Google+ House Revivals: P is for Parade of Homes

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

P is for Parade of Homes

Many of you know that my husband and I have spent the last several months transitioning to a new part of the country.  We recently sold our home near the Rocky Mountains and have been house hunting near the Pacific Ocean.

This weekend we went out to a little beach town and looked at some properties there.  When we got home, and I downloaded a million new house pictures onto my hard drive, I realized we have looked at A LOT of houses! 

So, I thought I would share a few of the highlights from our personal Parade of Homes, starting with the home that sheltered our family for sixteen years.  Excuse the mess-- we were moving!

And this is my personal favorite house in our new city.  This is "the one that got away"!

And this was the craziest of many bad remodels we saw during the house hunting.

This was a darling house in sweet little neighborhood near the sound.  We discovered it just before going out of town for a last Thanksgiving with our kids in the old house.  When we got back, it was already under contract. 

This house was a foreclosure, and it was damp and squishy inside -- and it had been stripped of all the fixtures!
But, it had a nice view.

This former boat club was my husband's favorite-- not because of it's great beauty...

but because it had these docks...
which have sunk, but that's okay, because they are grandfathered in, and can be repaired.

An all time favorite was this little Tudor, but alas,
 we thought it was a tad overpriced for it's condition and lack of view.  And while we were wringing our hands, it went under contract....

And now we are looking at this beach house.
Which has been gutted.
And used to have a view of this from the main floor.

But, it doesn't anymore because of this shifting sand dune...
... but, it can have a view again, at great expense, if we have the house raised several feet.

So, there they are!  The highlights of our personal parade of homes.  Which would you choose?
This post is being linked to Alphabe-Thursday at Jenny Matlock's place.