Before I show you the pictures, let me tell you what we were looking for. Mainly,
Rent under US $500.00
One level to spare me the stairs
Large living room for entertain groups
Lots of windows for light
A yard with greenery
A porch/patio to hang a hammock
This house has all of these things but...it needs a lot of cleaning, painting and even some demo to get it there. SO we call this house the "WE Must be Crazy but We'll Take It" house.
This is the living room which opens into the dining room.Both are of a good size, have a nice neutral ceramic tile , cathedral ceilings and lots of windows and french doors. When the shutters are opened it provides very good lighting.
The living room has a fireplace and plenty of windows with shutters.
The bedrooms are decent in size , have nice lighting and built in closets. Grant it! Everything needs a good coat of paint!
The three bedrooms all have large built in closets
You can see my husband is taking stock of all the
things he will need to be fixing soon!
Checking out the storage available in the dining room built in.
The boarded up holes are for placing window unit Air Conditioners.
The big front porch will be perfect for drinking terere with friends and family!
Poor Hubby! Lots of yard work ahead as well!
This house has been neglected but is in a very nice area. We have armed guards at both ends of the street as well as a private guard post 20 meters down from our front door. The entire block behind us is owned and guarded by a large International law firm. The Guard Post happens to abut the back of our property.
The house is roomy. It is affordable. The owner will be putting in a new kitchen and remodeling the two baths.
Its going to be OK!
Really! It will be fine.... eventually....
I'm sure of it...
(and you may have noticed I did not post pictures of the kitchen and baths! You'll thank me for it!)