Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Rustic Chalet

So the house that we'd put the offer in for back in early July has fallen through - for now.  The current owners have been going back and forth trying to get full rights to sell the house in order to avoid having to be in the same room together, so that whole deal is in limbo right now.

We've continued looking and are going to see one tonight.

Listing photo
It's a chalet-style house and has a lot, I mean A LOT of interior wood.  It's a little overwhelming.

Listing photo

And the kitchen is tiny, as you can see in the photo above.  According to the Sibcy Cline listing, it's only 9' x 9'.  I'm going to take field measurements when we go look at it tonight to be sure.

I've been exploring options for this house today, mainly for what to do with all that wood.  I like the wood as a textural element, but think the walls need to be painted white. 

Layla from The Lettered Cottage has a great post with a reader question who has a guest bedroom that looks just like this house.

Image from The Lettered Cottage

The reader's husband doesn't want to lose the look of the original wood, so she suggested a few options.  Read the full article here.

This was my favorite solution, and the option I would do with the house.

Image from The Lettered Cottage

I like this image the best because it keeps the wood on the floor and ceilings, and you would still get the texture of the individual boards and the woodgrain even with painting the walls white.  Plus, the house gets a lot of natural light, and the addition of our existing white furniture and light-colored accessories would help to brighten things up.

Listing Photo

The above image shows just how much beautiful natural lighting the living room and kitchen area get.  I also love the open floorplan and the open staircase. 

Another great feature of this house is the lot.

Listing Photo

It sits on 1.27 acres off of a country road, just outside the city limit of Lebanon, Ohio.  The acreage is mostly flat, with the exception of the walk-out basement you see here.  It has a line of mature trees that border the lot to the east, to block traffic from the nearby highway.  I'd say 1.27 acres is plenty of room for a few chickens!

I really hope that this one is as good in person as it is on the website.  Who knows, by the end of the night, we might have put in an offer on it!

Wish us luck!

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