It’s been a pretty relaxing day. Woke up a little early. Drank some coffee. Thought about some of my favorite houses that I have sold.
There are a lot more than these, but I wanted to share with you a bit about what I saw in these homes.
1. The Cottage on the Lake House
One of the things that made this place so cool was how much it offered for such a little price. The seller used it mostly as a weekend get away. While the whole place was special, this room with a wall of windows overlooking Herrington Lake was amazing.
2. The Preserved Craftsman Cottage
The sellers used me when they bought this place. It was a time capsule. I think it was built in the 20s and updated a bit in the 50s. The previous owner had lived there forever. Everything was pink. My sellers updated it with an eye on preserving it’s original character.
3. The Transformation in the Sticks House
This place was so deep in Jessamine County that it was closer to Madison County than it was to Nicholasville. It was literally a very plain shack when my buyer with a ton of vision and the energy for the transformation bought it. Everything she did was totally amazing, but I had to pick one picture and I picked this one because of the window. The ceilings were low in this house. The windows were low too. She came up with the idea to put all that trim around the windows and get this, to make the windows look taller, she put mirrors above them. Take a closer look and you will see a reflection of what is inside. Pretty clever!
4. The Party House
Some friends of mine built this house and then added the pool. I just sold it for them. What I loved about this house was all the space for entertaining, which sounds strange of me to say because I never entertain….but if I did, the pool, the flat lawn, the patio, deck, and finished basement with a kitchenette would be what I would want.
5. The Cozy Corner House
I am a sucker for natural light. This place was vacant when my clients bought it. I liked this corner because it had windows on two sides. It looked even better when they got this wicker sectional. It was so cool that the people who bought it when I sold it wrote on their offer that the sectional stayed with the house.
6. The “Everything I wanted except a 10 car garage” house
This is a house that made me wish I was 10 years younger. Well, I wish that all the time, but what I mean is that I am too close to being an empty nester to want a perfect 5000 square foot house on an amazing lot, in my favorite neighborhood, that has been totally renovated. If it were 2008, I would have bought it.
7. The Love at First Sight Garage House
These buyers had a 3 car garage in their old house that I sold. They didn’t want to go backwards. It is hard to find a 3 car garage in Lexington, but somehow we managed to find a 4 car garage. The seller of this home was some famous football player. He added the extra garage seemlessly into the house…..that’s how I will always remember him.
8. The In the Country but not in the Country House
Talk about location. Here are 10 acres and all the wonderfulness that comes with being in the country, but Domino’s in Hamburg will deliver your pizza. Plus it has a pool and a bonus garage with an apartment.
9. The “My Three Kitchens” House
This place not only had a really nice kitchen upstairs, it had a really nice kitchen in the 3000 square foot basement, plus this poolside kitchen. I am not really sure why this impressed me because I never cook anything, but it did.
10. The “Made my wife cry tears of joy” House
While it doesn’t look this good now, it did when I bought this place. My wife had always wanted a covered patio and an outdoor fireplace. When we came to see this house, she cried because she liked it so much. It was like a dream come true. I try to remind myself of that when I think about all the work I need to do to the inside….which I have been deferring for over 6 years now.