In the last post I promised to show you the photos Brian took when he first went to see the house. They describe the condition and rooms of the house much more accurately than the listing did.

The family that built and lived in this house from 1983 had four children living with them at the time– two girls and two boys. So we refer to the two bedrooms upstairs as the “girl’s room” and the “boy’s room” (forgive the grammatical error). The idea of having sinks in the bedrooms was a good one, I think– imagine four children vying over one bathroom! (It’s easy for me to imagine, actually, because I grew up in a house with four children and only one bathroom for the entire family).

Notice the ubiquitous popcorn ceilings throughout the house, a common practice in the ’80s. The problem is, you sweep the ceiling to get a cobweb off and half the popcorn comes with it.

So here are the photos of the upper floor. Remember that, should you be a guest in our home in the future, these will be the guest rooms. I’ll bet you’d like for us to make them a bit more habitable!

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Garage Attic

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More Garage Attic

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West side of Garage Attic, showing part of the storage space that does not have braces.

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Insulation.

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Storage part of attic over garage

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Clerestory windows above the balcony

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Truly hideous balcony light

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Balcony looking to north

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Balcony looking to south

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Girl’s room window to west

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Girl’s room window to north

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Girl’s room walk-in closet

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Girl’s room vanity

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Girl’s room desk

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Girl’s room

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Girl’s room ceiling

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Balcony built-in shelves and bathroom entrance

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upper bathroom

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Upper bathroom missing drawer

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Upper bathroom

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The Tiger Room! storage closet

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Boy’s room walk-in closet

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Boy’s room

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Boy’s room window to south

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Yuck

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Boy’s room window to east

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attic access in boy’s room

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Boy’s room vanity/desk area

Next time I’ll post photos of the main floor.