Friday, September 9, 2011

Charming Brick Cottage

The listing says "You should run to see this one."
Guess they weren't kidding.
This Charming Brick Cottage is under contract after only 6 weeks (that's darn good).

I've walked by this house several times and always paused to admire it.

 It has a BIG addition on the back that is not exactly the best I've ever seen, but adding an addition this way is much easier on the budget than "bumping up" or "popping the top."
 I do appreciate that they copied some of the original features. Notice how the old overhangs were enclosed with slats. This acted as a venting system for the attic--I don't know if it still does, but the look is totally vintage. They copied that on the new addition.

Another detail that was replicated is the windows. Notice one large pane at the bottom and 4 vertical panes on top. Good work there.  Peek at the side door--very craftsman.

Here's the part I could never see from the street no matter how hard I tried to peek in the windows.

 Is this cute or what??

They get an A+ on paint color selection.

It looks like they kept the old built in and probably the chandy is old.

Pop, Pop, Pop!

This family room is in the addition. It's a great space.

The kitchen might be one place they could have worked on a bit more, but this house was priced accordingly and it sold, so there you go. I think a counter depth fridge would do wonders for the space. And I could skip the pot rack.

There are two bedrooms and this bath on the main level.
Outstanding paint selection continues.

The master bedroom is upstairs in the addition. Love those hardwood floors--shoot, it's all nice.

Two words for this room: chandelier-- art .

Now more good stuff...

crunchy pea gravel patio--sounds so good.

                                                                                                                     photo source

Hope you enjoyed the tour. Stop back by and see what else I happen upon.


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