August 21, 2013 by stpaulhaus
To review the other houses take a peek at links below:
St. Paul Haus Hunters, Haus #1 Four Square on the Freeway, Haus #2 Renovated with a Workshop, Haus #3 The Tile Tavern , Haus #4 The Duplex, Haus #5 The Former Duplex, Haus #6 Blue Haus with a Bad Garage.
Haus #7 Cute but Small
- 1300 sq feet
- Listed right at our budget
- 2 story with an enclosed front porch
- Year Built: 1911, 102 years old.
- 2 bedrooms + an office
- 1.5 bathrooms (full upstairs, half on the main floor)
- Large yard
- 1 car garage
- Very cute with the original woodwork, hardwood floors throughout, and lead glass windows
- New, good quality wood windows
- Updated kitchen with good quality base cabinets, but an awkward layout
- Close to Adrian’s work
- Basement has water infaltration problems and mold
- Partially finished balcony upstairs, but it is off the bathroom (weird)
Here is how Haus #7 adds up:
On budget?: Check! Right on budget
2 story single family home: Check!
3 or more bedrooms: Fail. Only 2 bedrooms, but there is a separate office space.
Main level bedroom: No bedroom on the main floor.
2 bathrooms: Check!
Large yard: Check! Large yard.
2 car garage: Only a 1 car and non-functional.
Charm and character with natural wood work, molding, hardwood floors, fireplace, etc: Check! All the original woodwork is still there including the dining room built-in buffet. The hardwood floors are in pretty good shape, and there are some leaded glass windows.
Target neighborhood: Check! Close to Adrian’s work but it is not in the greatest portion of the neighborhood. It busy with lot of traffic both car and foot.
It a very cute and cozy house that appears to be fairly well maintained. Sadly, the garage is unusable and in terrible condition. It really needs to be torn down. The yard is rather large and there would be plenty of room for a new 2 car garage in its place. The new wood windows are really nice and tastefully done. You can barely tell they are new unless you look closely. The balcony is cool, but and it is also off the bathroom so I don’t really understand it…wish it was off a bedroom. The bedrooms are small and there are only 2. The office is also very small. I could only stand to be in the basement for about 2 min because of the moldy smell (I am very sensitive to smells). The kitchen was updated with some nice quality base cabinets, but the cooking triangle is nonexistent. Whoever lived here did put some love into it–except for the windows being painted shut in the front porch (OMG WTFFFFF???).
What is your opinion? Are you looking at the new STP Haus?