You might recall that we bought, renovated and sold our 9th flip during the insane summer of 2014 – I kind of thought that this house would never get blogged about. Once the 10th flip got going there never seemed to be a great time to fill you in on this little gem.
But that all ends today! Without further ado, here’s the “before” tour of our 9th flip!
Without a doubt, this house started out with the cutest driveup appeal of any house we’ve done. I love those Tudor influences.
The house is over 2,500 square feet with 4 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, and a great layout. You enter the home through this large entryway, with a staircase leading upstairs on one side, the living room straight ahead, and the dining room on the other side.
Here’s the view from the dining room into the entryway.
Looking towards the front of the house…
…and into the kitchen from the dining room.
Look at this kitchen! It’s huge, and already has a great layout. And, although dated, it still looks pretty darn good.
There’s a giant breakfast area just behind the breakfast bar (there’s lots of breakfast going on here).
Just off the breakfast area is a little vestibule (so fancy) with a closet for brooms, etc. and then a little powder room.
I normally dislike having a bathroom close to a kitchen, but somehow the vestibule gives the bathroom some separation while still letting the bathroom be convenient to the rest of the house. Or maybe I’m overthinking this. ;)
Through the vestibule is the laundry room, and then the two-car attached garage.
Let’s head back to the breakfast room and check out the rest of the house. You can access the sunken living room through either the entryway or the breakfast room (shown below):
Unfortunately I didn’t get pictures until after demolition started, hence the half-rolled up carpet. This room is pretty dark, but I attribute that mainly to the wood paneling and the covered windows.
I really like the wall of bookshelves. And I typically don’t go for sunken rooms, but somehow this works for me – maybe because it’s just a single step down to a single room? Deep thoughts.
Here’s the view back to the breakfast room.
The backyard is accessed through that open door in the photo above. The yard is pretty large for this neighborhood, and has a great shade tree.
Back inside. I somehow missed getting a picture of it, but there’s a little vestibule (this word is growing on me) just off the living room (opposite the breakfast room) that leads to the master bedroom and a guest bedroom. I like that the bedrooms aren’t accessed directly off the living room – again, vestibules are fabulous for giving a “feeling” of privacy!
Where was I?
Oh yes. The master bedroom.
It’s a big space that overlooks the backyard, and has a large, attached bathroom.
Hey hey, there’s the bathroom through those double doors.
See what I mean? The vanity alone is huge!
There’s a second closet at one end of the bathroom…
…and at the other end there’s a door that leads to the toilet…
…and a 70s version of the current “tub in the shower” trend.
If you head back to the vestibule (admit it, it’s growing on you, too), there’s a big guest suite with the biggest closet I’ve ever seen. This house has INSANE storage.
Here’s the little guest bath.
Back to the entryway.
Are you dying to head up these green stairs?
Ask and you shall receive.
It’s a hallway. ;)
There’s a big bedroom at one end of the hallway…
…with a psychedelic jack ‘n jill bathroom…
…and a matching bedroom on the other side.
Head back downstairs and our tour is complete!
What do you guys think? Did you think I was going to leave you in the dark about the 9th flip for all of eternity?