Sunday, September 15, 2013

9/13/13 - Troup, TX

I cleaned the Casita and did a few errands. 
Then Jim and I went with a realtor to see a house between Troup and Arp that is for sale.  It is on 10 acres and has a pond.  There were 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, and 2 half baths.  The master had 1 shower, 1 jetted tub, 2 toilets, 2 sink areas and 2 walk in closets. The kitchen had double ovens, granite counter tops, a butler’s pantry, and a dining area.  It had a library, an office area and a really great room for arts & crafts and sewing.

It had a huge garage barn with 3 bays and a work area that Jim could use for brewing beer and making bullets.  The Casita could have easily fit into the barn along with the truck and cars with lots of rooms to spare.  The barn had a living area on one side with a kitchenette and bathroom.
Jim and I didn’t like the flooring.  It was unsealed limestone like you would use to side the outside of a house.  The 2 fireplaces were made of the same stone.  The house itself was made of logs, which reequire a lot of maintenance.  I didn’t like the gold accents in the bathrooms and the bar area. It looked really dated.  It would need a little renovation.  I really, really liked the floor plan though.  The back porch was screened in.  There was a small fruit orchard and a place where the owners had a garden. There were trees up the drive.  It had a circle driveway with roses inside the circle. We would have to buy a small tractor to keep the place mowed. 

If we were younger………maybe?  We will continue to look.

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