Wednesday, February 16, 2011

So, You Think You May Be Interested In Buying The Chez?

Okay, so you might be interested in buying the Chez? You've found your way to this blog..take a minute to read this post to acquaint yourself with the super fabulous Chez Neumansky 2.0

The Chez is a 1896 Victorian Triplex 4-3 of 2858 sq ft. on a 3500sq ft lot for $485k. Many Original Details intact. The house is legally a tri-plex but its not set up that way. You, as the new owner could set it up as a tri-plex, a duplex or a single family home with an in-law apartment for the grandparents.
Nice custom laid antique brick driveway and path and carriage style automatic garage door visible in this shot.



Walk up the stairs and come in the front door which appears original with original glass and the original working stained glass transom window and you have this entryway.
Yes its a little rough, ready for some new owner to put their stamp on the place.



Turn left from the entry and you have what was originally the formal parlour.
The giant fish and tank are not part of the deal.



Next to the formal parlour is this room that would of been the formal dinning room. That's the original mantle there, still in pretty good shape.
This room has a nice three window bay to the left here.



View down the hallway from the other end.



Here's the 'kitchen' from the doorway. Its a really good sized room for a eat in kitchen. A blank slate waiting for the next owner to finish it.
Those windows are large and get great morning light.



Kitchen from the other angle.



There is a good sized bedroom off the kitchen. Again, a blank slate. This room still has the original picture rail.



Bedroom from the other angle. A good sized double decker closet was added at some time.



Off the bedroom and kitchen is this room that we just called the sun porch. It became the nursery when baby MadScientist was born.



Off the kitchen-sunroom is this decent sized deck.



If you go up the stairs to the top floor you have this large space that would make an excellent master bedroom. On the back what was once a covered porch was converted into a bathroom at some time and would make a good sized master bath.
Original claw-foot tub on the left there...that goes with the place.



Master Bedroom from the bathroom looking back the other way.
This entire top floor is gutted and cleaned out and ready to become the master bedroom retreat of your dreams!
Going through that doorway and down the little hall you have.



The second bedroom on the top floor. This is also a good sized room with a decent sized closet for a Victorian.



Second Bedroom from the other angle.
On the floor to the right of this picture you see all the original trim from this level that was carefully pried off for reusal. We were planning to have it stripped and then we were going to re-install it.



Now, heading all the way down stairs and out to the bottom level you have this big room. Again this area is gutted and cleaned and ready to be finished.
This pic shows the great room area for the bottom floor apartment.
This also shows the super fab radiant heating system on the wall to the left. It heats this floor and the next floor up and is designed to heat the top floor also-but no heat is installed up there yet.
Through the doorway you have this.



Hallway leading to the rest of the bottom unit and the back door. The doorway on the left is,



The bedroom.



Bedroom from the other angle.
Good sized room with built in storage shelves.


On the other side of the hallway is this bathroom. Most of the supplies to finish the bathroom are included in the sale. Here you see the super cool wall hung toilet, the vanity with a fancy mirror and the shower system. Also included is most of the fixtures. The rough DWV and elec have been signed off for the bath.


Here is the laundry area- extra room for the bottom unit. Behind those fancy stain grade doug fir doors (which come with the sale) is rough DWV and a gas line for the laundry.



Through the doorway at the end of the hallway is this fabulous stamped concrete outdoor entertaining area with built in fire pit.
Crazy Burning Man fire art does not come with the house but is negotiable...ever want an 8' tall metal tulip that can shoot 30' fireballs??




That's the pictorial tour of the place. As you can see its not exactly in move-in condition. The majority of the dirty, hard expensive work has been done for you now its just waiting for the right adventurous people to take over and make the house 'their' dream home.

With The 203k Program You Don't Do ANY Work!
Remember that with the 203k loan program you, as the new owner don't do any work, the loan covers the cost to buy the house and to finish fixing it up by a pro contractor. To be clear if someone agrees to buy the house for $485k thats not going to be the loan amount you have to qualify for. For discussions sake lets say that it will cost $115k (a number that I think is well within reality for a not fancy-schmancy level of finish)to have the house finished by a professional then your loan amount would be for $600k and you'd need to qualify and come up with the down payment for that amount.

If you REALLY want to know about the house go back to here and read forward. This blog is a pictorial chronicle of just about everything right or wrong with the house and all the work we did on it. This Blog is the worlds most in-depth disclosure statement.

The foundation redo starts here. You'll get the full saga of redoing the foundation, slab and the sunken living room.

The radiant heat install starts here.


If interested please contact our Realtor. You can email him here MarioMarianiRealtor@hotmail.com

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