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House Hunting: It Goes On and On and On

Remember that house I said we could flip… the one that I said I felt little emotion over. I could live there or not… 

Well, we threw our hat into the ring with an offer. It’s not very much unlike the other home on the same street that we recently put an offer in on. It’s missing a few features, namely the larger corner lot – but it also has a few characteristics that we prefer.

Interestingly, despite the similarities, this home scored pretty low on our scoresheet system. Transitioning from “meh” to brainstorm mode has been interesting. I went to view the home a second time and it was great to get a bit more time inside to wrap my head around the space. The homeowner has lived there since the home was built over 40 years ago. It’s in pristine shape but her touches from 90s are a little distracting.

The upside in all of this is that we’ll have a fun renovation to follow here on the blog if we can land the deal. So, here we go again, with fingers crossed.

Here is what she looks like.

 
 
 
 

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7 Responses
  • Jen
    April 28, 2015

    I’m distracted by that beautiful wood ceiling. Looks like the house is in generally great shape. Good luck!

    • BetsyMoyer
      April 29, 2015

      Oh thank you Jen. I believe the homeowner was meticulous in her upkeep. It’s pretty pristine. Love the wood ceiling too. Strong selling point for sure. Thanks for dropping by.

  • Heather
    April 30, 2015

    Good things come to those who wait. I think that house rocks! But if doesn’t workout Zooey Deschanels house went on the market. Best wishes for you and yours!

  • Heather
    May 1, 2015

    Well … I wasn’t privy to the MLS deets but I will say I did think it looked similar. I loved that house too. I seriously was trying to figure out how to get my kids to share a room again after I saw that house.

    Floppy hats! Thank you again for making me feel not so alone in the world. Can’t wait to see the Tandy take down! Have a great weekend.

    • Betsy
      May 1, 2015

      Haha!

      Sarah and I had a spirited text convo this morning about Zoey’s kitchen renovation in that home we love. I think we agreed it was architecturally sound, but maybe the use of color throughout was of questionable taste. I was very firmly against the choice of rugs – but then we realized it was likely just poorly staged.

      That house is situated in the heat of Hollywood residential. It’s not a neighborhood that we are interested in living in. But I’d LOVE that half acre with its guest house, it looks really inviting and private.

      BTW – I’m generally accepting of all human beings – but I’m equally happy to help people feel better about being elitist with strongly held beliefs that opinions are RIGHT vs WRONG, at least where it comes to design and decor! Hahaha. Floppy hats indeed. <3

      We didn't get that house that I blogged about here. WTFeverdude.... Can't compete with 60 all cash offers.

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