Wild & Wonderful West Virginia

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Pennsylvania was a Bust!

We spent yesterday looking at homes in three counties in Pennsylvania. Nothing we saw even came close to the Ivy House....except for price, of course! We were shocked at the condition and locations of homes in our price range. There were one or two that I thought we could be comfortable in, but they were so close to the price of the Ivy House that Don just couldnt see passing up the investment opportunity of having a house on the River in our price range. We are going back to West Virginia this morning to make an offer, and hopefully to take some more pictures.

Formal Living Room:


Kitchen Pictures: Awesome cherry cabinets, beautiful hardwood floors, corian seamless countertops, 6 burner gas stove, double ovens, track lighting, and the walls are papered with a butter yellow and light blue faux look and a small mural of a french winery. Mom, the curtains are not staying, but I am going to ask for the barstools.

Here is a newer 12 foot window on the landing going to the upstairs bedrooms. It is absoutely beautiful. I forgot to mention....all the walls and floors in this house are made from concrete! I had the realtor remove a picture from the wall just so I could see how to hang things up!

Hopefully it will be less hazy today and we can get some better pictures of the view. Today is "Air Quality Action Day"....they are advising people to stay inside in the air conditioning because the temperature might reach 90 degrees and it will be humid and hard to breathe!! Don and I laughed so hard. These people would DIE in 100% humidity and 100 degree weather we have in Georgia and Alabama. I asked yesterday how long this Pennsylvania "heatwave" would last...I was told less than two weeks each summer! Don is going to love this place! I think I will ask for electric blankets and sweatsuits for Christmas! OH YEAH...hey Mom - Don said to tell you he doesnt have a budget for you, but thinks Granny Miller's antique couch, chairs, lamps and tables in your living room would look great in this new house! You know....I think he is right! Have a great day!


Sandy McTier said...

That house is just a screaming BUY ME, BUY ME, BUY ME! Hope they accept the offer! Can't wait to come and visit it ~ take a close up of the small mural on the wall - would love to do a class with that one!
Did you find the perfect place for the seatee?

Anonymous said...

I owe, I owe, it's off to work I go.......Don

~Doriann said...

I'm glad you guys found a place you love! Good luck with the offer today.

Kim said...

Yea! I'm so glad you decided on the house and I hope you guys can negotiate a great deal. I'm with Sandy, I'm ready to come visit! Can't wait to hear more. Hugs ~ Kim