Originally Posted by Russian Blue
Cool house!! Why would you want to remove the brick? It gives it a lot of character!!
I have a 3 bedroom, 2-1/2 bath house with a full basement and huge sun porch. It's normal size for the neighborhood, but larger than most average houses (over 3300 square feet). Steve and I don't need the size for us, but the critters sure love the extra space. It sits on a lot just shy of 3 acres and backs up to a small community lake. 2 acres are fenced for the dogs.
Here's the view of the backyard off the deck (just realized we don't have a good picture of the house itself):
The pool was just opened for the summer and its still dirty. The smaller pool behind it is for the dogs, that is when they aren't in the lake.
And while you may all think buying on a house was really expensive, it is FAR cheaper to buy a home in this area than most of the rest of the country. My friends in the Denver area bought a 1200 square foot home on a postage stamp sized lot for the same price.