The second house on the list was very promising in it’s listing. A backyard that opened up to a small park that backed up to a field. Big, open, and German. Lots of gingerbread-esque charm. And available right away. We were really excited to see it.
The village was about 20 minutes from work, but it was tiny. Not much happening in the town. The house was huge. Huge. 200 square meters, tons of bedrooms (the listing says five), three bathrooms, a balcony, etc. etc. etc. You walk into the three story (plus basement!) home to find 4-5 rooms and a bathroom. They were all interconnected (read: you have to walk through one room to get to the next). Up the stairs was a kitchen, living room, dining room, bathroom, and a bonus room (and a balcony leading out to the beautiful backyard). Up one more set of stairs were two more attic style bedrooms with sloping ceilings and built in storage!
- It was huge. There was more than enough room for us.
- Pet friendly, with a big backyard, and a beautiful park.
- It was nice and updated, the floors were nice, it was pretty light for the most part, and it was nice and cool.
- No garage. Womp, womp. That means no gym. So that was a big one.
- It was a very small village, so it felt a bit isolated.
- The layout was a little confusing. We weren’t sure how we’d be able to use it. The rooms on the first floor were hard to use because you have to walk through bedrooms to get to other bedrooms, and the rooms on the top floor were DARK.
- The house was on the main road of the village. It wasn’t loud inside the house, but it was a big, fast road. And with a toddler, that wasn’t too exciting.
As excited as we were to see this house (we were pretty sure we’d love it and almost expected to sign a lease on the spot), this was not our house. With the confusing layout, the dark bedrooms, the isolated village, and the lack of gym space, it was not perfect, even with that beautiful backyard and the German charm.
Tune in tomorrow for Haus Nummer Drei!