What do you see when you look at this house? An abandoned home that is too far gone to save? Well when we saw the listing for $14,999 we said the same thing. Although that was our first thought, we are always trying to find a way to see the potential in everything. It didn't take long before we were dreaming of what this old farmhouse could look like if it was fixed up a little (and by little I mean a lot!).
It was only a few days later that we drove to that house to see if we were completely out of our minds and crazy for even thinking this dream could be a reality. But you can say we are crazy because we completely fell in love with this broken house. We fell in love with the clean slate, the nine foot ceilings, the original staircase, and all of the history that came with this house.
We knew that we wanted this house, but was not sure whether we wanted it to flip and sell or if we wanted to occupy and live in the house. We went over the pros and cons of this house, but could only think of one con. The location was both a pro and a con to us for different reasons. I remember clearly both of us saying that we will NEVER live anywhere south of Three Rivers. Well guess where this house is at? Constantine. And where is that you might ask? South of Three Rivers. But on the other hand, Ben's family lives in Three Rivers so it was closer to family, which for us outweighed the thought that we would live in what seemed to be the middle of nowhere.
From the moment we saw the house in person, we couldn't stop thinking, dreaming, designing and planning what this house would look like if we bought it. We knew that we wanted this house, so we put an offer in and waited for what seemed like forever to hear back. And so this is where our story begins...