Sunday, April 17, 2011

House Hunt Sunday

Jason and I plan on buying our "forever home" in a few years time. Recently we've started attending open houses on the weekends to get ideas for what exactly we want in our home. We know we'll spend a substantial amount of money, so we want to get everything on our "must list." and maybe a few extras, too! For now we are looking as if we will be buying a home in the Houston area, but you never know! (It would be nice, since you can get A LOT of house for your buck down here in Texas!)

In case you're interested, here is the "must list":

1. Two living areas
2. Office for Jason
3. Large kitchen
4. Three full and 1 half bath
5. First floor master suite
6. Atleast 3 secondary bedrooms
7. Two car garage
8. Back covered patio
9. Minimum 2700 square feet
10. Minimum 7500 square foot lot

Pretty demanding, right? Wish us luck!

I thought that on Sundays I would start to feature a home that we've seen and would consider buying, if we were in the market today. It'll help me to keep track of what we like and don't like about it, and it'll give you a chance to get a look inside.Because, who doesn't like to look at houses?

This week's house:
A four-sided brick beauty located on a quiet cul-de-sac in one of our favorite subdivisions.
(All pictures and information courtesy of Houston Association of Realtors)
The details~
Sq Ft: 3625
Lot Sq Ft: 9010
Bedrooms: 4
Baths: 3 1/2
Private study: Yes
3 Living Areas
Dining Room + Eat-in Kitchen
First Floor Master Suite
Asking price: $219,900

Let's take a looksy!

This is the view from the foyer. Straight ahead is the den with vaulted ceilings and gas fireplace. There are built-ins to the left of the fireplace with a TV nook, as well. To the right of the foyer is the formal living room with bay window, to the left is the formal dining room. Don't you just love those hardwood floors? What an open, airy and bright room!

The kitchen is large with a walk-in pantry, island with cooktop and it's white! (I have a love for white kitchens.) This picture is taken from the breakfast room looking into the kitchen, which opens into the dining room.

The kitchen overlooks the den, which I really like. It's nice to have an open space like this where you can see and hear everybody around you.

View from the upstairs gameroom down into the kitchen/den area. You can see a door off of the breakfast room that leads to the private study.

A look at the private study. It has the same beautiful floors as the den and measures approximately 13x10. I like that it's at the back of the house and away from the kids play area.

This is the large downstairs master suite. The window overlooks the backyard. There is definitely room for large furniture in this space!

A look at the master bath. It has two separate vanities and a large walk-in closet. The separate shower and tub is a great feature! (Obviously the wallpaper will have to go....!)

Here is a look at the upstairs gameroom. A perfect space for the kids to play and to have their own area! I love that they can walk out of their bedrooms and into their play space. And it's so light up here!

Another view of the gameroom.

And finally a look at the large backyard. There are trees that offer shade and a perfect spot to fence in a dog run on the far side of the house. Unfortunately, it offers a rather small, uncovered patio area.

So there you have it, my first official house for House Hunt Sunday. I love the neutral slate to work with and the small amount of wallpaper the needs to be removed. Really the only thing we can find wrong with this property is the lack of patio space. It's a great find!

What do you think? Would you buy this place?


  1. Isn't this your dream house? The one you sent me? :) It's BEAUTIFUL.

  2. My mom's whole family lives in Houston, and I am so impressed by the size of that backyard! I'm so used to visiting homes with super tiny yard, so I know Aidan and the new baby would love growing up with a yard that big.

  3. Tricia- I don't know if "dream house" are the right words... but it's darn near perfect for what we are looking for in our next home! Too bad I just saw this morning that it's under contract. :(
    Jill- you are right about the tiny backyards. After the huge backyard we had in Hudson, these lots are definitely an adjustment!

  4. Looks really nice! Wow, you can get a lot more for your money in your part of town!


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