Open House Tour

I worked on a project for most of the day yesterday, hoping to post about it today. But, alas, I’m literally waiting for paint to dry. I figured that while I waited, there was no reason to not write about something fun. Last week we looked at a movie house and for most of you it didn’t really float your boat. So I figured that we’d go with something historic today.

If you’re new to my blog then you probably don’t know how much I love my town. Really, I do. So, most any house I post about is going to be in Franklin or the surrounding area. There are just too many fabulous things going on around here for me to need to look anywhere else.

Before we get to the house though, I want to show you this…

Isn’t it lovely? When we moved here 5 1/2 years ago, this former house was operating as a funeral home. It’s been on the market nearly ever since and has been marketed as commercial property. I guess since they haven’t been able to sell it they’ve reverted to a residential property. It’s right next door to an open house tour I did a few years ago, which you can find by clicking here. That house was eventually purchased by this guy. I’m pretty sure about that because Amanda (my oldest daughter) used to live close by and he nearly ran over her. Really. I don’t remember if she walked out in front of him or what but she’s coming home from school Friday (yay!) and I’ll ask her then.

The house is now an 11,818 sq. ft., residence? I’ve pictured this place in my mind with the additions removed and I bet it was really beautiful. It sits on 2.5 acres in the middle of Hincheyville, Franklin’s first neighborhood. So what do you think? Would you buy a former funeral home to live in? I wouldn’t.

Now, on to the tour.

This home is also on Main Street in Franklin. It was built in 1920, is 3,811 sq. ft., and is listed for $750, ooo. If my memory serves me correctly, they put this house on the market this time last year.

Here is the living area with high ceilings and crown molding.

And the kitchen…with Viking appliances and 2 sinks. I’m trying to figure out why anyone would opt for 2 sinks but I’m sure there’s a good reason for it.

This is an upstairs study/bedroom that’s off of a bedroom according to the listing. I love old houses and their quirks.

A hall bath with beaded board and honeycomb tile. I love this.

This is the master bedroom with fireplace.

And the master bath, which has had a modern update.

An upstairs bonus room completes our tour.

I love the angles of the ceiling and the built-ins.

So, what do you think? I’m not a fan of the master bath updates but I love the hall bath and bedroom. You can see all of the pictures for this house by clicking here.

I’ll be back tomorrow with a (hopefully) finished, easy painting project…if I haven’t ruined it. I’m crossing my fingers.

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