The second “would be” house

I tried writing this article 2 months ago but the photos did not cooperate. As in, they literally would not let me use them off flickr. I took that as a sign. This house did not want attention … this last disappoint did not want light from the darkness inside of me.

So ok. I let it go.

Now we drive past this house every week, a couple times a week and I see it sit there alone. Sign still in the yard, papers posted to the front door. I see the arbor in the back and the garage that was going to be my haven. Beyond the things I was attached to I see a hollow place that wasn’t meant to hold my family. I see how it wouldn’t have been the place we landed longer than any of our other houses. It wasn’t a forever house … not that any of them are for us.

But I see it now – how even though we thought we wanted it so badly (and we did) how a year later we would have been restless for change again.

Now bigger things on our radar … so no looking back. For too long. Here’s the second house we almost bought: wah wah wah.

The 2nd "would have been" house

You’ll have to look past the “clothes” this house is wearing. All finishings were going to be replaced. Carpet – gone. Wall color? Painted. Floors? Re-done. It has “character” and charm and the room sizes were workable. It also had major plumbing issues and electrical problems because of the plumbing. Yay!

The 2nd "would have been" houseThe 2nd "would have been" house
Oh the kitchen. I would have loved this kitchen … and gutted it like a butcher on a deadline for delivering a cow as steaks.
The 2nd "would have been" house
The 2nd "would have been" house
This blue/aqua bathroom was right off the kitchen and other than ripping out carpet and painting I had big plans for this little space. Sigh.
The 2nd "would have been" house
The 2nd "would have been" house

And upstairs:
The 2nd "would have been" house

Upstairs had the Full bath and 3 bedrooms – one of which we were going to turn into a playroom.

The 2nd "would have been" house
The “bedrooms” were very small – but we had big ideas.
The 2nd "would have been" house
The 2nd "would have been" house
Playroom:
The 2nd "would have been" house
It had all these built ins and lovely nooks and crannies.
The 2nd "would have been" house
The full bath?
The 2nd "would have been" house
Had possibilities. Look beyond the pink tile. Which was similar to our last (owned) house – and it’s BLUE bathroom. Oh Fifties, you were so confused.

This was my “Hello” …

Dreamy

And it had me.

Falling madly inlove

And now it doesn’t.

Here is the listing on Zillow if you’re interested. They lowered the price right after our deal fell apart … apparently the plumbing/electrical is fixed … and I hope that whoever finds it makes it the home they’ve always wanted.

Who knows where we’ll land next or when we’ll buy another house. We’re not looking but I’m excited for the day I get to …

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