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Wow, They have accepted our offer. We are buying a house in the city of Midland! It is a 1950's gem of a house. It has yard space and space inside for us all to roam about without getting under each others skins:) I never thought I would live in a multi-story house but the required bedrooms makes ranches nearly impossible in the city.
Here is how the Realtor explains the house: "Fabulous charming old house near the country club just needs a little updating to make it shine! Features 1 1/2; stories, 5 bedrooms, 3 1/2; baths, formal dining room, 2 wood-burning fireplaces, full partially finished basement, 3-car garage, sprinklers, central air & hot water heat, shed, all on .71 acres !"
They accepted our offer!
Here are the Realtor's photos of our soon to be home. Remember, it was built in the 1950's and needs to be updated and brought into this decade. Most every room is wall papered, I don't have a picture of this but the entry and hall is papered with golden yellow flocked paper:)
Bedroom 2 has orange shag carpet but no wall paper. We believe there to be hardwood floor under the carpet in at least two bedrooms.
Bedroom 3 has bright red carpet and Ship wallpaper on 2 walls and matching striped paper on the other 2 walls with matching curtains.
Bedroom 5 has a small full bath attached, skylights, and built in dresser/closet.
This is the breakfast nook right off the kitchen, I don't recall seeing the light fixture when we toured the house but it might still be there.
This is the formal dining room, the back wall is papered with a tone on tone white paper with hand painting on it. The dark "shadow" is soot from the living room fireplace.
Here is the kitchen, it does not have papered wall but it does have a tiled back splash and carpet on the floor.
The living room has built in shelves and cabinets. Through the decorative cutout section you get a peek of the gold flocked hall way. I so hope there is hardwood under this plush white carpet.
Bedroom 4 has a linoleum floor and no papered walls.
This is Bedroom 1, it has a flowery striped paper on 3 walls and extra large built in closet (with hardwood floor under the carpeting:)
The downstairs bath has a flowery paper above the baby blue tiled walls and blue carpeting. I absolutely love the retro sink.
This is the upstairs bath. It has light yellow tiles and a wild automobile wall paper.
Here is the Realtor's picture of the the front of the house. I think someone pruned the bushes a bit since this photo was taken.
And finally the back of the house with very green grass.
There is also a wonderful finished basement that reminds us of a church basement with its cinder block walls and linoleum flooring. It has a second fireplace and an almost full bath that brings to mind a gas station bathroom (cinder block walls with a small high window). A interesting burlap ceiling in the laundry room that I hope will be explained to me very soon, but the room is large enough to house a scrapping table and shelves. There is also a large pantry closet that I foresee as my scrapbook/crafting closet (right next to the laundry room, very convenient).