As of yesterday, we have a contract for the purchase of a sweet 3-car garage, which includes a pretty cool converted mill house, too! Our current 2-car has gotten incredibly tight with my FFR project and lots of stuff for 4 growing kids, and the new place has space galore. My build had slowed to a halt over the past few months, and this will help big time. 43 days to go! As excited as my wife and I are about finding our "forever home," the kids are going even more crazy about the move and love that we will only be about a mile from our current subdivision and in the same school district.
Mark IV Kit arrived on Sept 17 Th 2010
Engine started on December 23 Rd 2010
First GOKART ride December 27 th 2010.
Body work started on March 5 th 2011.
Interior and GoKart completed july 17th 2011
Paint completed november 30 th 2011
Police inspection march 7 th 2012
Mechanical inspection april 2nd. 2012
Tags and on the road may 9th 2012
Thanks! We are absolutely thrilled. Never thought we could own such a property. It's a single family home and was fully renovated about 10 years ago, and the garage was added. The ground floor is more like a basement, with a laundry, bathroom, studded room or 2, and a fireplace. The 2nd floor is the main living area, kitchen, etc., the 3rd floor is bedrooms, and the 4th is an unfinished space in which you could practically play basketball if it weren't for the HVAC ductwork in some spots. The floor above the garage is unfinished and will probably end up being a man-space/gameroom. This was an estate sale and it had been listed for almost 2 years and was grossly overpriced until this spring. When the heirs, all of whom live out west, accepted our offer yesterday, we felt like it was a God Thing--meant to be!
Big ole' white elephant (and I say that admireringly) with enormous potential (Nice garage too!)
When we lived in Mass (Duxbury) I tried to buy the former Odd Fellow's Hall (aptly named for me, eh?). It was like a church with and enormous second floor living area that could have rivaled the best New York City loft (and the first floor woulda' been a great tourist business location.
Given your Lancaster, PA location, you might have a first floor goldmine.
I'll post more pics when I get home. Out doing the hurry-up-and-wait at the DOT--oldest just failed his driving permit test and we're still getting him a state ID card. The inside of the house is beautiful. The previous owner was an antique dealer and did an amazing job on the restoration. We've often talked about having a B&B once the kids are older, and this place would be perfect. There are several Amish farms in sight.
That's beautiful, Shawn! Let me know when you're in and I'll take a drive out for a visit.
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Nice find, buddy! Congratulations on the purchase and the upcoming move.
Pennsylvania is a beautiful place. For a good while, I dated a girl that grew up around Glenmoore. Always enjoyed visiting her family there -- nice acreage for her horses, plus a pool, tennis court, etc. I always enjoyed time around Valley Forge park, etc. Very pretty land, very friendly people.
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First off, absolutely beautiful piece of property and a great area, congrats!! How much land did it come with out of curiosity? I'm sure somebody in that picture can't wait to be off the crutches to get out and enjoy it, it also looks like a decent little spot to get a fly rod!
Originally Posted by NiceGuyEddie
awesome... i was just in LANK-anster, been there loads of times in my life. i went to college outside harrisburg.
nice little town.
Eddie, where did you go to school?
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I say screw the 3 car garage! You have enough room to turn half of the 1st floor into a garage and still have WAY MORE space than you need for even a family of 20.
That soon to be manor is crazy, we need interior pics!
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