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vaharleymom 07-21-2012 11:20 AM

Is there any hope for this house?
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My husband and I are thinking of buying this home because it is a steal but I can't get over the exterior, it is drab to me and I can't figure out how to fix that. It is all brick and is over 5,000sq ft.

bhry 07-21-2012 12:28 PM

That is an odd looking house. And a very narrow looking driveway. I'm guessing there is a larger garage on the other side of the house. Painting the house a different color and adding some exterior window trim would change the appearance quite a bit. But most of all, I think it needs some landscaping. Plant bushes along the front of the house. Also consider ripping out the concrete driveway in the front and replacing it with a brick driveway (or a stamped and dyed concrete driveway that looks like brick). Then paint the front door a different color and pick up the basketball hoop that fell over.

ddawg16 07-21-2012 09:23 PM

That would be easy to spruce up....bhry touched on all the main things to do....paint will go a long way to changing the look.

Landscaping will also do wonders....maybe some features in the front yard along with a couple of large trees....

cleveman 07-21-2012 09:55 PM

I would hang a big tractor tire swing from the soffit near the front door.

bbo 07-21-2012 10:04 PM

is/was that a shriner's house?

I probably would not paint the house, but landscape and window accents( shutters?) first.

vaharleymom 07-22-2012 07:54 AM

Thank you everyone for your quick responses- however, the house now has two offers on it and we are the third. I do not foresee us winning the bidding war. The house was selling for 300K but the bidding has it well over 400 now and we aren't willing to pay that much for it.

Thank you for you help though. We have a few more homes we are looking at so more questions may arise in the future and am glad I found this site to help answer those questions.

Fix'n it 07-22-2012 08:24 AM

i HATE white houses. they are so bland looking.

tony.g 07-22-2012 05:41 PM


Originally Posted by vaharleymom (Post 971515)
The house was selling for 300K but the bidding has it well over 400 now

:eek: That's incredible! A house that size in the UK would cost 1m or more, depending on area. (approx. $1.6m!).

kwikfishron 07-22-2012 06:57 PM

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There is a lot of detail there. you need to get creative with paint colors.

I'm seeing 3-4 colors.

EDIT: Never mind since I see this won't be your house, regardless I'm still seeing 3-4 colors though.

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