Not exactly. In fact, this is every home owner’s worst nightmare! I showed one of my friends the photos that I took during the house inspection and the next time I saw her, she told me she had a nightmare about this house! It is scary–a house of horror! It’s not just the derelict condition of the house, but it’s the large mushrooms growing on the ceiling and visible black mold throughout. Yep! This place has had a hole in the roof for years and has not been occupied for 9 years. Long story.
You betcha!! It’ll take more than a little TLC for this dilapidated fixer-upper. It needs to be totally gutted and we don’t have enough money to tear it down and build a new house. This project would completely deplete my mad money account I’ve been saving. At least it would be for a good cause–a getaway right in my own backyard. Who knows how long it would take to make it habitable and where to live in the meantime?
So why would I buy it?
This house has the most spectacular view of the Grand River in Cambridge, Ontario. I am
slightly completely obsessed with a river view! I lived a stone’s throw from here for two years. I loved waking up to the sounds of the geese in the morning and through the night, looking out my bedroom window to see deer wading in the river, swans floating peacefully, beavers swimming, herons and eagles flying, bunnies grazing on the grass. The first time I saw this view, I was mesmerized, it was like falling in love!
The sunrise was breathtaking and a reason to get up early, even for a night owl like me. The sunset was magical, but the full moon shining on the river was one of my favourite sights; right out of a romance novel.
All through the seasons, the view was magnificent: sparkling diamonds dancing on the river in the summer, autumn leaves turning gold and scarlet across the river in October, the white wonderland of ice and snow in the winter, and the blossoms of spring along the riverbank as new life comes to the river.
Take a peek …
The million dollar view …
Wildlife on the river …
Fashion on the river …
We will not be buying the house after all: it is rodent infested, the deadly black mold is through and through, extremely dangerous.
I still miss the river, but I’m sure it’s for the best. Health is more import than a beautiful view. And had we taken this on, it would have been financial ruin.
Would you buy a house like this?