This blog was started in 2008 when we did IVF for the first time to build our family after 5 1/2 years of infertility. We now have 9 and 3 year old boys (thanks to modern medicine) and we are enjoying our blessed life as parents ♥ In the summer of 2016 we took another huge step and moved across the country from Oklahoma to New York! This blog is about life and everything in between

Friday, May 5, 2017

The Gasport House

This is the house we went to see the other day in the city of Gasport, NY. It was about a 45min drive and this was one we had very high hopes for. From the listing pictures, it appeared to be in very nice shape and didn't need much. That was a big plus since the asking price and the yearly taxes ($4,400) are both above what our limits are.

As you can see, there are two double front doors.....We actually entered from a side door but they are only using the front door on the right.

5bd 2bath
0.78 acres

The setting was very nice. One side was a large apple orchard (a separate property) and behind it was farmland. However the road it is off of was pretty busy, and the actual land is smaller than I want.

This kitchen was its downfall. The countertop you see above is the ONLY counter space in the entire kitchen. And that "window" over the sink? It looks into a bedroom.....

The front door in use opens to this small foyer with a beautiful staircase. However the second front door opens to a closet. Very odd.

The house is very large and has many interconnected rooms. The front upper rooms have 12ft ceilings, but the back rooms have 8ft ceilings and can also be accessed by a second staircase in the rear of the house.

The front porch was very weathered and didn't seem to be used much. As we walked around the outside we saw many structural issues and obvious add-ons that were not pictured in the listing....

In summary, we were underwhelmed by the house. Like I said before, the kitchen was its major downside simply because it would have to be gutted and the layout completely changed. With the high price they are already asking that would be a major expense. Then you factor in the high taxes every year and that makes for a much higher payment than we are wanting. Maybe if it was an awesome true Victorian then we would consider it, but we just didn't feel that this was it. We are not taking it off the table, but the price would have to come way down to be a serious contender.

The search continues......

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