House Huntin’: Back in the 90’s

Sarah O’Brien (my real estate agent) and I took a short ride back to Pinehurst recently to see a new-ish house. We ventured to the property on East McKenzie because its in a good location, appears to require low maintenance, and its a newer property that would require minimal cosmetic updating.

Just a warning, you might find yourself a little bored by this house, it doesn’t need a complete overhaul and its far from old. But this is a kind of house that we need to consider, a place that only requires a little paint and a countertop. I’m typing this after I just finished soaking up the water under the kitchen sink because the faucet decided to begin leaking on a Saturday morning. So there’s a little perspective.

Fun Facts about East McKenzie house:

  • Built in 1997
  • 3 bedrooms, 3 baths + big room upstairs w/kitchenette
  • 3000-3500 sq ft
  • tiny lot with little grass
  • 2 car garage
  • on corner of busy thoroughfare
  • attic space and room for expansion goes for days
  • good school district

Let’s take a look,


side entrance

mckenzie3looking toward dining room,


Breakfast nook, good storage and nice look with the buffet style cabinetry. The light fixtures are hideous.


large living area with bonus space behind the fireplace that leads on to small concrete patio,

mckenzie living room

big laundry room that could be pimped

Mckenzie laundry

Mckenzie stairs

this is all the upstairs is and it feels like an office space in the late 90s. I was pretty dissapoointed that this was all there was up there.

mckenzie upstairsSo the conclusion is we’re moving on from this property but man its a super deal. It would be a great executive home or golf retreat. As a side note and in case you’re following along, 2 of 3 properties that I toured are now under contract.

On the next tour we go back out to the country.



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