Need your opinion on this house style-potential purchase
I would really like some thoughts and opinions on a house I am considering purchasing. We have been looking for about 4 months and this is one of the few houses that we have seen that delivers most of what we want. The dilemma is that I am not sure I like the style of the house and we want a house that wont be a problem for resale.
The house style is kind of fake rustic/western/cabin-ish. It has a lot of wood, which I like, but wood planks in the family room and very high knotty pine ceilings in the first floor rooms which I do not love. It also has knotty pine as beadboarding in the master and the front/office room and as trim in other places. I can live with it. I just dont love it. The kitchen feels a little small and the bathrooms have cheap, basic countertops and fixtures. The fixtures and countertops are liveable but just seem to be low end for a house in this price point( mid 500s).
On the first floor the master, family room and the hallway where the balcony is have super high ceilings and I am concerned about the costs to heat and cool. ( Two story vaulted ceilings. There is a ceiling fan in almost every room.)
Please take a look at these photos and let me know what you think of the rustic look. Is it too rustic? Would it put you off as a buyer? Are you put off by either the kitchen or the bathrooms? The ability to resale this house painlessly is a BIG deal to us, so maybe going with a house style that is so specialty is not a great idea (?)
Also, feel free to contribute any other opinions about the house that you think might be helpful.
This post was edited by wethepeople on Sun, Mar 31, 13 at 12:26