Thursday, August 2, 2012

House Hunters: Rural SE Missouri Edition

Some of you may know that the Hubs and I have been looking for a house for awhile now. In January we made an offer on a house about 1-1/2 miles from the farm. The house was a short sale and in July the mortgage company selling the home decided they weren't selling it short sale anymore and that we would have to either purchase it at the courthouse auction or make an offer on it after it went through the foreclosure process. I was devastated. The house needed a lot of work because it had been vandalized and I wasn't looking forward to months of sheetrock, electrical, plumbing, flooring and painting, but I was looking forward to a home. 

In the meantime, the Hubs and I looked at another house. We looked at this house back when I first moved to the farm last fall, but at that point we didn't have enough money for a downpayment. And it seemed a little too far from the farm. (A whole 8 minutes)

Here are the specs on this house:
about 1300 square feet, no basement (slab house)
about 3 acres, with several spot places ideal for the Hub's dream shop, and a garden and orchard, and pool
no vandalism
requires repainting and new flooring, but not a complete remodel
8 minutes from the farm

Here are some before photos for you:
The front of the house. The two car garage is very small. We're thinking it will eventually be remodeled into a master bedroom suite. The house definitely needs some landscaping!
The living/kitchen/dining are all one big room. I'd like an island in the kitchen. And we need to figure out some new flooring; there are stains on the carpet.  I really don't like carpet, but wood flooring will cost as much as furnishing the entire house.
View out the back door.
The smaller bedroom had this lovely wallpaper border with bulldozers, dumptrucks and other construction equipment. My brother removed it while I was working on removing the beautiful wallpaper border in the bathroom.
 See? Lovely.
 The larger bedroom is a deep blue.
We have plans for painting this weekend! Colors are already chosen to coordinate with the new bathroom towels and bedroom comforter.

More before and after photos coming soon!


Stacy Lane said...

You will have this place homey-ed up in no time-love the title!

Anna said...

Thanks Stacy!

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