doesn’t need really any work, although there are things I don’t love about it, like the kitchen. But we could honestly move in and be ready to live in it.
This one looks awful in pictures, but can you picture it completely redone without all those awful window treatments?? It has so much character, is on a 3 acre wooded lot that backs up to the country club golf course with a beautiful deck that wraps around the entire back side of the home. But… yes, it needs several hundred thousand worth of updates, including an all new kitchen, all new window treatments, new bathrooms, pretty much the entire thing needs to be repainted… But honestly, there is just something about this one that makes me want to take the adventure and redo it all. Am I crazy?
Would you buy a house that needs this much work? It’s such an amazing property though…