Admittedly, our house is one big project! Below are pictures of what it looked like the first time we saw it. Looking back, it’s so hard to believe I was able to see the beauty in these old bones.
Although our first trip was at night, even then we could see the overgrown trees and shrubs surrounding the house. Grass had taken over what was once a driveway and was knee high in some areas. We learned the house had been vacant for at least a year. Obviously no one was maintaining the property, hence the appearance. Since moving in we’ve made a few changes, cut down a few of the trees; nothing major, but a little goes a long way. We’ll get there eventually, for now there’s enough on the interior keeping us occupied!
The first floor was interesting, to say the least. The living and dining rooms were both home to original built-ins and there was a fireplace in the living room. The kitchen was very small and the original flooring was worn and replaced with laminate in some places. Oddly enough, there was also a full bath on this floor.
The third floor was home to four bedroom and two whole baths, side-by-side. Not sure about you, but I found that a little odd. Anywho, because this is technically the attic, each room has a sloped ceiling. In some there were exposed rafters, but they weren’t very attractive. That floor is now the children’s floor housing their rooms and a lounge for The Girls.