In this cruddy economy, my husband and I have had to shift our focus from whole-house renovations of our own to working multiple projects in various arenas. From my husband's restaurant renovation work to my Etsy shop, call it diversifying to maintain self-employment in hopes that eventually we can get back to our dream business. But man oh man, do I miss real estate. The thrill of searching for that perfect fixer, the design and renovation process, the anxiety/high of sales contract negotiations. Add to that my daydreaming of living in many different places. To feed my hunger for houses, I'm a design blog junkie, and frequently lose myself for hours in real estate websites such as Realtor.com, Sellmodern, BobVila, etc. This cold spell has me longing for warmer days and happy outdoor spaces, which is the basis for the first two dreamy home listings that I'm sharing. Both of these were found on Realtor.com.
First up is a charming 1940 Mediterranean style home in Hollywood, Florida. This house has so much potential, it just needs a little cosmetic sprucing up. I would live in that backyard. Seriously, I could see myself pitching a tent and camping out there. $399,000.
House #2 is a 1909 Arts and Crafts style Sears Kit House in Belfast, Maine. The modern addition is definitely not in keeping with the character of the house, but the rest of the house's original charm has been maintained. Sited on Penobscot Bay, with views of Belfast Harbor. Just look at the way the porch openings frame the view. Happy sigh... And it can be yours for only $1.2 mil
I'm considering making this weekly or bi-weekly series, what do you think?