After looking at countless houses online, and physically visiting dozens upon dozens, I decided to placate Joe and take a look at a place he thought was perfect. I took one look at the green garage, and the half siding/half brick exterior, and thought, “you’ve got to be kidding.”
I’m certain that if I saw the house in the MLS listings on my own, I deleted it immediately … A: because the exterior is seriously ugly, and B: because the description read as though it needed an exorcism to even be livable. Not my cup of tea. But Joe seemed convinced, so off we went.