Haus Hunters: Haus #3 The Tile Tavern


August 9, 2013 by stpaulhaus

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For a background on what this business is all about check out the other posts in this series:

St. Paul Haus Hunters

Haus #1  Four Square on the Freeway

Haus #2  Renovated with a Workshop

Haus #3: The Tile Tavern

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  • 1500 sq feet
  • Listed right at our budget
  • 2 story with amazing and huge open front porch
  • Year Built: 1911, 102 years old.
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 1.5 bathrooms
  • Hardwood floors, built-in, some original molding and trim, but the previous owner did this house a serious injustice with tile in the dining room.
  • On a busier street, but very close to Adrian’s work (he could easily walk daily)
  • Has some decent landscaping that I could work with
  • Exterior of the house is in pretty good shape, just needs some major cleaning
  • Big yard
  • The roof needs some work
  • The basement was wet behind the walls in the finished area

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Here is how Haus #3 measures up:

On budget?: Check! Right on budget.

2 story single family home: Check!

3 or more bedrooms: Check! 3 bedrooms but 2 of them are rather small. 

Main level bedroom: No main floor bedroom

2 bathrooms: Check! 1.5 bathrooms.

Large yard: Check!  Pretty big and lovely yard with a granite patio area.

2 car garage: No garage, but there is plenty of off street parking and room to build one

Charm and character with natural wood work, molding, hardwood floors, fireplace, etc: Check! The majority of the original woodwork remains and it has hardwood floors, however, the previous owners went a little overboard with tile in the dining room that doesn’t go with the style of the home. 

Target neighborhood: Check!  Very close to Adrian’s work, but it is on a busier street.

Good house but unfortunately it does need a garage $$$, and I truly do not understand what they were thinking with all the tile in the dining room–it really takes away from the character of the house and it will be hard to replace with hardwood flooring that actually matches the old maple in rest of the home. The yard is awesome and so is the front porch–probably my most favorite feature of the house.

So how do you think the Haus #3 The Tile Tavern fairs?  Should she be the next STP Haus?


8 thoughts on “Haus Hunters: Haus #3 The Tile Tavern

  1. Reuben says:

    Getting closer. The tile floors are unfortunate, but fixable. A good floor guy can do wonders matching old wood.

  2. […] Paul Haus Hunters, Haus #1  Four Square on the Freeway, Haus #2  Renovated with a Workshop, Haus #3 The Tile Tavern , Haus #4 The Duplex, Haus #5 The Former […]

  3. […] Paul Haus Hunters, Haus #1  Four Square on the Freeway, Haus #2  Renovated with a Workshop, Haus #3 The Tile Tavern , Haus #4 The Duplex, Haus #5 The Former Duplex, Haus #6 Blue Haus with a Bad […]

  4. […] of Haus Hunters next week.  You can read about all the houses we are considering here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.  Now that we are out of our house we are really anxious to move on to […]

  5. […] Haus #3 The Tile Tavern  had all the charm and character we are looking for except for the strange tile clad dining room. Stained glass windows, built-ins, hardwood floors on both levels. The back yard and the front porch were amazing with lots of potential.   The location was good being the closest house to Adrian’s work, but it was on a busy street. The bedrooms were on the small side and there was no garage.  The roof needs work and the finished portion of the basement needs to be gutted due to moisture problems.  Right on budget. […]

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