They say that you should keep your curiosity in check, after all it did kill the cat. Well, in our house hunting endeavors I avoided looking at several communities knowing that the houses would be amazing and the prices way out of our budget.
Let me give you a little backstory. We are trying to buy a house at the half amount of what we will be qualified for. We want to make sure that we stay about $100k to a $150k under what we qualify for. This is so that if we have to move within the next 5 years, and can’t sell the house we can still make payments on it and keep it as an investment.
Now… back to my dilemma… against my better judgment I clicked on one of the communities that I’d been avoiding for about a month now. I clicked… and it was LOVE at first sight.
The builder is the one that built the house we live in right now. They do a fantastic job, and we would love to own one of their homes. In fact, we are considering a smaller model that is within our price goal. However, let’s take a closer look at this, almost 4000 sq. ft., beauty.
Note the the HUGE walk in Pantry on the way to the kitchen. HOW amazing that?! Now if that doesn’t have you sold, look at the Butler’s Pantry connected to the dining room and the other HUGE walk in pantry. I’m so in love with them you’d think I store enough food to feed a small army. And you know what… if I had these pantries I would store enough food to feed TWO small armies.
Alright, enough drooling over the pantries. Let’s move on to the kitchen and that little thing called a morning room. Now, I don’t know about you, but I’d like to have my morning rooms, afternoon rooms and of course evening rooms. SO the fact that this house has a morning room and not a NOOK is awesome. Moving on… there is an outdoor room… which is phenomenal AND comes with a built in outdoor kitchen. That right!!!! OUTDOOR kitchen. Can you tell I’m a little obsessed with kitchens?! I mean, c’mon, who wouldn’t want two HUGE kitchens. I’m also loving the two sided fireplace and the mid-level library!
Now, if the kitchens didn’t have you sold, lets take a step into this large courtyard. WHAT IS THIS?! Built in fireplace and all, with the privacy provided by the garages, this is a dream come true. Hubs and I are in love.
As an added bonus… how perfect is this Master Suite?! HUGE bedroom with a private balcony. TWO…did ya get that?! TWO huge walk-in-closets. AND a five piece master bath.
The sad part is… that we could afford this house, but really, really, really shouldn’t. Really. TWO kitchens!!!!! TWO closets… BOOO.
Lesson to take away… stay away from things you know you don’t want to look at, because then you start trying to find excuses as to why you need 4000 sq. feet, two kitchens, and 5 bedrooms.
I think tomorrow… I might show you the other one… a little smaller but totally drool worthy!