Friday, September 7, 2012

My weekend house!

No, I didn't buy a weekend house. Yet. But yesterday I emailed H. to let him know that I have found our weekend house. Just a little shack in the Catskills.

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This little 5 bedroom number is going for just $144k. I'd say that's a good deal for my weekend home, right? It needs some work, sure. But, look at those wide-plank floors.

I like the cut of your jib, floors.

I also like the description. One thing in particular stood out:

Pristine Antique Victorian! Very spacious with 3 finished floors of various rooms. Seasonal mountain views and just across the road from the Esopus. Many original features with charm. Large wrap front porch and covered side porch outside the kitchen. Blue stone walk and patio. Old carriage house with two seat out house intact. Carriage house used as garage.
Did you catch it? "Old carriage house with two seat out house intact." Two seater outhouse! Just like grandma used to have! 

Well, I was sold. But my mom is a kill-joy. She thinks it will be expensive to heat in winter, or too expensive to heat for a weekend home. Humpf. 

Maybe something a bit smaller? Maybe this one?


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This is a little smaller - just 4 bedrooms. And just $85k. Deal! Done and done. And this porch?



THAT is a porch. That's a sittin' porch. 

Now I'm just working on convincing H. that this is (yet another) of my brilliant ideas. For some reason battling Friday night traffic upstate with a scared cat each weekend hasn't won him. YET. He also believes that I could make myself crazy furnishing my weekend house. He might be right on that one. But I think he just needs to think about that porch for a little while.

3 comments:

  1. Simultaneous outhouse usage while holding hands should pretty much seal the deal for him.

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