Cute house: Do this to it!

This home is a total gem!  If you’re looking for a new home but prefer character over builder basic, this is the home for you!  The home features wood ceilings, THREE fireplaces, and a gorgeous river view.  You can not go wrong.  It for sure needs some updating, but that’s where I come in.. to give you some drool worthy inspiration.  So without further ado, this is what I would do if I bought this home.. Enjoy!

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The exterior is already pretty nice.  I like the brick.  The main change I would make is to either paint the windows and trim black or replace them (if they’re in rough shape-they look original).

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That view is amazing!  And it is a .55 acre lot with underground sprinklers.

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Again, paint the trim black.  The brick colored trim is dating it majorly.  I love the brick steps!  Add a modern sconce and you’re set.

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Look at the size of this patio!  Just peel off the green carpet.

Create a cozy seating area that maximizes the amazing view.

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I’d personally keep the stone floors to keep true to the character of the home.  But I would update the railing with something sleek.

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All this amazing living room needs is new drapes and maybe ditch that dated fireplace insert.  Love the large windows, brick fireplace, wood ceilings..

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And those built-ins!!  I would just paint them the same color as the walls.

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Check out the adorable dining room.  The fireplace is so sweet and that dutch door is quite lovely!

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The kitchen needs an overhaul.

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The basement is great.  I would probably just Sheetrock the walls and add a plush, low pile, neutral carpet.

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The rooms don’t look too big.. typical for a home built in 1959.

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You could keep the tiled shower, just updated the shower faucets/hardware.

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You could probably work with this wallpaper but I’d likely remove it.

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I don’t mind this paneling for some reason.

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The pink tile could totally work!  But if you’re already updating, why not include the bathroom on the list.

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And there’s plenty of room for double sinks.

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I like this built-in cabinet a lot!

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Nice, bright laundry room.

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Gah, check out that wallpaper! I think you could live with the sink on the left but everything else could stand to be updated.

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So what do you think?  What would you do differently?  And more importantly, do you want to take a look at this home?

*Home is active on the market at the time of this post. If you read this at a later date, the home may be sold or off the market. Contact me to for more information or to find a similar home. All opinions are my own. And of course, there is nothing wrong with this house as it is.. I just got inspired to show what I would do.

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