Husband and I are going for a second look at this pretty house today. We're trying to figure out the layout and are concerned that it doesn't get enough sunlight. This is difficult to ascertain, however, since there are heavy draperies everywhere. It's North facing, too, plus the kitchen is tiny (with black granite and "nice" wood - brand new, of course, which makes it harder for me to slap paint on.) I don't think Husband and I could even walk past each other in the kitchen. It has an amazing master suite, though, with a huge en suite bathroom with step-up tub with tiled underheating throughout. And the porch wraps right around the house. No nook is unused inside, either. Tons of storage. I like that.
It has a bed nook similar to this which is adorable. Unfortunately, it's a tiny bedroom, and with a 7 year old who has a size 4 foot, I don't think the bed would fit her for long. The house is also decorated with someone who has a definite style that I can appreciate, even though it's not my personal choice. It has a tons of furniture and wall decorations. Trying to see through all of it is taxing, making it difficult to see the true sizes of the spaces and how they would work for us.
The house also has a lovely room like this with white floor to ceiling bookcases. Husband said he could take it for an office, but there's no wall space for a desk. From Inspired Decorating. Of course, in a typical Rhode Island moment, Husband looked at some photos and realized he knows the owners.
It does, however, have unused space under the stairs and I love this idea. From Apartment Therapy. It's not in a neighborhood that Husband loves, either, although he's warming up to it. Trying to fit an office, playroom, studio, bedroom for each child (which we don't have now), back yard and nice bright kitchen is no mean feat. It's a nice problem to have, though, and I know we'll find our Dream House.
This is an aerial of the back deck and yard. Anyone know how hard it is to make this into nice, soft, fluffy green grass?