Monday, February 28, 2011

Huh hum... a property with potential?? !!

Re 6665g                               SOLD!! bucket and all!!!

Price 110.000€ (agency fee included)

Well...  what can I say about this one?  The truth and then you decide!!  However, you must read through my details of this one before you dismiss it!
The good things about this one is that it is situated within walking distance of the town of Gourdon.  Perfect for access to the shops and bars and restaurant's on foot.  Actually I like the proportions of it - great size kitchen! Double glazed and central heating.  It's a good price and it has potential!!

*3 bedrooms.  12m², 16m², 13m²
*Huge attic space 35m²
*2 bathrooms
*Kitchen/dining 37m²
*Lounge 34m²
*Garden of 700m²

Where to start?  Well, you will see from the photo of the front of the property that there is a huge gap in the roof to the left hand side as you look at the photo.  A tree had fallen onto the roof!  It doesn't leak so the owners have not been pressed to fix it!!  The balcony, which is a nice decorative feature or should be if it was in good condition, is a little bonus and it leads from off of the main bedroom.

Next, fabulous surprise is as you walk into the property.... you nearly trip over the rabbit that is running free! You will see from the photo's that lots of work has been started but not finished, even more noticeable once inside as the insulation seems as though it will fall on your head as you walk into the lounge!  Works have been done to put new electrics and plumbing throughout the house but as yet, the little finishing touches of putting a ceiling up have yet to be accomplished!!   However, lets turn this around.  How many times do you think that there maybe hidden defects behind walls etc?  Not with this property - you can plainly see them!!  The lounge though is good size and will be a comfortable room - well that is when you have covered the concrete floor, making good the odd missing bits on the steps!

The kitchen is really (or will be) nice!  Huge room.  Fireplace in the corner.  Same decor as the lounge i.e the ceiling is open!  However, you can see that this is a spacious room.   I love big open kitchens like this.

Upstairs you come to the three bedrooms.  It seems that annoying little singer Justin Bieber or whatever his name his has also infiltrated into young French girls lives and is everywhere on walls in poster form!   The second bedroom has doubled up as a teenage lounge room (no socks left lying around) and the master bedroom (very grand title for the moment  - just  until the works are finished!) is a very good size, L shape and has lovely full length doors leading onto that scruffy terrace!

The bathroom has recently had a shower added....  !!

Upstairs, the huge attic space is certainly the wow factor part of this house.  Wow, what is that bucket doing hanging in the middle of the room????!!!!!!  Seriously, attempts have been made to make this into a huge extra liveable room.  And it is a fab space .  Walls have mostly (!) been boarded in and the chimney has the bucket hanging underneath to stop raining coming in.  Perfect!

The garden is a good size for a town property, 700m² in total.  Lets just say that has potential too...  a blank canvas for you to imagine to your hearts content of how you would like it to be....  at the moment is is rough, overgrown grass and mud!!

My view:  Ok, so I have been a little jokey about this one.  I like to tell the truth and let you know what you should expect. But that certainly does not mean you should write it off.  You now know what works are needed.  If the location for you is right - then the price is certainly interesting and gives you room to make this your own palace!

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