Rare opportunity on Weatherly Mountain!!

Donna Marie Chiroux - Huntsville Realtor

by donnamarie

in Huntsville Featured Listings

Southeast Huntsville, Alabama

After long consideration, Rob and I have decided to sell our little home on Weatherly Mountain. Many of you have been following our blog about Remodeling Southeast through which we planned to chronicle the rebuilding of this little gem on Hampshire Drive.

Though we were excited about this project, my mother’s health is declining and we have become concerned about her safety. So, we have decided to do the right thing to do for the right reasons and purchase a new home. Houses come and go — family is what matters most.

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This presents 2 very unique opportunities:

Opportunity #1: Our sweet little haven is for sale. I will be listing it in MLS by the end of the month. Not sure about the price yet, but it will definitely be under $150,000. You may not want to wait… go ahead and call me. I suspect it won’t actually make it to MLS at all. These homes rarely go on the market. They are what we call ‘legacy homes’ — children generally buy them from their parents.

Opportunity #2: Since I will not be using my own home as the cover story of n2na: Into North Alabama Relocation Guide this coming year, I am looking for a NEW project in Southeast Huntsville to feature on the cover of my magazine. The theme this year is ‘Remodeling or Rebuilding Southeast’. Several folks have emailed me with ideas, but I’d love to hear from you. Are you getting ready to rebuild or remodel? Would you like to have your project featured on my cover?

About our home:

Currently the home is 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 1600sf with a 2-car side entry garage. It was built in 1959, is full brick, and sits uphill on a .67 acre lot with a gentle slope, incredible mature hardwoods & boulders out front and a fully fenced flat backyard. Our lot has plenty of sunshine for gardens and open spaces for football and playsets. We were planning to enclose the garage to create a modern master suite which would bring the square footage up to 2300. The new owner will certainly be welcome to those plans.

As with most ‘mountain’ homes in Huntsville, there is some structural damage. Bill Payne (guru of all things structural) inspected the home. I have his report available along with 2 or 3 quotes for repairing it. General concensus on the cost is approx. 12,000. If structural stuff scares you, we will be happy to have the structure fixed before purchase with an appropriate offer. Not a problem!

The home is in need up updating:

I would replace the windows and upgrade the A/C and appliances. They still work just fine. Rob got tired of my complaining online and fixed the oven and stove, but they’re still old and not terribly efficient. Storm Guard Roofing replaced our roof in 2009.

Other than that it’s just a case of the uglies. We have done nothing to update the home these past 9 years since we’ve always planned to rebuild. So, there is tremendous opportunity for improvement!!!! (Wasn’t that a nice way to say it?) I would definitely paint the brick, but that’s just me. You might be unusually partial to the color peach!! Who am I to judge?!?! :)

Whatever you decide, this home is a diamond in the rough on a spectacular lot in an incredible neighborhood at a great price. Morning walks on our ‘hill’ are challenging yet peaceful. I will probably miss that the most.

So, call or email me with questions. This is truly a case of the ‘devil we know’. That’s a rare thing when purchasing a home ‘as is, where is’. I am a licensed Realtor and plan to continue as such, so you will receive full disclosure — no hidden issues.

For more information about our ‘home on the hill’ in Southeast Huntsville, call or text me at 256-797-1360 or email me at dmchiroux@aol.com. Would love to see someone wonderful take over OUR legacy here.

- Dona

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