The London housing market is slightly cooling off, relatively speaking. In response, Garett and I have stepped up our home search efforts. Some houses are staying on the market a bit longer than at the height of the market. While others...such as the complete wreck of a Victorian we have our eye on...are going like hot cakes. Below are pictures from our second viewing today. We brought our architect and builder along to give us some confidence we could pull off a major remodel if our offer is accepted. Yes, it's a BIG "if". A lender has to be willing to give us a mortgage on something in this state and we need the fortitude to tackle such a big project. There have been 25-30 viewings in less than a week and next week it goes to a sealed bid process where everyone submits their best and final offer.
John, any ideas? We see a lot of potential...
And now for the home tour:
Garett checking out the neighbors - "for sale" sign in the distance
A few vines growing around the windows and missing ironwork
View of the house from across the street
Another view of the street - notice where the cars park (on the sidewalk)!
A structural crack above the front bay window (one of many)...but the builder didn't seem to mind
I love the original crown molding and marble fireplace in the reception room (living room)
A kitchen addition at the back of the house
The "back garden"
Stairs up to the first floor (second floor in the US)
First floor bedroom
Second floor bedroom
Second floor bedroom looking back toward the hallway and stairs
Every bedroom has a fireplace
A tiny bit of water damage in the ceiling above the landing
Another bedroom view
The landing isn't in great shape
Going upstairs from the first floor to the second floor
Details in the front entry
Front entry and staircase
The doorbell - seriously! And it works...
So now that you've seen the tour, do you think we're crazy for making an offer on this place?