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Old House – Before Photos

Even before we had a ratified contract or he’d finished emptying out the house, Buddy gave me access to the house. Such a nice guy. Here are my “before” photos from a leisurely Sunday morning. It was helpful to take the time I hadn’t had previously to notice the details of the house’s construction and condition.

From across the street

 

 

 

 

 

From the front yard

 

 

 

 

 

From the front door, looking into the living room

 

 

 

 

 

From the living room, looking towards the dining room

 

 

 

 

 

From the living room, looking towards the side windows

 

 

 

 

 

From the dining room, looking towards the side windows

 

 

 

 

 

From the dining room, looking towards the hallway to the private half of the house

 

 

 

 

 

From the entrance of the kitchen, looking along the left wall

 

 

 

 

 

From the entrance of the kitchen, looking towards the back door

 

 

 

 

 

Looking out the back door to the back stoop

 

 

 

 

 

Looking at the back stoop from the back yard

 

 

 

 

 

Looking at the back of the house from the back yard

 

 

 

 

 

Looking at the barn from the back yard

 

 

 

 

 

From the entrance to the hallway, looking towards the bathroom and front bedroom

 

 

 

 

 

From the entrance to the front bedroom, looking towards the front window

 

 

 

 

 

From the entrance to the front bedroom, looking towards the side window

 

 

 

 

 

Looking at the large closet in the front bedroom

 

 

 

 

 

Looking at the small closet in the front bedroom

 

 

 

 

Looking into the bathroom

 

 

 

 

 

Bathroom detail

 

 

 

 

 

Bathtub detail

 

 

 

 

 

Looking into the linen closet in the bathroom

 

 

 

 

 

From the hallway into the back bedroom

 

 

 

 

 

From the entrance to the back bedroom, looking towards the back corner of the house

 

 

 

 

 

From the back bedroom, looking forward towards the closet and entrance

 

 

 

 

 

From the back bedroom entrance, looking forward and up to the attic opening

 

 

 

 

 

Thermostat in the hallway

 

 

 

 

 

Presumably water damage above the window in the dining room ceiling

 

 

 

 

 

Dining room window detail

 

 

 

 

 

Looking front to back along the East side of the house. Crawl space entrance door is in the foreground.

 

 

 

 

 

Entrance to the space under the front porch

 

 

 

 

 

Drain outside of entrance to crawl space

 

 

 

 

 

From the entrance to the crawl space, looking towards the hot water heater

 

 

 

 

 

From the entrance to the crawl space, looking towards the back of the house on the East side

 

 

 

 

 

Looking up at the rafters under the bathroom

 

 

 

 

 

Looking up at the rafters under the bathroom

 

 

 

 

 

Admiring the moss and ferns thriving in the crawl space

 

 

 

 

 

Existing floor furnace which will be removed

 

 

 

 

 

Looking up towards the crawl space under the kitchen

 

 

 

 

 

Looking towards the crawl space under the living room

 

 

 

 

 

Miscellaneous items along the damp edge of the crawl space under the front bedroom

 

 

 

 

 

Old sleighs and Pepsi bottles

 

 

 

 

 

Looking in at the crawl space under the front porch

 

 

 

 

 

Looking front to back along the West side of the house

 

 

 

 

 

Along the West side of the house: Electric meter above the small electric panel

 

 

 

 

 

Along the West side of the house: Gas meter

 

 

 

 

 

Baseboard and shoe molding in back bedroom

 

 

 

 

 

Baseboard and shoe molding in front bedroom

 

 

 

 

 

Light switch in front bedroom

 

 

 

 

 

Flue cover in front bedroom

 

 

 

 

 

Flue cover in back bedroom

 

 

 

 

 

Flue cover, perhaps in kitchen

 

 

 

 

 

Wall crack in wall between dining room and kitchen

 

 

 

 

 

Gas stove, roughly 40+ years old

 

 

 

 

 

Detail in front bedroom closet, exterior wall

 

 

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