Every house needs a name in my opinion. Tara (Gone With the Wind), Southfork (Dallas), The White House, and so forth are good examples of why I have my beliefs on this subject. However, it may seem a bit pretentious to name a small little split-level on the outskirts of DC. You can have your opinion and I will have mine.
Each house we looked at during our house hunt had distinct name choices, like the one on Trafalgar Court. I thought it was MDH (My Dream House), but our inspector uncovered extensive water damage, mold, and electrical issues, amongst other things. This news left me sobbing as I exited “Trafalgar” for the final time.
Along the way, there were other houses that my husband and I attempted to put an offer on, but only to find a couple hours later that it was under contract. Hello housing market: Summer of 2013! W00t for the sellers and emo crying for the buyers. Yet, we did find a house a little out of our price range and preferred state. (We wanted to stay in the northern Virginia area, but opted for a house in the northern Bethesda/ Rockville area.
The house was a FSBO, which they had a made a website for their house. We found the house after attending an open house down the street. We actually tried to make an offer on the one from the open house, but it was too late. However, Maplewood Manor was basically the same exact layout, except that the other house had a screen porch, whereas our house had a 2-car garage.
Here is a rough outline of what the previous owner said about the house on Maplewood Manor’s marketing website.
“You are going to love this five bedroom two and a half bath, five level split (Chestnut Model) with a rare two-car garage! Located on a premium corner lot across from an entrance to the beautiful (XYZ XYZ trail), this home is in a serene setting; a little piece of heaven!
The elementary school is so close the kids were able to walk every day. Also nearby is the library, a metro station, major commuter routes, and downtown Rockville. A wide variety of shopping is about five minutes away.
This neighborhood is filled with friendly people with kids of all ages; very family friendly and safe. This really is a great house in a great neighborhood. We wish we didn’t have to move! “
Alright, after reading that and checking out the neighborhood it is obvious why I was completely sold on the house. Here are the rest of the specs that was on the website. (I am too lazy to measure the room sizes. lol)
Living Room - 18 x 13 feet
Dining Room - 11 x 10 feet
Den - 15 x 20 feet Kitchen - 11 x 12 feet
Recreation Room - 17 x 19 feet
Master Bedroom - 12 x 13 feet
Guest Room - 11 x 13 feet
Bedroom 1 - 11.5 x 10 feet
Bedroom 2 - 11.5 x 12 feet
Bedroom 3 - 11.5 x 9 feet