Our house goes on the market today!
(On the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker, so work it St. Joe!!)
We are listing it for two months only, and praying that God doesn't mind the challenge of selling it quick. We feel that it won't sell (realistic not pessimistic), and if not, we are going to either stay and remodel a bit, or rent it out and buy a new house.
So, how about a house tour...
Here we are. Our house was built in 1885 in a quaint seaside town. We actually have a water view when looking out the front of our house from the top 2 floors :)
It was remodeled into a two family house, then turned into condos. My brother bought the first floor condo and rents it out. We bought the second /third floor condo. Our condo is almost 2000 square feet, but we only have 3 bedrooms and would like a single family home. The condo part of it is why we think it won't sell, but who knows?!?!
This is our teeny weeny backyard. We are in the process of planting grass/getting more wood chips back there, but unfortunately didn't get it done before these pictures were taken.
Okay, now walk back around to the front of the house and go up the front stairs to walk through that white door below...
You are in our family room! Welcome!
We have this cool little room off the side of the family room where we keep the kid's toys. We call it the toy room, because we're ingenious like that.
Walking out of the family room, we have the living room to our right...
I know you're supposed to take down family photos and religious artifacts, but if somebody doesn't want to buy our house based on our beliefs, then I don't want them to buy it. Sorry not sorry.
On the other side of the living room is our dining room...
...which isn't used as a dining room at all, but as an office, work space for the kids. This room has my favorite paint color of all time.
Right beyond the faux dining room is the full bath, where many a book has been read. Ew, gross.
Then you walk into the kitchen! It's small, but works for us, and many a happy meal has been eaten here (homemade, not Mickey D's, though Lord knows those have been ingested here as well). Gosh, we've lived here for 10 years, so that's like 10,950 meals served.
Those white double doors are a built in pantry that my Dad made when he was sick of seeing us stack food on top of the brown cabinets to the left. The single white door next to it is our bedroom door, which we are going to walk through now...
And this is where the magic happens! That's a King size bed and we looooooove it so much. It only took me 6 pregnancies to upgrade :)
Look at that dinosaur of a tv! One day we'll get a flat screen for our bedroom. And this also proves that Yes! We do have a tv in our bedroom. Thanks for asking, rude person questioning why we have so many kids. We just don't think watching tv is the most enjoyable thing to do in this room. Blush. Let's get out of here before I get pregnant...
Ok, this beautiful room is our screened-in porch. It overlooks our backyard, and makes a nice place to eat a meal in the summer or sit and talk while we watch the kids play below.
Now we walk upstairs to the
attic second floor. I don't even want to show you this full bathroom. It's gross because it's the kid's bathroom and kid's miss a lot. Also wallpaper :(
Outside the bathroom, in the hallway, is this really nice living area that we have made into Maggie's bedroom. That's a Queen size bed, to give you an idea of the dimensions. Those blue curtains are tacky but they pull across to create an illusion of privacy from the boys.
Across from her room is the little boys' room. It's small but cozy, and everybody sleeps 11-12 hours a night, so it's magically delicious.
Meandering down the hall a bit, we find this built-in desk that I use as my gift-wrapping table. The closet on the right is our linen closet, and the one on the left holds all the coats and costumes and pre-purchased gifts.
Right next to the closets is the big boys' room. JP sleeps on that top bunk, with a reading nook below. He reads there every night :) This bunk bed is awesome, it has a desk on one side and drawers & shelves on the other.
This is Eamon's bed, with a blacked-out skylight above to keep out the sun when we force them to bed before sunset. Mean parents.
This is Andrew's bed...this room is huge.
And walking out of their room, here's a shot of the hallway all the way down to the gross bathroom. That little door on the right is one of about 6 that allow us access to tons of storage space.
And that's all she wrote. Come visit us! Or better yet, buy the house, and then come visit us in our new one :)
Happy Friday y'all!! Linking up with Kelly and Friends.