The hubs and I had quite an eventful Sunday yesterday. We went house shopping for the first time with our awesome realtor, and found a home that we really like! We know it's only the first time out and that we will take more trips in the future, but it was fun finding a home that's in our price range and a good neighborhood that we liked. At a request from my father, who thinks that somehow harm will come our way if I post homes that we're looking at online, I am not going to post the link to the home we like, but would love to email the listing to anyone that is interested. Just request I do so with a comment below.
Just because I'm not going to link the listing doesn't mean I'm not going to divulge any good details, however. :)
The home is in a nice neighborhood in Robbinsdale. I was really excited when we first pulled up to the home because it is so cute! There are tall windows with cute green shutters that make the home look miniature somehow (art people, please tell me why!); I think it's the proportion of the window to the height of the wall. Anyways, the front door opens on a cozy livingroom with the neatest, original, 1930s fireplace with built-in bookshelves. The bathroom is small by most modern standards, although comparable to the apartment bathroom we currently use. It has original tile and a bead-board ceiling. There is a bedroom on the main floor that is also small that would be an excellent office.
The kitchen has been updated and is about twice the size of my current kitchen (!!!!). All the appliances are new and there's a dishwasher. There's also I ledge on the windows over the sink so I could grow fresh herbs. The kitchen connects to a large, four-season porch that would serve as a dining room/game room. There are windows on all the exterior walls of the porch--lots of light.
Upstairs, there are two weirdly-shaped bedrooms that have plywood walls. We found this a little bizarre, but guess that rearranging that space and putting actual walls up would make the upstairs quite workable, and guess that plywood walls would be easier to replace than drywall. The basement is unfinished, leaving room for possibilities in the future.
The outside is nice as well, with big oak trees out front and a large garage that takes up most of the lot behind the house (the front yard is quite deep).
If you are still with me after that epic post, give yourself a pat on the back. Shoot me an email or comment below if you'd like to see the listing!