Don't ask me why.
Maybe it was the fact that we are sick of renting.
Maybe it was the fact that this house has been on the market for almost a year.
Maybe it was the sunshine.
Maybe it was the fact that we love old houses and this one needed someone to love it.
Well, we went to see it on Sunday, then made an offer on Monday. We got the answer on Monday night, and went back in to try and work with the seller on Tuesday. By Wednesday, we were still trying to work something out between the seller and the mortgage company.
By Thursday night, we realized that it wasn't going to work. The seller wants to see if he can get something better right around the corner.
Its a Fabulous House! Especially if you like "history houses" (my son's very words) like we do.
This one is chock full of history. Built in 1716. A minister who was a Tory supporter lived there with his family, and when the Patiots came and tried to get him out, he was shot at.
The bullet holes are still right inside the entryway. The original door, however, is in a museum.
Well, you can't have everything.
In about 1880 they moved the house to its original location, therefore the foundation is in good condition, being so new and all...
If you want to see more of it, check it out here. Go on the website and click on Littleton. It is listed for $315,000. It is pretty cool, especially if you are into that kind of thing.
Maybe he won't sell it and come begging us on hand and knee at the end of the summer to buy it.
Wouldn't that be the most glorious day ever?
Meanwhile, my son is quite disappointed. "What are we going to do now, Mom," he said. "We HAVE to live in a historical house---where will be find one now?"
Where indeed----in this world where most people are looking for a specific granite countertop in the house that they buy, and how big the spa tub is----where indeed.
The Historical house on King St.
The plaque by the front door.
Just inside the entryway---if you look really close you can see two of the bullet holes on the left side...
The dining room---very spacious for all my dinners.
The Master Bedroom---original beams throughout....sigh.....