I'm going to say, from the get-go, that this house is BIG. Like HUGE. Like- really, really big. Probably too big for us, but who cares- you only live once! And, of course, this isn't a done deal yet, with financing and stuff to be approved. BUT, the bid has been accepted.middle and front
middle and front
back , this will probably be an apartment
We headed up at 2 a.m. on Saturday. The kids slept through most of the ride, which was nice. It was a gloriously sunny day out, and my in-laws and bro-in-law headed out to see the place. Of course, we couldn't get into the house, but we prowled around the barn, the out building, and the ground. I have to admit, I forgot how big the barn is. There's the main barn, plus a milking parlor to the side. There are stall in the barn, as well as some coops. And three floors- yes THREE. Lots of old doors and windows, and dirt and dust. But it looks to be in good condition. The roof leaks some, but most barn roofs do.front
side view, overgrown!
The fields haven't been mowed, which would have helped their appearance. They are fenced, but I didn't walk the fenceline as it was too overgrown. The areas to the side and back of the barn haven't been kept up either. That's going to take some work. Can you say bush hog?
Sunday we had an appointment to look at the house. It rained all day, so I am really glad we go to go on Saturday too. Again, I forgot how big the place is. It was a little scary. Part of me was screaming- "what have we done?!?" The main "problem" of the house is that there isn't a bathroom in the front, upstairs. Two baths are located in the middle part of the house, down the hallway. It made me concerned about little boys trying to go in the middle of the night.one of the many bedrooms
The house has also been vacant for over a year, which means plenty of dead bugs and dust around. It needs a good cleaning, which we'll hire someone to do. With moving and everything else, it's just too much on my plate.
There's plenty of remodeling to be done. Good thing hubby is so handy. We'll probably have an architect come in to give us ideas.
What do you think? Are we crazy?