Friday, October 10, 2008

The Landing

The potential flip house - continued.

My friend suggested the name of this place be called The Landing. I agree! So The Landing it is. whether we buy it or not.

This is the carport. Not much to look at, but it is an extension to the house, so it is important. My idea is to leave the front open, but to enclose the back. There is quite a large storage closet on the right hand side.

The door on the left goes into the family room (4th bedroom.)

This is a detail of the front of the house. I wrote on the picture about the wall. Most of the exterior is block but for some reason this one wall isn't. That means that moving the wall out wouldn't be that difficult. It would add about 3 feet to the kitchen width - a bonus for sure.

This is a closer look at the front door area. My idea is that we move the entry area out so that it isn't hidden in a corner. When the roof gets reworked, the entry will be addressed. If the wall to the kitchen gets moved, this would also affect the front entry. We'll just have to start drawing this on paper and get a design we like.

Ahhhh, the kitchen. Looks pretty bad. This is one of the UGLY parts to this place. The roof on the house is flat and hasn't been maintained. When Tropical Storm Fay came around earlier this summer, she punctured quite a hole in the roof of the house. This is her mess. tisk tisk.

This little mess though has turned off a lot of buyers. Most people don't want to have to replace an entire roof..which is what needs to be done. This flat roofed house needs to have a pitched roof. We get too much rain here in Florida to have a flat roof.

Enough about the roof disaster - look at this kitchen! Eeek!

I'm assuming that the cabinets used to be brown and then someone painted them. Then someone decided that wallpapering them would be an even better improvement!

I don't think so.

AND that huge white box like thing in the rear part of the kitchen. I had no idea what it was. I was shocked when I opened the lid to find a Washer and Dryer! That lid weighed 25 pounds at least. I honestly don't know how a short person like myself could lift the lid and have it rest against the wall and then get it back down again without breaking off my fingers! I didn't realize until I was looking at the photo I took that the doors on the front of the cabinet were for the funny.

For a house of this age (built in '46) it has an astonishing number of closets. There are so many closets that I would move the W/D to the bedroom side of the house and out of the kitchen. Tom and I talked about moving the W/D to the family room area, but that would require the laundry to be hauled through the living room, front entry, kitchen and then finally into the family room.

I'll post the pictures of the original bathrooms tomorrow! Ooooh, I can't wait.

Have a great day!

Edited - 30 June 2010 - this house has been bulldozed. I haven't seen what it going in its place.


"J" said...

I'm sooooooooooooooooooo EXCITED!!!!! =)

I know yall already have some WONDERFUL ideas working!!!!

What was those people thinking about the washer in that box?!?! That is FREAKING NUTS!!!!

I also wanted to let you know I left you some BLING BLING!!!


Shannon said...

Wow! What a kitchen.

I can't wait to see it finished!!