The Nash house in Cameron came to us through our friend Susan. We originally called it “Aunty’s house,” because we didn’t want to make it too obvious which house it was. It’s a charming cottage (the late owner was a teacher at the school that’s right down the street, and the house was built for her) in a great neighborhood. It’s just two bedrooms and one bathroom, but it was very well loved.
The tiled kitchen and bath in this house would do well to keep some of the original charm. And I’d hate to tear down the kitchen wall, because there is a custom bookshelf unit on the other side of that wall. It was built with love and has so many memories from the earlier residents.
I don’t think I have the heart to remove the wall these built-ins are on.
The interior floors are some fascinating kind of tile, maybe cork. It’s quiet and comfy.
The foundation has shifted over the past 60 years or so, and we’ll need to patch up some walls, for sure. But mostly it’s in good shape on the inside.
There is the usual deferred maintenance to be done. Lots of volunteer trees around the house, some very sad soffits, and a roof that needs to be worked on. The good news is that is is not currently leaking (yay!).
The planter and wrought iron are lovely vintage touches, but you an see issues with the trim and the junk trees that have grown up in just a short time of no maintenance.
Its good parts of the outside include cute planter boxes that I hope we can keep and turn into features, and a very large yard with beautiful trees and plants. Someone who likes to garden would love this place. It’s on a quiet street, and even the dogs next door don’t bark. Wow.
There’s a nice attached garage, that used to hold a very cool old car (that went to the seller, who loves it).
We’re really excited at the opportunity to work on this house and bring it up to the neighborhood standards. Whether it becomes a rental or we sell it, we think we’ll be proud of it, and so will the former owners.
We will add more stories about this house now that we officially own it!
Some Update Posts from the blog
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