We went for a nice drive since it was absolutely beautiful out today. We drove through the Tennessee country side.
We happened to find a new smallish subdivision going in just across the County line and decided to look at a model home.
There was no one at the house but the info on the front door said it was open and to go in a look around. We did. The house was beautifully appointed. Stone work outside and hardwood floors inside. A 3 car garage, 4 bedrooms, 4 baths. Very nice and on a large lot. When we got to the master bedroom...or rather the master suite as the paperwork calls it, I knew this house must cost a pretty penny. It was huge, with hard wood floors, a fireplace, and the bathroom was the size of out current garage. But the real stunner was the walk-in closets. 2 of them, each was 14 feet by 20 feet. You read that right.
Then we looked at the rest of the house. Kitchen, stone counter tops, commercial grade kitchen appliances, double stoves and ovens. I think the cabinets were oak.
The laundry room had a stainless steel deep sink. Then I went into the garage. You could park a blimp in this thing. 3 car, but really big enough for 5. The paper in the garage explains this: big enough for 3 Hummers. Good God.
The garage has a small built in work shop area. Apparently 10 feet deep and 18 feet wide is "small". Who knew?
The three bedrooms besides the master suite were all 20 feet by 20 feet. One had its own bathroom and the other two had to share a bathroom that was between them, with a door opening directly into the bathroom from the bedroom. So you don't even have to perform the pedestrian task of walking out into the hall from your bedroom to go to the bath.
But wait! There's more. There was a bonus room. Upstairs. A bonus room. Probably a small room suited for a game room or a computer room I thought. WRONG! This is the biggest room in the house. Massive cavern of a room. 35 feet long, 15 feet wide. Go long!
2 doors in this room, besides the full bathroom up there. The 2 doors are entrances to the attic. One on each side of the room. Now, if you have a spare elephant to store or maybe an RV you need to keep out of the weather, this is the attic for you. Both sides of the attic are finished to the point of having plank floors in them. By the way, no stooping requited. The actual roof of the house is about 20 to 25 feet above you in the attic. I would estimate that added together, the 2 attic spaces would total 1000 square feet.
We went outside and found the little box with all the info on the house. 4,500 heated square feet! (the first shock) It sure didn't look that big from outside!
Price? $650,000 even! (This is when I almost swallowed my tongue)
I'd have to win a big lottery to ever buy this place. The wife sure did like it though. On the plus side, she said we could both use one of the walk-in closets and the other we could convert into a fortified weapons locker with a safe door and beefed up walls!
You gotta love this woman.