9.17.2009

A Home to Buy










While being the real estate stalker I am, I came across this home. Not sure about the location, the school system is not the best, but the price is beyond right. Oh, and we would be close to this I believe and that would be lovely. It would need personalization, but I rather like all the major renovations that have been done. The front door would become yellow and the landscaping needs some extra care. I love the rounded door and what looks to be original hardwoods. I would probably change the light fixture to something more modern to play off the historical home. I am rather fond of the farmhouse sink, butcher block counters, and subway tile. I would change the appliances to all stainless steel though just because I could and possibly marble counters one day. To me it appears the loft space may have the second bath at the very end. I am thinking master suite. I would change the railing to something more substantial, maybe horizontal thick slats. What I like the most is the yard. I dream of having mature trees in the yard and this one fits the bill.

Overall I am thinking a drive by is in order. Also if any one would like to buy my current home for atleast what we paid in order for me to indulge in my new infatuation then I would greatly appreciate it. I would be sure to share the after photos if this helps in your decision making at all.

38 comments:

Kasey said...

to cute.
isn't it fun looking at homes..
xo

Melanie said...

sweet home. :)

amy and ann said...

that is a cute house!!

Meg said...

I love it, charming!

bluehydrangea said...

This is house is so charming!! That front door is the best..definitely drive by!!

nkp said...

Wish I could help you out with this one! It is a very charming house. I love the front door. Good luck, you never know! :0)

Jennie Bee said...

I love Birmingham:) There are some areas that are definatly not so nice, but many that are just lovely, I'm hoping to go up there again when my football team plays UAB.

Emily said...

I love it! The French doors to the deck are so pretty and a big yard when you have kids is so great!

jill.christine said...

Oh! sniffle sniffle...I want to live there too, especially because it would get me out of Ohio, also because I LovE hardwood flooring in any home.

vanessa said...

That is so adorable. With some new landscaping and gas lanterns that house would be good to go. I also love the Ikea vanity in the bath and of course the bb countertops! The neighbor's house looks nice also.

stephanie said...

I'd even add black shutters to the front to compliment your pretty yellow door. But, mediocre schools are a dealbreaker for me, unless you can go private.

Ms. Bright said...

Such a charming home! It would be adorable with some of your personal touches. You know what's sad, though. Here's what jumped out at me...the GQ in that bath with ROB PATTINSON on the cover. I know, I'm a pathetic 14 year old. :)

Rachel said...

Very cute house! Not the best school system, I agree. Why can't we have these homes closer to the nice parts of town (with that price tag of course)

Jacinda Davis said...

That is such a cute place. It's quite nice that all of the major upgrades and work are already taken care of. If the school system isn't so great one could consider homeschooling their kids. Some communities have homeschool co-ops.

Jennifer said...

it's such a bummer that some of the most charming houses and neighborhoods in town are in the least-desirable school districts! I can only imagine what this would be listed for if it were in Homewood -- probably close to double!

It is so cute though. Definitely worth a drive-by to check out the 'hood.

ashley&christy2001 said...

What a beautiful place, I love the backyard it is amazing....

Char said...

LOVE IT

Mrs. Filly said...

if it's indeed near the dream center which is the place where i grew up....you would need to do as my mother did and homeschool or do private school...oh and buy a big dog...and be ready to be out of town over new years...or be prepared to listen to something very much like being in a warzone..but hey if you like that sort of thing the house is very cute :)...plus i came outta that area and i'm awesome :)! right? haha

LindsB said...

I love looking at homes for sale and this one is a cutie. A few changes here and there and it would be beautiful.

DesBisoux said...

This house is lovely.but what is even more lovely is the way you have it all figured out on what's to be changed, transformed, kept, painted, what color ( I bet you even have the reference of the shade of yellow... ;0))
You sure know what you want, dear!xxx

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two brunettes said...

so sweet and adorable! The perfect family home! I love it.

Vana said...

i would love to have your job! That house looks fabulous!

Amanda said...

Oh please drive by it...I'm living vicariously through you when you do. I can totally see myself and my fiancee living there.

Hope the house hunting goes well!!

Jessica Hills said...

I wish I was in the market...and location!

the southern hostess said...

What a friendly house! Love the front door.

smitten design said...

That's a great home. Are you sure you're not a realtor? You're quite wonderful at finding charming homes!

Ami said...

love this house! and a BONUS is I live about 10 minutes down the road... :) haha

Hanako66 said...

oh, it is just gorgeous!

simplesong said...

love it! so cute.

Design Esquire said...

Definitely do a drive-by. That home is beautiful and has a lot of character. I love looking at real estate too.

You Are My Fave said...

That's like my dream house. I love the little red door and it's charm. Oh, and wood floors.

Gracie said...

It looks great! I think you should definitely drive by and check it out in person. See if you still like it as much.

Anonymous said...

Hi Paula,

This is actually my friend Arden's house-from Arden Photography. They own three houses on this street and it's a beautiful house and her husband did all the work himself. Very talented!!! It's in Roebuck right off of 1st Avenue North. You should definitely buy it!!!!

Lindsay Murray

paula said...

Lindsay, I so wish I could buy it! He did some amazing work. I may need to go peek in the windows.

Rose Red said...

Homes in the south are so lovely. I can't wait until my husband and I are ready to purchase our first home.

Have a great weekend :)

Haven and Home said...

Ha! Love a drive by!!!! It is very cute and being close to the Dream Center is great!

Laura. said...

this house is sooooo great! i think. lots of potential, for sure.