(Closed) Is this TOO MUCH home?

posted 9 years ago in Home
  • poll: What do you think of this house?

    Beautiful house....use your charms to convince hubby of its potential

    Way too much for 2 people......

    Stuffy and pretentious

    Stop looking at houses and get back to work......

  • Post # 32
    278 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2005

    I find it suuuuper gross and Mc Mansion-ey.  We have a 2700 sq ft house for our family of 3, and have whole rooms that we never use.  I can’t imagine what you’ll do with that much space.

    I would lean towards something of more modest size and price, then put some of money you save into personalizing your place to perfectly reflect your style and vision.  I really like a house with personality and quirks, that feels like a home.

    Post # 33
    2623 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    First of all I clearly am living in the wrong places because I have two bedroom apartment that cost more then that house!!! WTF it has a lot of space! I think it’s a freaking bargain and looks like a well constructed house from the pictures and not cookie cutter either.

    That being said I wouldn’t want it simply because the upkeep would be bananas and I wouldn’t want to spend all my time cleaning that place up. I think going to look at it in person and comparing and contracting to other properties you guys have seen will make a difference. I agree with others the the style also makes it look that a bit. Go look at it person, who knows he might like when he sees it. My advice is look at a multiple properties since this is the first one.

    Post # 34
    164 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Yes- the house looks pretantious. BUT!! Only because of how it is staged. The furnishings and decor are put to make it look like a big, fancy, posh house. For a new family, with their homely, more modern comforts, it would be beautiful. And you will easily fill it with four kids!! (and they will appreciate the space. I speak as a one-of-four child…)

    Post # 35
    45 posts
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Gorgeous!! Once you can afford it, I would totally suggest you go for it! Good luck!! 🙂

    Post # 36
    12326 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @nonapkns:  ahh, heck yeah then! life it up!  I wish I could stand to move away from MA but my entire familly is in the north east and I just can’t leave.

    Post # 37
    72 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 1998

    I think it’s gorgeous, but others have brought up some great points regarding furnishing and heating/cooling costs. Our house is about 2900 sqft and it can cost a lot to cool it in the summer (I live in Northern California and we get Vegas-like heat). I think there’s nothing wrong with this being your first house since you waited to buy and if it’s a long-term living situation and you’re prepared for it, then I say go for it. 

    Post # 39
    34 posts
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I love it! Very nice size…with or without kids.

    Post # 40
    2041 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I hate the staging but love the house (first one)! However, my third thought was, “OMFG she would be vacuuming all effing day on cleaning day.” The cooling costs might be crazy high though unless it’s very well insulated. I say go with what you like and can afford and poo poo the naysayers.

    Post # 42
    1223 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013


    You want kids and want a guest room or two for overnight guest and are not looking for a starter home I say go for it!

    We just bought a 4 bedroom 3 1/2 bath with a basement that was used as an in-law suite on .93 acres and over 2800 sq feet and its just the two of us right now. We did this because we did not want a starter home we are also in our 30’s and were looking for our forever home. People tried to talk us out of it saying its your first home get a started but we did what we wanted and could afford to do.

    We did not pay anywhere there what you would be paying; $210,000 house estimate came in at $215,000. However our house was built in 1986 and is outdated some.

    Its a beautiful home!


    Post # 43
    2523 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @Westwood:  Yes, this. Its amazingly hard to keep up with 2200 sq ft, let alone twice that. But it woud feel spacious.

    Also I really dislike the ivory carpet everywhere. I have ivory carpet and it always shows every little oiece of dust, ugh!

    Post # 44
    8700 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    That house makes all my dreams come true! Especially that INCREDIBLE foyer!

    Post # 45
    3260 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    If you can afford it I would totally go for it! It’s gorgeous.

    Post # 46
    6835 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    @village_skeptic:  I agree. 

    To me, the house looks very “Look how rich I am, everyone!! I will demonstrate with my many columns and arched stairways!!”. But the staging is a part of the problem.  And hell, I wouldn’t say no if someone plopped it in my lap. What matters is that you love it. 

    Good luck! As a recent homebuyer, I’d suggest that you and your hubby make a list of mandotory, would-like, and no-thanks house features. It’s key to figure out those priorities for yourself and come to a compromise with your partner’s priorities before you start doing much house hunting. 

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