If I learned one thing from the farmhouse being sold, then unsold, is to be a bit more prepared.
My home has been on the market for a few months, and during this time I viewed only one house.
Not exactly the wisest thing to do when your house is up for sale.
So when the offer came in, it was a fast closing. And I wasn't ready for it.
Having said that, I knew that I could have gotten everything done within that time frame, but it just added more stress.
This is about to change. I will be viewing more homes for sale.
And of course, bringing you guys along!
With the phase two flip house purchase I imagine it will be a small home.
Within my budget for this home, I would like to get a clean home, at least three bedrooms, preferably in a small town or hamlet.
A cottage style home. A country cottage.
So as we more forward with this plan, I will be labeling all blog posts under "Country Cottage Real Estate Tours".
And as always, hope you follow along!
Last week when the farmhouse was under offer, I toured 6 houses.
Four near my current location and two in Sarnia, where I use to live.
The two homes in Sarnia were something I was not interested in, and did not take pics.
Out of the other four, only one was a contender.
A sweet country cottage. Today I am sharing some pics of it, along with a few vision collages - Diane style.
Listing price is $87,500.
The sweetest home. Beautiful outside and inside.
Let's check it out.
I daresay, I could live here forever. :)
A small corner lot. In a hamlet with all of 10 houses maybe.
How could I not fall in love with this little place. :)
Heading inside, I found the interior a little dark. You will see from the pics.
Throughout the post I did a few collages on ideas that I would make to add my own personal style to this sweet country home.
For starters, I would consider painting the entire interior a soft white.
The living room
Here is how I would pull this room together.
|Sofa IKEA; Horse Art Bouclair; Floor Lamp Target; Curtains Country Curtains; Ceiling Light Wayfair|
You will see from the collages that I am blending some of my farmhouse style, horse decor and prairie style into this new country cottage.
You're thinking what I'm thinking right....paint those cabinets either a white or a creamy colour of sorts.
I would move the refrigerator over to where the dishwasher is, and put a small table set there.
This sweet red ticking stripe shower curtain from Pottery Barn, fits perfect.
There are two bedrooms in the house. A master bedroom and the other the guest room.
The second bedroom looks like it was converted with a third bedroom into one big room.
Good to know if I wish to convert it back to a three bedroom house. Alas, the third would be very small. Just a thought anyway.
Adding my own style, I put together a collage on how I would style the master bedroom.
|Shag rug Overstock; Throw pillow JYSK; Lighting Kohls; Headboard Walmart; Bedding Laura Ashley;|
The basement/recreation room
I think...now that I can relax a little, that if the farmhouse sold I would have bought this sweet home.
Even now, I consider putting an offer on it, conditional on my home selling. Something to think about anyway.
Thoughts on this country cottage tour #1?
FYI - I have recently started a new Pinterest board to collect ideas for my next home.
Following along if you wish. Click here.