Monday, April 26, 2010

'House Hunting on a Mission Budget' ~ Part Five

We almost skipped going to see this house because it was described as an apartment. It is like an apartment in that it is on the second floor. It is unlike an apartment in that it is a single dwelling built above two commercial office spaces,but it has a private yard.
We called this one,

"The Hidden Gem" 

This is the private garage entrance

Ample and secure parking

The garage leads to the BBQ/Patio area,  
so important in Paraguayan culture and useful for ministry

I mentioned the yard, right? 
The small shed in the back is laundry and storage
Notice the high walls which provide great safety for an area for the grand kids to play!

This is the living/dining room

An adorable kitchen!

With two sinks!

One of the bedrooms has a nice built in closet

The family/guest bath is big and clean!

The bedrooms are not large but do have good lighting

The master bath is almost as beautiful as the one in 'The Mansion'

I seem to attract the color green!

The master bath makes up for the orange shag carpet
(more orange than it shows in this picture) and the missing closet.

Closet needs work

The kitchen and living room do not have much of a view 
and have a balcony that will need childproofing

But the bedroom views make it easy to forget you are in the city something
very important if you have spent most of your life living in a jungle!

This house was listed on the high end of our budget but the owner was willing to drop the price  US$100.00 for us.

This is not where I will be living. It is where my daughter and her family will be renting. This house is a keeper!
 What do you think?


Jackie said...

I think it looks like home, and I'm ready to be there!

groovyoldlady said...

I love it! I really think all the stress and looking have paid off. Praise the Lord!

Brenda said...

I think I could live there too. I love the red tile in the houses, it stays so cool in the hot weather. And I think I would enjoy two sinks in the kitchen. One for Brian and one for Elena (because Jackie has other things to do :)

Brooke said...

If you can afford it, it is very lovely!

Betty said...

So happy for Jackie and Brian, that they have such a nice home to come "home" to. I bet they are just about ready to move already.

Susan said...

Very nice! :)

~Karen~ said...

Very nice!

Findalis said...

Love it. I wish I could move in.

Kathy said...

I love it too! :) What a blessing!

marion said...

Wow - Now that's nice looking, safe, clean and cosy dwellings with a great garden area. Perfecto !

Miss Footloose said...

And it has a fire place! Now what about your house?

ABNPOPPA said...

Where's the hot tub! I like the kitchen and I am a guy (of course). With that back yard and patio I wouldn't worry too much about the front. Although I agree with the child proofing the railing and such. If it passes the muster with you and the Marine it certainly passes with me!

God Bless,

Mrs. C said...


shirlgirl said...

The security of the parking is so important. I am really loving the backyard, especially the white bush on the right side. I love it!!! The backyard will be wonderful for the kids. I know that you checked out places to put the hammocks so the house is a KEEPER!

Pam said...

I can't wait to see it after Jackie officially makes it her home! Love the door, flooring, and the fireplace in the living rooms, but oh that outside patio pizza oven I saw in another photo stole my heart!

MightyMom said...

very cute!

but I'd bet after your mud hut you could make ANYTHING homey!