Tuesday, January 24, 2012
House Hunters Oak Cliff
Through this very fast process it is hard not to play "House Hunters". This is a show that is on all weekend every weekend in our house. We find ourselves yelling at the TV if the couple chooses the wrong house. We roll our eyes when women complain about paint color and door knobs. Don't they know that's cosmetic?!?!? So naturally, all of the houses we looked at soon had pros, cons, and a catchy title just like our TV favorite show.
Our wish list is pretty short. Two bathrooms with the zip code 75208. Only two teeny tiny must haves in an area where million dollar homes are surrounded by trendy restaurants, boutiques, a golf course, and our closest friends. Did I mention we are on a budget?
House #1: Little House On Winnetka
Built in the 1920's on a desirable block in the heart of Kessler Park. Newly renovated with cheap features but move-in ready. 2 bed/2 bath/tiny living room/no garage. The best part about this house was it two blocks from our best friends. Top of our price range and our bikes would have to be stored in the kitchen.
House #2: Fixer Upper On A Dreamy Street
Built in the 1950's on a gorgeous street in Stevens Park Estates. Not that impressive from the street but has good bones and a two car garage. 3 bed/2bath/lots of room to grow/pink bathroom. Driving to this house we feel completely out of our league. You could literally throw a rock at some of the oldest mansions in Dallas. We have no business on this street! This street is for characters from Dynasty. Top of our price range with lots of projects.
House #3: Church Annex We Can Afford
Cute house with an inviting porch on the south side of Winnetka Heights. Updated with large bedrooms and closets. 3 bed/2 bath/weird converted attic/shed. Great house across from a vacant church. Next to an empty lot and a vacant shack. No wonder this house is so cheap! We can afford it and it's move in ready.
We still feel very "first trimester" about the process so we are not getting too excited just yet. When I have the keys in my hands I'll relax (along with my paint samples, fabric swatches, and tool box).