August 12, 2013 by stpaulhaus
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Haus #5 The Former Duplex
- 1750 sq feet
- Listed 5k over our budget
- 2 story with an open front porch
- Year Built: 1888, 125 years old.
- 4 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- Decent sized yard
- Gas fireplace insert in the dining room
- No garage and no room to build one
- Awesome 2nd floor with large sun porch
Here is how Haus #5 holds up:
On budget?: Over budget by 5k
2 story single family home: Check!
3 or more bedrooms: Check! 4 bedrooms.
Main level bedroom: Check!
2 bathrooms: Check!
Large yard: Could be bigger.
2 car garage: No garage and there is no way to build one.
Charm and character with natural wood work, molding, hardwood floors, fireplace, etc: Check! Some of the original charm is still there even though it was converted to a duplex at one point then back to a single family home.
Target neighborhood: Check!
Cute and big house but it doesn’t have room for a garage due to the constraints of the lot, sadly. There is an awesome gas fireplace insert which I am sure would get plenty of use. The layout of the main floor is very awkward and would need some reconfiguring, but the upstairs is so awesome. Plenty of room to stretch out there…I smell a man cave.
Is this Former Duplex the one? Give me your thoughts.