I was going to say that I want to buy Dulcie a doll's house, but I think it would be more accurate to say that I want Dulcie to grow up in a home that has a doll's house. It might even be more accurate to say that I want to buy myself a doll's house that I will encourage Dulcie to play with. I want a doer-upper. I have quite a few books about making furnishings for doll's houses and I want to fulfil all the interior-design dreams that I'm not allowed to do for real in our own full-size real-life home. I don't have the know-how/slap dash panache to do any major refurbishment in my own home, but I'm sure I could do it on this small scale.
Could this be the one? I'm loathe to buy the first house I see, but I really like it. It looks even nicer with its (slightly damaged) front wall on. I spotted this property in a charity shop a couple of weeks ago and was pretty excited, but was a bit put off by the price and the shop was closing for the day so I left without making a decision. The house has popped into my mind a few times since then, but I assumed someone else would have bought it by now, so I was very surprised to see it in the window when I walked past the shop yesterday morning.
See what I mean about the price? Well, as it says, it IS the West End! Ha! Hmm, it needs quite a lot of work, but is habitable as it is, so we could move in immediately and do the work as and when finances became available. It's a long-term project, a family home to settle down in, but would we really be happy here for ever?
Here's the address. I guess we should look into the local school situation and find out what similar properties in the area have sold for. I've watched a lot of Location, Location, Location in my time, but I still can't decide what to do. If I want it, I should probably act fast before someone else puts in a good offer and gets it taken off the market. Stress! Any property magnates care to give me their tuppence worth?