Monday, August 18, 2008

Open House Tuesday!

It's Open House Tuesday at Lemons and Roses. The house we're touring today is a darling little cottage in the heart of downtown Franklin. It's a two bedroom, one and a half bath, with 1,475 sq. ft. that's listed at $424,900. That's a pretty big chunk of change, I think, but let's see what you think. And you can find a full virtual tour here.

This is what the listing agent has to say about this home-

"Charming historic cottage in convenient downtown Franklin just steps away from restaurants and shopping. Completely renovated with hardwood floors, slate tile, and granite. Vaulted ceiling in den adds to an open feel. " I think it looks sweet and unassuming from the outside so why don't we step inside for a look. I love the rocking chair front porch.

Here's the den with wood floors and painted wood paneled walls and ceiling. There are much better pictures of this room on the virtual tour. The formal living room with beautiful fireplace. I actually like the moulding painted that color. But what do you think? I'm not loving the rug in there but it doesn't come with the house, right?Galley style kitchen with slate floors. I love that transom above the door. I'm going to guess that the den is an add on because that looks like an exterior door, doesn't it?

The dramatic formal dining room with beautiful fireplace. I think that this could be a double sided fireplace for the living room and the dining room.
Here's the full bath. I think out of all the rooms, I like this one the least. I think it's the rusty bathtub. Yes, it's probably a style thing.

Another view of the living room and gorgeous staircase.And a bedroom with, um, a ceiling fan. I hate it that they don't show it in the regular photos, but on the virtual tour they show an upstairs bedroom that was made by finishing out the attic. It actually has what I think is the brick chimney going through a corner of it. Here's the built in covered porch. And really, what good southern cottage doesn't have one of these?
And the beautiful, and nicely sized backyard.
And that's a wrap. So what do you think? Is it worth $288 per square foot? I think it's absolutely darling and the location is perfect. But I'll just have to keep gawking online, thank you. Are you ready to make an offer?


Hooked on Houses said...

What a fun house tour! It looks about three times bigger inside than you expect after seeing the outside, doesn't it? It does seem awful pricey, but if I had the money, I'd spend it. I think it's adorable! -Julia

Anonymous said...

So CUTE !!!

I came via Julia/ Hooked on Houses.

Fun post,
Kathy :)

Anonymous said...

lol thee she is above me !!!

Amy said...

Julia- That's the same thing I was thinking when I saw it for the first time. And it is pricey but you know the name of the game is location.

Kathy- Thanks for visiting!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Seems like a little house for a lot of money...but 1475 square feet is more than I expected from the facade. It is *totally* my taste, though (architecturally speaking. I'm with you on the carpet, and some of the colors are too bold for me.).

Mary said...

Love it and if I had a beauty like that in the heart of Franklin I'd shoot for at least that price. I think it's a gem. However...I'm not ready to make an offer...just yet.

Amy said...

Yeah Mary, I could see Travis and I retiring in a place like that. You know when we don't have little kids at home and we only need 2 bedrooms :)

Tisra said...

Looks great!

When we had all 12 family members in the house this week for countless meals, I wondered if we will be able to own a small place in old age. I also wondered if we'll ever get to the point where furniture and belongings don't get selected based on how well they wear under kid use. I mean, by the time our youngest is ready to leave the house... there is the possibility that Grant could be having his first child. 4 kids, each having their own grandbabies....I think our house may always be full and well worn!

Christy said...

Oh - it's adorable! And for the price, I could totally slap some slate into my cottage and move it there. Honestly.
The rusty tub must be a style thing....and it's just my style :) Oh, wait. I already have a rusty tub...

Ms. Tee said...

Oh, love this little cottage. So cute. I love the little transom window above the kitchen door, too. It is high, but everything in Franklin is, isn't it. :)

Fifi Flowers said...

Cute little houses!