Here are the photos of the home in Bountiful we are under contract to buy. It is a west-facing rambler off 400 North, about halfway up the hill. The current owners have been there for nearly 50 years (just about since it was built). They have pretty much fully updated the home, which is 3200 square feet (1600 on each level). It has five bedrooms and three bathrooms (3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms upstairs, 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom downstairs), a two-car garage, and the lot is .27 acres (I think?).
The listing says there are hardwood floors under all the carpet on the main level. They are exposed in the entryway, and we plan to take up the carpet and refinish the floors throughout. (Possibly leaving carpet in the upstairs bedrooms besides the master.) The living/dining area has pristine WHITE carpet, with French doors to the backyard. I don't want to imagine what that carpet would look like in a year or two if we kept it in place.
The walls on the main level are almost all wallpapered, in fairly subtle tone-on-tone patterns. Still, I'd rather take it down -- which sounds like a mess of a project.
The house is great and we felt good about the offer, but I am definitely in a buyer's remorse phase where I am feeling really unsure about the purchase and whether it is right for us. Plus, it is contingent on the sale of our home, which still doesn't close until the end of next week. It's not a done deal, though we anticipate everything will proceed smoothly. Many people have asked to see pictures, though, so here they are.
|Front exterior. Double doors lead into an entry way with stairs down or hall leading to living/dining. To the right is the entrance to the kitchen and dinette area|
|Looking from the kitchen into the dinette area and toward the entry area|
|Kitchen, door to garage|
|Looking from the entry to the dining area and french doors to the backyard|
|Living room with fireplace|
|Looking from fireplace at the dining area and down the hall. Entry and stairs at left.|
|Back bedroom, currently used as den/TV room|
|Smaller bedroom, currently used as office, with converted closet|
|Standing in double-door entry to master bedroom. Bed area is to the right, vanity and closet area open to the left|
|Basement family room, with large bonus room to the right|
|Basement family room game table area|
|Basement bonus room|
The basement bedrooms, bathroom, laundry room, and cold storage room are not pictured.
|Backyard stamped concrete patio. Covered patio off garage, uncovered patio off living/dining. This photo is taken from the upper lawn of the terraced backyard|
|Bushes! Lots of them!|
|West view of Antelope Island/Great Salt Lake from front porch|
|Parking pad with shed|
|Front porch. To the left of the front door you can see two oval windows. They are pretty decorative glass windows in the master bathroom/dressing room.|
So, whaddya think? Anyone have any stories about homebuyer's remorse - whether/when/how it passes, or whether it's better to back out? The house truly is a lovely home, and has a good feeling to it. I'm confused! :-)