Granted, the land is beautiful. But . . there’s always a big but!
The worst news is still the house. I didn’t take any pictures of the outside. It actually looks like the siding is asbestos shingles, though the realtor assured us they were cedar. Still not sure about that.
I suppose worse than the house is that the owner apparently thinks the house is pretty darned valuable. I could maybe live with the house as a weekend retreat. Despite our original thoughts that the old house might work for the sewing room/guest house, if we were ever going to build and wanted to have a decent view of the lake, the house would have to go.
One thing I would be real glad to see go is this kitchen!
How about that red dishwasher? Or, how about that three section red sink? Good grief! Who puts a sink at the end of the island with no space on either side. Someone either had longer arms than I do or they have a whole different method for rinsing dishes and getting them into the dishwasher and drying the dishes that get washed by hand. And, when you open the dishwasher, it hits the fridge. They have all the paperwork . . all the sales materials from the dishwasher, stovetop, oven . . from when they built or remodeled . . I don’t have a clue how old the house is. The cabinets could be painted but there are tiny little spindles . . it’s not a job I would tackle.
And if the kitchen isn’t enough to win you over, what about the “master bath”?
That’s it . . what you see right there is the bathroom . . no tub, no shower, no sink . . a toilet, a water heater and the blue thing has something to do with the well.
The house is in serious need of updating. It isn’t dirty . . just old and ugly. The house . . not me!