Posted: 09 Dec 2013 04:00 AM PST
Today I am reviewing 11 Southampton in Northwood. It is a three bedroom, three bathroom two-level house, with one of the bedrooms on the first floor. With it being a zero-lot-line, there are no windows on one side of the home.
The main entrance is located on the left side of house, behind a wood gate which acts as the entryway to the side yard. The side yard wraps continuously around the corner into the backyard. The first floor has laminate flooring, with the exception of the carpeted bedroom. The second level is carpeted. The ceilings are smooth and the kitchen has been remodeled. The lighting has been updated throughout the rooms and the windows have been replaced. . The bathroom vanities are updated, but the secondary bathrooms’ fiberglass tub/showers look original. The 1,273 square feet felt bigger than I had expected.
Upon entry, the room is a large square room which has been divided into three areas; living room, dining area, kitchen. Immediately to the left is the living room with high vaulted ceilings. Two high windows and 2 lower windows, in addition to the sliding glass door brings in ample light. The fireplace is original and sits along the same wall as the sliding door. The room opens up directly into the dining area. It is a small square area that sits in between the staircase and kitchen.
The kitchen is a small square area with a window sitting over the sink in the middle of the wall. With the size, it may be tight for multiple people to share, however it is updated with stainless steel appliances and a granite countertop. It has plenty of storage for all of your dishes and pots and pans and plenty of counter space, however the kitchen lacks a pantry.
The backyard is on the smaller side with just a concrete patio outside of the living room slider. A small square section of grass is to the left. The grass continues around the corner along a walkway on the side of the house where the front entrance of the house is located. If someone wants a backyard that is separate from the front door area, a fence needs to be installed after the front entrance. This would allow for guests to easily access the front door, while kids or pets can be in the backyard. Currently, the wood gate is located in front of the side yard so if the gate is closed, I am not sure how the front door could be accessed, especially if there was a dog in the yard.
The downstairs bedroom, bathroom and garage entrance is located to the right of the staircase. The bedroom has a window facing the side of the house. It has a large two-door sliding closet. The bathroom has an updated vanity, mirror and medicine cabinet. The shower appears to have the original fiberglass and hardware. The flooring is tile.
Upstairs is another secondary bedroom, shared bathroom, linen cabinets and the master bedroom. To the left is the shared bathroom and linen closet. To the right is the secondary bedroom, and at the end of the hall is the master bedroom.
The bathroom, like the downstairs bathroom, has an updated vanity, mirror and medicine cabinet. The bath/shower combo looks like it has the original fiberglass and hardware. The flooring is tile. The linen cabinets comprise of one lower and one upper cupboard door.
The secondary bedroom looks smaller than the bedroom downstairs. The two-door sliding closet doors are slightly smaller than the doors downstairs. The window is smaller as well, but still faces the side of the house.
Entering the master bedroom, the bedroom is found to the right while the bathroom is to the left. The bedroom has vaulted ceilings and one larger window faces the side of the home. One of the two closets separates the bedroom from the bathroom. It is a two-door sliding closet. There is no bathroom door which leaves an open doorway leading to dual sinks and a separate toilet and tub/shower combo. Another closet with two-sliding doors is on the left, next to the sinks. The vanity, mirrors, and medicine cabinets match the same style as the other bathrooms. The sink area still has carpet, but the tub/shower area is tiled. The tub has been renovated with a deep tub, new tiled walls and new hardware. A small window lines the top of the tub/shower wall.
11 Southampton will appeal to buyers looking for a bedroom on the first level. Although some updates may still be desired, it is clean and in very good condition. The paint is clean and the house does not appear to be on a high traffic street. In my opinion, the only major downfall to the home is a lack of a kitchen pantry.
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