Saturday, January 17, 2009

321 Mineral Street

A couple different views of the downstairs.

Lots of usable space in the kitchen.

A funky bathtub in the downstairs bath.

The beautiful entryway- though it is a bit tight.

A bedroom.

Two shots of another large bedroom- one the boys could share.

This is like two little bedrooms connected by an archway. A great option for our big girls who like to share a room but need their own spaces.

At the end of this hallway, to the left, is the main staircase that goes down to the front entry.

Behind me, in this picture is the back staircase. To my right is the hallway that is pictured above. At the end of this hallway is the master bedroom, on the left.

Two shots of the upstairs bathroom. In the first picture, that door by the sink leads out to the unfinished area over the garage.

So we went, we looked, we loved. It is obviously 130+ years old. The house has settled and the floors are uneven. The back staircase is slanted and closet space is limited. But wow, it is gorgeous. The kitchen needs to be redone, but it is a large space and a lot can be done with it. There is a large, unfinished area over the garage that could be made into a game room- but access to it is through the upstairs bathroom. (This could be remedied by putting in yet another staircase in the back of the house). The yard is a great size, bordered by mature trees (something we don't have in our new construction neighborhood). There are hollyhocks planted around the deck and a clothesline already in place. And best of all, there are lilac bushes in the backyard. So, lots to think about.


merathon said...

they just don't make them like they used to, do they? i love it even more after seeing all your new pics. i went to the listing and can't believe how cheap it is! looks like it has SOOOOO many possibilities! all the light is fabulous.

Virginia Burnett said...

Not crazy about the kitchen cupboards but I LOVE that bathtub! What a great piece of built in art!What a wonderful house. Slanted stairs and settled floors are worth it for the charm of real architecture. How does it handle 30 below and windy?

jessica, jessie, or jessi said...

Add me to the list of people in love with this house! It has all of the charm and history a home should have! And the possibilities and DIY projects have me excited for you!! Someday Justin and I would love to renovate an old home - for now I can just live vicariously through your blog so I hope 'lots to think about' leads to 'newly purchased' soon! :)

Can't wait to see the final decision!

Audrey said...

What the??? I've been so bad about checking out your blog lately...and this awesome house is what I find??? Man, i've totally been missing out!! It's sooo gorgeous, wish I could walk through it and play with the layout ;0) Love,love,love the arched pocket doors... already pictured a nice, juicy, (yes, I said juicy) island in your kitchen...oooh, I'm so exited for you guys!!

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

It's pretty cool. So are you hooked?

Erin said...

gorgeous house! i am not the best at keeping up with blogs so I am sure I missed the answer to my question but- why are you looking to move?