Monday, March 31, 2008

New (old) house


The home we're in the process of buying is a funky little bungalow that was built in 1912. It was added onto at some point, maybe in the 70s, and they did sort of a sloppy job with some of it. BUT it's full of potential and we're totally excited to make a few changes and make it our own! (Yes I know the front porch is blue, and no I don't know why! Eventually we'll paint it. But for now, blue it remains. :) )


It has 5 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a total of 2792 square feet (some of that is "unfinished" storage space in the basement, which is great.) It's in the Platt/Wash Park neighborhood of Denver. Lots of mature trees and old homes. The elementary school is right nearby (less than a half-mile away) and is excellent--high test scores, relatively small class sizes, etc.



I can't wait to remodel the kitchen and spruce the home up a bit. For now I love the moulding on the windows and walls, the hardwood floors, and the fact that this place was built a really, really long time ago. I also love the look of the street and the many trees (sorry, forgot to get a pic of that.) After living in such a new neighborhood for the last four and a half years, big trees make me happy!


Anyway, the house is under contract, and the concession negotiations are about to begin. Our realtor is hard-core...good times up ahead!
Secondary bedroom on main floor.

Breakfast area/kitchen.

Master bedroom.

Basement.

18 comments:

Amber said...

Brianna the house is SO great! I'm so excited for you guys! I can't believe how big the house it! From the outside it looks like maybe a 2 bedroom! I think you should keep the blue porch...it adds character!

sarah said...

Oooohhh the house is charming!! So much character. (I agree, it looks like it would be smaller from the outside.) The floors look like they're in great condition. I love your description of the neighborhood, as well - sounds lovely! I hope two bathrooms is enough for you guys though...hee hee! :)

Stacey said...

Sounds like a wonderful house! Very cool! Are you close to Kevin's new job?

Brianna Heldt said...

yes stacey we're about 18 mins. from the job! yay!

shell said...

What a great house-so much room! I love the charm and can't wait to see pictures of it with your kids running all over it!

Lindsey said...

Brianna, the house is beautiful! I am so excited for your new adventure! Keep the pics coming!

graceling said...

Looks super cute! Can't wait to see what you do with it! Be sure to take lots of before and after shots!

Kristen Borland said...

yay!!!

Jeannett Gibson said...

LOVE the house! So cool! 2700 s.f.??!!! Wow! And I thought MY new house was big! But then again, you do have all those kids...

Joy said...

brianna, it's so cute! i love the house and so much room is great.

darci said...

love it! old houses are the best! you will have fun-

Brenda Williams said...

What a beautiful home! Thanks for sharing the pics!

this is us said...

BAAAAAH! When will you get here? We LOVE Platt Park and live about 4 miles away (and our kids go to school right by you!!!!!!) - can you believe it??????

:)

- Jennifer
http://toafricaandhome.blogspot.com

Lisa Leonard said...

It's huge but it doesn't look that big from the front. maybe because of the basement. i love old homes--especially when they are in great condition like yours! We are thrilled for you guys. Which room is mine??

Brianna Heldt said...

heehee, lisa you are welcome to take any room you like if you come to denver to visit me!!!!

(you can't see part of the home's addition from this angle, but you can from the side. they should have built up, not out, but oh well. the house's footprint is still pretty small tho.)

Brotha Mike said...

Brianna, Sorry I made the comment about the blue porch. :) Also in the 3rd picture, is that a ghost with you and Kaitlyn? :)

Brianna Heldt said...

HA mike, you make me laugh, you are not the first, nor will you be the last, to comment on the blue porch! :)

and yes, that is definitely a ghost, but a very friendly one helping us buy our house.

(when i see "brotha mike" i think of someone jumping around singing to slim shady...hehehe.)

jenna said...

I like the blue porch too, personally. This is Jenna, Rachel's friend. I'm so excited for you guys to move out here! We will all have to get together for a BBQ in the summer. I have some friends who are interested in adopting from Ethiopia.

 

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