The Hamlet House - Pre-Purchase

Shalan and I are in process of buying our first home! Located near Arlington Center (just a couple miles from our current dwelling), it's a 2-family top-bottom, with each unit containing 2 bedrooms and 1 full bathroom. She was built in 1925, but very well maintained and in move-in condition. Closing is set for late July. That being said, here are the pictures...


There she is! The front porch has separate doors for each unit, and above the porch is a 3-season sun room.


Hamlet Street is a quiet side street off a main road (Medford St/Rt 60)


There are small decks for each unit in the back


Here's a shot of the back yard from the 2nd floor deck


Starting on the 2nd floor... here's the renovated kitchen


We're planning to do some work on the lower kitchen to match this result


Optional table for us to buy


The pink bedroom, with two double-wide closets




The blue bedroom, also with big closets




The recently renovated bathrooms are BEAUTIFUL




The hallway (for lack of a better term)


The dining room, with table & chairs for sale


This wallpaper is throughout the unit, but really isn't that bad


China cabinet, also for sale


The living room


The foyer area off the living room


The 3-season sun room on the front of the house


I think this porch is insulated but unheated


Up to the attic, with the hatch INconveniently located above a staircase


We think there's potential for expansion here, but it would be a fairly thin room




Going down to the first floor unit now...


Shalan & I plan to live in this unit, since we'd like to make some upgrades


The living room


Shalan is a HUGE fan of the recessed windows


This wallapaper in the dining room would be on it's way quick!


Foyer closet


The bedrooms on the first floor also had great closet space


Bedroom One


More wallpaper that needs to go


Bedroom Two


The downstairs bathroom - recently renovated


This pantry was knocked out on the second floor


Although it has uses, we plan to remodel the kitchen and chuck this area


Clearly older cabinets compared to upstairs, but well maintained


Also older appliances, but in excellent condition


The basement, unfinished portion (which also houses a shared washer & dryer)


The finished portion of the basement - a bar!


We plan to claim this space ours, and may fix it up a bit (Shalan wants a pool table :)

So far things have gone well with the home inspection and all... this week we're signing the P&S (purchase and sale agreement), we're pretty set until closing, which is set for July 25th.


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