Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Gone in 60 Seconds

That's what it felt like, anyway. We put our house up on Craigslist Sunday night, and BAM! We had offers by Monday afternoon. We are now officially under contract for our full asking price. Want to see my Craigslist ad? I was pretty proud of it! This way you can see it all the way done.

*You know what some angels did for me the day my house showed? They saw me in distress, swooped in, scrubbed, cleaned, folded, begged, borrowed and staged my home. And absolutely saved the day. Thanks for flying so low that day, ladies!*

Built in the late fifties, this home of nearly 3,000 sq ft. is solidly built and thoroughly updated with a 1 month old 20 year roof, new (jan '10) furnace and heat pump, new carpet (feb '10), bathrooms, exterior and interior paint. Refinished hardwood floors shine. There are two fireplaces, with a pellet stove upstairs, and wood-burning insert downstairs, making winter-time heat plentiful and cheap.

This home boasts the coolest treefort in the area, two rope swings for endless hours of entertainment, and a firepit for hot dogs and marshmellos on summer nights.

With over .33 of an acre of mature landscaping, there are so many fun places to explore and play.

A huge patio is perfect for bbqs, or can fit a good-sized above ground pool.

The master suite has a 6 foot Jacuzzi brand jetted tub with an inline heater so the water stays the perfect temp. Imported Italian porcelain tile, a gorgeous granite-topped vanity, double shower, and a walk-in closet make this a perfect retreat.

Nestled back from the street, the circular driveway is a kids dream to ride down on everything with wheels, but there is still ample parking. Just a block in length, this quiet neighborhood is a haven for children.

The front room is open to the dining room, with a nook adjoining it that is perfect for a computer or office. A built-in china cabinet adds charm.

There's another rope swing in the front, along with lots of flowering trees. This lot is shady and cool in the heat of summer. It has the largest magnolia trees in the area, white dogwood, pecan, a snowball bush hedge, lilacs, rose of sharon, and a producing fig tree. In the far back is a thornless blackberry patch whose berries grow to the size of a thumb and produce until late fall.

The basement family room allows children to play as loudly as they want without disturbing the peace of the top floor. With an adjoining second kitchen this would be a perfect mother-in-law setup, or craft kitchen.

The entryway- with a coat closet on the left. Right is the hallway to the powder room, master suite and 2nd bedroom. Front right is the staircase leading to the daylight basement.

At the bottom of the stairs you have bedrooms 3, 4, and 5. The two bedrooms on the left hand side are non-egress. There is storage under the stairs, and opposite the stairs is a bathroom with toilet, sink and shower. Laundry facilities and a huge storage room are at the end of the hall leading to the family room and second kitchen.

Built on a ridge, the back side of the house has a beautiful view.


Michelle said...

Wow. I'm speechless. Happy for you. Wish it was me.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous listing-the home showed beautiful..sniff..sniff..just wish it wasn't so soon!