January 18, 2009
This is the story of two houses. One was loved and maintained, shepherded into the modern era with updates, and even though showing signs of her age, is nevertheless a graceful, gracious beauty. With a price tag to match, of course. The other house is more modest yet built with excellent bones and comfortable spaces. Twenty years ago, she was loved, with a lush green lawn around the pool. After standing vacant for five years, however, with a roof that is leaking and an upstairs full of mold, she is frightening in her appearance and overpriced. Which do you choose?