5 Changes Game: Charlie’s Old House Needs a New Owner

by hookedonhouses on August 10, 2010

Wisconsin house-ext

A reader named Karen wrote me a lovely letter about this old house for sale in her Wisconsin neighborhood. They’re asking only $99,000, but it needs a new owner who is willing to love it back to life with some hard work and creativity.

I thought it would be perfect for our 5 Changes Game. If you haven’t played before, it’s simple–take a look at the house and then tell us what 5 changes you think would make the biggest difference.

Wisconsin house-front door

Karen writes, “We live in the CUTEST neighborhood in Wisconsin, called Appleton. We’re on the Fox River and still have block parties and Sunday night soup parties in winter. Our beloved neighbor Charlie, who was 93 years old, passed away and left a home that has tons of potential.”

Wisconsin house-staircase

“Charlie met his wife Georgianna in Africa during WW2. They were avid readers and travelers (I must have bought 50 books at their auction when they passed). They lived happily in this house until she failed with Alzheimer’s.  Even when ‘Georgie’ had to go to a home, Charlie drove to pick her up every day and bring her home with him during the day.”

Wisconsin house-kitchen

It was built in the late 1800′s and was the first home in Appleton to have aluminum siding (1950′s).  Across the street is a museum called Hearthstone House–the first to be powered by hydroelectric power in the U.S.

Wisconsin house-woodwork

The master bedroom looks a little more modern with the woodwork painted and lighter floors:

Wisconsin house-master bedrm

The house has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and 2 fireplaces:

Wisconsin house-fireplace

Karen ends her letter by saying, “Please find me a cool neighbor!” If you’re cool and interested in being her neighbor–or just want to see more photos–check out the listing. (To see all the photos, click the “Real Advantage Tour” button on that page.)

Now that you’ve taken a good look at the house, tell us. If you bought it, what are the first 5 changes you’d make?

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kim at allconsuming August 10, 2010 at 7:55 am

You know, there was some big study released yesterday which revealed the only country with more over-priced housing than Australia is Japan.

I’m sitting here looking at that gorgeous house in what sounds like a gorgeous neighbourhood and thinking ONLY $99,000!!! You couldn’t even buy a garage for that in Sydney.

If only a relocate was that easy.
.-= kim at allconsuming´s last blog ..A return to normal programming – hernia or cranky ovaries =-.

hookedonhouses August 10, 2010 at 9:29 am

I double-checked that price three times because I couldn’t really believe it was only $99K! Amazing. -Julia

jennifer black August 10, 2010 at 8:08 am

What a great house. I love the story about the neighborhood, too.

One thing I wouldn’t change is the amazing woodwork, lights and fireplaces. But that said, I would . . .

1. Take the white room back to wood–strip the paint, etc.
2. Make the windows/doors more consistent from the outside, such as the odd pair that seem to have the screens at opposite ends, the front door that seems squished in a corner, etc.
3. Redo the kitchen to be less a mixture of the decades and more in line with the original age and feel of the house (but updated).
4. Ditto the baths.
5. Add landscaping, less grass, more native flowers, grasses, and shrubs plus naturalistic walkways.

A lovely house with a lovely sense of community.

Jennifer
.-= jennifer black´s last blog ..To Counter or Not to Counter =-.

Janell Beals August 10, 2010 at 8:22 am

99,000, sounds like a deal, wonder what is going on with its “insides”…could cost a lot to update. BUT, focusing on cosmetics, my first inclination would be to paint out the dark trim, but instead I’d refinish the floors and the trim to make it all shine beautifully, Paint, of course, a light colors to offset the dark woodwork, Paint outside, rip out that kitchen and install a new updated “old” kitchen and get the master in line with the rest of the newly spruced up house.
.-= Janell Beals´s last blog ..Look- My Bathroom Mirror Frame Has A Twin! =-.

Becky @ Farmgirl Paints August 10, 2010 at 8:32 am

This sounds awful, but I’d paint the wood trim white, leave the floors dark, replace the front door with a period stained glass piece. I’d gut the kitchen, remove the sofet and make the window wider. Oh it would be fun. Lots of work though:)
.-= Becky @ Farmgirl Paints´s last blog ..The list =-.

Trish @TheOldPostRoad August 10, 2010 at 8:34 am

Great house! Wow!! what a price!
1. New front door.
2. New kitchen
3. Refinish floors and paint walls – what is with the blonde wood in the bedroom? -WAY out of place for this house. Woodwork needs polishing.
4. Probably needs updated baths.
5. Freshen up the outside .
.-= Trish @TheOldPostRoad´s last blog ..Cades Cove =-.

Laura August 10, 2010 at 8:42 am

What a gorgeous house… I spend my life day dreaming about a house like this… Unfortunately, living by the NJ shore that’s all I can do with my budget! I guess if I were lucky enough to own this place, I would…
1.) Lose the black and white exterior and change the siding to a pale grey/green and paint the eves and windows a cream colour and brown…
2.) The interior wood trim is gorgeous, but is few shades too dark, so I would lighten this to a nice warm colour and follow this scheme throughout… I’d actually like to paint it all white, but I know you purists out there would hate that!
3.) Replace the kitchen, with a nice white one… butcher block counter tops… butler sink… subway tiles etc.
4.) Bring the floors to the same colour throughout… Again I’d go lighter to try and offset all the darkness of the wood.
5.) Get some plants in the garden outside, to hide the ugly foundation.
.-= Laura´s last blog ..Basket ? =-.

Penny August 10, 2010 at 8:49 am

What a lovely little lady this house is and I would do everything I could to keep its charm and historical standing while modernizing it.
1. I would either paint the outside or put on new siding to brighten its spirit.
2. Foundation plantings, an inviting walkway.
3. A new front door; one to carry the feeling of the age of the house and compliment the stained glass windows in the entry hall.
4. I think I would leave the old, dark woodwork, bring it back in the master bedroom, and then add color, color, color to the rooms.
5. Gut the kitchen, modernize it and bring in a few period type pieces.

6. I know. We don’t get six. But when all is done, I would celebrate it with a big neighborhood party!
.-= Penny´s last blog ..Circle games =-.

Laura August 10, 2010 at 9:00 am

Agreed completely with Penny! Color color color!

Kate (Little Beach Bum) August 10, 2010 at 9:15 am

What a charming house! Like a lot of the other posters, the first thing I noticed was the lack of color on the outside of the house…I would paint the shudders for sure! Inside…definitely do something to make the rooms more cohesive. And update the kitchen. Seems like a fun project for someone who could make it their day job.

Sidenote: I love reading that they still have winter Sunday night soup parties and block parties! I ‘m really happy to know those still exist. :)
.-= Kate (Little Beach Bum)´s last blog ..Hidden Rules =-.

Derek August 10, 2010 at 9:19 am

I would move in a minute. As for my five changes.

1. Get it registered with the state and local historical society. See if it qualifies for any grant money due to any historical significance.
2. Exterior need some TLC and some historic paint colors. Do some research and see what the original colors were. Track down some old photos in the city archive to see if any decorative trim had been lost over the years. Replicate and replace anything missing.
3. Front door. Should be two side by side doors with etched or stained glass. Change the glass in the transom to match.
4. Entry screams for some Bradbury and Bradbury wallpaper. Reproduction light fixtures. Hang some original artwork up the stairs. It needs and antique hall tree.
5. Kitchen is a do over. New cabinetry and incorporate some antique hutches and side boards into the plan. AGA range.Tin ceiling.
.-= Derek´s last blog ..Magazine Photo Shoot =-.

hookedonhouses August 10, 2010 at 9:28 am

Great point about checking to see if it qualifies for any grant money. And the front doors would definitely make a big difference. It almost hurts me to see the one they have now. -Julia

cheryl August 10, 2010 at 9:31 am

To own a home that held so much love for so many years would be a blessing. I think I would take a deep breath and let the house tell me what it needed. So many times changes are made too quickly and it never works. I would research the house and see what it looked like in “the beginning”. Certainly, your own style has to be considered because otherwise it becomes a museum and that is not what it needs. It needs someone to live life “under the eaves where a lifetime unfolds”.

CHERYL

Elaine August 10, 2010 at 10:03 am

How fun! I grew up in the Appleton area and was just there this summer to visit family. I hope Karen gets an awesome new neighbor. This is a great house with tons of potential. I would:
1) Spend some time in the house to see what it should be.
2) Re-finish the floors
3) Gut the kitchen
4) Change the front door
5) Be careful not to spend too much. Many have commented on the low price. Seems like real estate in this market, like the rest of the country, is moving slow. It would be easy to over spend on improvemnets to this beautiful home.

Natalie Hart August 10, 2010 at 10:18 am

What a gorgeous old house! And a lovely portrait of the prior owners. I hope this woman gets great neighbors.
1. Get rid of the white on exterior, would probably keep the black, though. Don’t know what color I’d paint it, depends on the other colors on the block.
2. Paint the door an amazing color, inside and out.
3. Lots of bright color on the inside — I love tangerine with dark woodwork.
4. Redo kitchen but keep layout, which isn’t bad, definitely get a gas stove.
5. Build radiator covers.

Janet August 10, 2010 at 10:22 am

Ooooo I absolutely love this house. It’s the diamond in the rough with great bones that everyone wants to find, and what a price…amazing.

First I would spruce up the yard, new plantings and possibly put in a period fence.
Second I would change the aluminum siding to a wood or wood composite siding and paint
more in tune with historic colors.
Third I would change the metal railings on the porch and replace the door with something that features stained glass. The entry hall inside needs to be brightened up the door they have now is ugly and cuts out light.
Fourth I would keep all the dark woodwork but polish it up. It’s gorgeous and really shouldn’t be covered but worked with.
Finally I would remodel the kitchen. Possibly something that mimics a historic feel such as farmhouse sinks, painted cabinets.

Would love to take on the 2nd floor but for right now I think it’s o.k. and could be taken on in remodel steps 6-10!
(house needs a garage too!)

LOL it’s such a cute house I wish I lived in Wisconsin!

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top August 10, 2010 at 10:31 am

I love this house! The details are just amazing. I would leave a lot as-is to preserve the historical aspect.

1. The wood trim is a tad dark, it even looks as parts of it may be painted black. But I would still leave it as wood and paint the walls some pretty colors to complement the wood.

2. I would try to find a wood front door, the one that is there is awful!

3. Like others have said, I would add some color to the exterior trying to keep within the historic colors.

4. I would gut the kitchen and modernize it but not so much as it would look weird within the house.

5. I would update the bathrooms.

I love the fireplace upstairs. So unique!
.-= Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top´s last blog ..Dresser Inspiration =-.

Dean August 10, 2010 at 10:39 am

The front door (1) is the first thing I would change. It just doesn’t fit (and it’s just plain ugly). The woodwork (moldings), floors and light fixtures are beautiful. The walls (2) could use a good paint job. The kitchen (3) is a complete gut job. I’m not a huge fan of the style, but I think an updated farm-house kitchen would look perfect here. I don’t mind that the molding has been painted in the master (although my first reaction was that I would strip it), but those shutter doors (4) aren’t working. Maybe heavy curtains would work better than the traditional folding closet doors. Actually, now that I think about it, maybe the shutter doors could work if painted the same color as the walls and molding. And finally, the exterior (5) needs more cohesion and the landscaping needs freshening up. This place has loads of potential!

Tricia Rose August 10, 2010 at 10:46 am

I’m with Cheryl – I would go so slowly doing anything with this house. I’d take out things like the louvred closet doors in the bedroom and the front door, and redo the kitchen (love the AGA idea).
Interesting that the bedroom floor looks as though it is simply refinished. By peering myopically at the photos I detect that all the floors have the planks laid around the perimeter as a border, including the bedroom, so the other floors could be that colour as well. I rather like it dark.
The first year I would simply live in the house, and tackle the garden. Love the garden! $99,000!
.-= Tricia Rose´s last blog ..What Have I Done =-.

Jocelyn Stott August 10, 2010 at 11:33 am

I am so shocked that you can get a place like that for $100,000. Where I live here in Portland, $99,000 won’t get you much more than a trailer. Great find.
.-= Jocelyn Stott´s last blog ..Barn House =-.

Amanda @ Serenity Now August 10, 2010 at 11:49 am

I want to live in a neighborhood like that!! Wow!! :) I’d love to have a sense of community and belonging in my ‘hood.

1. Exterior: I agree with Derek. Research paint colors and work on landscaping!
2. Trim/woodwork. I’d keep some of it dark, but I’d want to go light/white to brighten things up.
3. Kitchen: Give the new old look everyone was talking about.
4. Make sure it has updated heating/cooling, but keep some of the existing vintage ones for looks.
5. Do something to make those fireplaces stand out!
.-= Amanda @ Serenity Now´s last blog ..A Major Award =-.

amber August 10, 2010 at 11:59 am

PAINT! Outside – white with green trim, I’d also add gingerbread trim. Inside I’d paint the lower paneling in the front hall, and maybe stain the staircase a lighter color. I’d definitely re-do the kitchen, take out the counter tops and replace it with granite or maybe even wood, and refinish the cabinets, adding new hardware, and replacing some of the doors with glass. I’d also add a larger mantelpiece to the fireplace which would make it more of a eye-drawing feature. :)
.-= amber´s last blog ..myhopesunbroken-via carouselinparis =-.

Nicole M. August 10, 2010 at 12:44 pm

Well, given I live in a house that was built in 1890 I’ve come to be familiar with what the repairs take. But, the bones are nice.
1. Redo the kitchen. It looks like they capped the ceiling so I’d take those down and take the cabinets to the ceiling. It looks small. So huge cabinets are key. Also just say no to granite and do marble counter tops. Back splash of granite. Large sink. Dramatic sink fixtures. Replace appliances. And paint color on the wall. Cabinets I’d either do a creamy white with a farm like look or do dark and make it look like the rest of the house.
2. I have to admit some of that trim I’d probably paint UNLESS it’s true mahogany or in excellent shape. In old houses sometimes you have to paint the trim b/c to restore it’s a fortune.
3. I’d replace closet doors in upstairs bedroom with a matching panel door to the rest of the house. Paint the room. Add a huge oriental rug on the floor to give a texture.
4. Repaint every room. Again in the old houses paint is how to bring the modern look while spotlighting trim and keeping it flow.
5. Front porch needs to be revamped and be more of an ‘entrance.’

Gina W. August 10, 2010 at 12:47 pm

AMAZING!!!!!!! I LOVE this house!!! I wonder if I can convince my husband to move????

I would definitely re-do the kitchen,
Work on the outside a bit, painting, upkeep, landscape etc.
I would look into paint colors, and styles from the time and try to restore as much as possible. Kind of looks like someone tried to update a bit in the 70′s-eeewwwww.

I love the story about the couple. Reminds me of “The Notebook” and makes the house that much more amazing. :)

Amber August 10, 2010 at 1:04 pm

First thing, I’d change out that “updated” bedroom and make the floors and closet doors match the other rooms. It looks so out of place. I actually hate that room!

Second, all the trim work and doors would get a coat of paint (sorry to wood purists). A bright glossy white would really brighten the house up.

The kitchen would be third on my list. The counter tops/backspalsh need some updating of some sort, as well as the appliances. I’d probably also remove the cabinet doors or the upper cabintes all together for some open shelving.

The outside is really cute the way it is, but I think all the black paint paired with the grey/white is making it look dreary. Something like a butter yellow or robin’s egg blue would add a fresh pop of color! And I’d probably give the door the same treatment. A few rose or hydrangea bushes would also help break up some of the greenery (whichever grows best in Wisconson).

Aside fromt hose major things, the rest would all be little cosmetics. The satained glass fixtures would stay, but the metal might get painted to oil rubbed bronze. Same thing with knobs and faucets, and all the brass in the bathroom.

Such a cute house!! I’d jump on it in a heart beat if 1.) we had the money, and 2.) could move to Wisconson!
.-= Amber´s last blog ..U-G-L-Y but F-R-E-E =-.

Colleen August 10, 2010 at 1:04 pm

Appleton–what a great small college (Lawrence) town!
My 5 changes:
1. Add an old fashioned front porch w/roof. Means opening up the living room window, wrapping porch over to front door, and getting a porch swing to complete the look!
2. New front door, paver walk to porch, new plantings for curb appeal
3. Paint/redo entire front exterior
4. New kitchen and baths with accents to fit in with period of house
5. Refinish all woodwork and floors.

Mom in High Heels August 10, 2010 at 1:23 pm

WOW! What an adorable house and what a sweet story. What would I do? Hmmm….
New landscaping, new kitchen, new front door, new closet doors in the master, and paint, paint, PAINT! I’d like to bring out the beauty of all that wood and paint (on the walls not on the wood) would help bring it out. Seriously, $99,000? That’s a crazy price!
.-= Mom in High Heels´s last blog ..Letter from the President of the US =-.

Jan August 10, 2010 at 1:26 pm

Let’s see:

1) Update HVAC, electric — and add insulation and attic fan
2) Re-do kitchens and baths and laundry — using fresh white-painted cabinets, white marble counters and backsplashes, vintage-style sinks, free-standing tub in the master, touches of black in the hardware, vintage-style lighting and faucets
3)New “vintage style” windows and doors (plus a vintage door knocker of course!)
4) Darken wood floors — install marble flooring in master bath with built-in heating and heated towel rail.
5) Paint the woodwork inside and out. Fresh farmhouse whites and creams in all kinds of shades.

Plant a round garden — fill it with roses — with a old fountain in the middle. Plant a big kitchen garden with raised beds of veggies and herbs and gravel walkways. Add a white picket fence. Add large patio with shade.

And finally — for a true vintage touch — add awnings to the windows for the summer months.

Open champagne — and have a garden party!

Claire August 10, 2010 at 1:27 pm

My first thought when I saw this house was to add on to the right (as we look at it) side of the house – make the stairs extend out and have a porch wrap all the way around to the back of the house. I’m a sucker for porches!

Then it just looks like simple cosmetics on the inside!

lucy August 14, 2010 at 7:14 am

that was my first thought also !

Breanna August 10, 2010 at 2:56 pm

What a charming old house! OK I’ve never played the 5 changes game so bear with me

1. New front door and new walkway to the front door.
2. Definitely keep the fireplaces (love!) and maintain them up to code.
3. Paint. Indoors and out. Paint the walls in colors that will make all the wood details really pop.
4. Take the hardwood flowers down a level or two and refinish them.
5. Completely overhaul the kitchen with new cabinets, sink, appliances and maybe make a kitchen island for additional workspace and storage, bonus points if it’s movable on wheels.

That was fun. I hope Karen finds a cool, new neighbor!

Claudia August 10, 2010 at 3:40 pm

1. move front doorway to where the two front windows are currently,
2. add a sweet little covered porch on the front.
3. re-configure the stairs inside.
4. reduce the number of doorways inside.
5. any $$$ left i would use to update kitchen with retro appliances

laura August 10, 2010 at 3:53 pm

I would luv to get my hands on this house.
1. Paint all the wood work white
2. Take the inner door out but leave the glass above the doorway(entryway)
3. Reside the house with a crisper ,cleaner color.
4. Replace the fireplace surrounds with new glass tile.(However, I would leave the turquois tile and work around it)
5. Replace the cabnets in the kitchen.

P.S. This truely would be a dream. I love the character-you can’t get that in new homes.

Kim August 10, 2010 at 4:11 pm

This house is in really good shape. It really doesn’t need much work. I would want to preserve the house.

1. redo the kitchen. Pick cabinets that go with the era of the house. I would hate to give it a style that doesn’t match the rest of the house.
2. paint the walls colors that would match the time period. No wallpaper at all.
3. Give it a new historical front door
4. Do stuff outside. Like give the house a new landscape, exterior paint, and more.
5. Repolish the hardwood flooring.

Annelise August 10, 2010 at 4:23 pm

1. I see shingles instead of siding on this house, a warm golden color
2. with a green door
3. painted light roofline.
4. Inside I see painted out woodwork and
5. dark floors.

Thanks

Hope August 10, 2010 at 6:38 pm

This house is so adorable and has tons of potential. My vote would be for a “Practical Magic”-inspired redecoration, particularly for the kitchen. I’d do wavy-glass front cabinets, cream-colored subway tiles, and vintage-inspired appliances. And definitely switch out the front door for something cuter!

Holley August 10, 2010 at 7:23 pm

I haven’t read all the other posts yet, but here are my thoughts:

1. Definitely replace the front door.
2. Re do the entire kitchen to bring it in line with the style of the house.
3. paint the room with the fireplace something a bit cozier than the current white and redo the fireplace surround. The James A. Garfield house in Mentor Ohio has a fireplace surround with tiles hand painted by the family–would love something like that.
4.Remove the closet doors in the master bedroom and re-stain the floors.
5. Pay someone to paint the exterior in more traditional colors.
.-= Holley´s last blog ..Everything is new =-.

Lisa August 10, 2010 at 9:45 pm

1. Repaint the outside
2. New Kitchen
3. Paint all the interior rooms
4. See what that enclosed porch is about, that looks like it needs some work.
5. Refinish and replace flooring.

I might have wanted to put in replace windows since it is frigid up there in the winter.

The price is so low because it’s in the Midwest.

Lacy August 10, 2010 at 10:13 pm

Everything Laura said but I would probably leave the floors dark for contrast!

The Little Red Shop August 10, 2010 at 11:26 pm

I like what Cheryl said. : ) The first things, though, that caught my attention were the fake siding and front door. The stained glass is just lovely! I hope whoever does by this beloved home appreciates its history.

: )

Julie M.
.-= The Little Red Shop´s last blog ..Miracle Monday =-.

E. George August 11, 2010 at 12:16 am

Hi Julia – its true in Sydney its a price for a garage – this house is beautiful because it has history ….so who ever buys it will have to take their time in renovating its not something you would do overnight…. I would get rid of the plants at the front first and start from there…. Regards Esther from Sydney with a horrible flu…..PS love stained glass….

Dianna August 11, 2010 at 5:21 am

I love older homes, they have so much character.

1. paint exterior warmer colors, work with landscaping, if wood front door refinish.
2. Paint all the woodwork and wainscoting white, with the exception of the doors. Paint walls in all the rooms.
3. Get rid of bi-fold doors, replace with paneled doors. Darken blond flooring to match rest of house.
4. Up date kitchen, new appliances, new counter tops, back splash, new sink, faucet,
pendent light above sink, if cabinets are wood….paint, add new knobs, replace top cabinet doors with glass or something different than bottom cabinets. Replace floor with tile or hardwood. Add an island for additional work area.
5. Up date bathroom tiled walls and maybe flooring??……didn’t see the floors.

Kenny August 11, 2010 at 8:17 am

On the outside alone I would:
1. “Stone” the foundation.
2. Remove the steps and perhaps do stone or brick steps with ornate railings.
3. Change the front door/sidelight combo to a more “period” piece that would compliment the stained glass.
4. Change the exterior colors to much brighter ones highlighting its many architectural features with different shades.
5. Re-do the side porch. Either convert it to an open inviting area or remove the windows and use glass panels.

Nan E August 11, 2010 at 10:05 am

Love this house, it has so much potential!
1) remove siding and paint wood in period colors, something light and bright.
2) replace concrete front steps and wrought iron railing with wooden steps and railing.
3) new sidewalk and landscape.
4) gut and redo kitchen
5) strip and refinish floors and woodwork, but don’t paint!
.-= Nan E´s last blog ..Scripture in Pictures =-.

Heather August 11, 2010 at 1:26 pm

That house is such a good deal! You can’t touch anything in Vermont for under $200,000.00
.-= Heather´s last blog ..Drift Wood Photo Hanger =-.

Patti August 13, 2010 at 7:44 am

I love the how Charlie took care of Georgie.

1. This house needs curb appeal. I would rip out the concrete steps and add wooded steps and handrail.
2. Add arched gingerbread trim to frame the opening/entrance.
3. paint the body of the house (to include the stonework at the base)a creamy warm soft white. The trim would be painted and medium soft grayed green. And the the window mullen trim a warm red.
4.Plant shrubs and lots of flowers.
5. Add woodwork above the fireplace to make a strong focal point.

debbie August 15, 2010 at 6:27 pm

Oh how I would love to be Karen’s neighbor. I currently live in a house that is about the same age, but our location is definitely not as cozy and neighborly as Karen’s. I am not sure what I would change until I had lived in the house for awhile, but the kitchen could use some work to bring back its natural charm, and the bi-fold closet doors have got to go. This could be so adorable!
.-= debbie´s last blog ..Ladies Who Lunch =-.

Amanda August 16, 2010 at 2:58 pm

Goodness I wish I lived there! I would snatch that up in a heartbeat. Also, what an adorable story about Charlie picking up his wife. Sniffle.
.-= Amanda´s last blog ..House tour- semi-updated =-.

Lee Sensibaugh September 3, 2010 at 3:09 pm

1) Change the exterior white siding to cedar shingle.
2) Replace boring front door with a neo-tudor, french door to let more light into that dark foyer.
3) Replace floor with a grey hued tile or stone.
4) Total kitchen remodel taken for granted, the upper cabinet doors should be glazed/glass fronts.
5) Install crown molding, AND picture rail in every major room. (After all, you don’t want holes in those nice plaster walls!)

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this house!! Could I propose a 6th change: Move it to Asheville, NC so I can live in it!
.-= Lee Sensibaugh´s last blog ..Earl- just die already! =-.

David September 7, 2010 at 9:54 pm

This property has been reduced to $89,000.

Maria Cavallo March 8, 2011 at 5:43 am

What a lovely color inside of the house and the price is low. I like to own a house like that one. By the way I also enjoyed reading the story about Charlie picking up his wife. That was so great story. Thanks

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