The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

22 July 2005

You, too, can live here

Well, not here, exactly, but in the next block over.

It's a 1½-story, four-bedroom, 2½-bath home with 2250 square feet (splitting the difference between the listing and the County Assessor's records) and a single attached garage, newly remodeled in 2004 but still looking, as required by the rules of the Urban Conservation District, like a product of 1948, at least on the outside. They're asking $164,900; the agent's listing is here.

(Yeah, that's almost twice what my house would bring. Then again, this one is twice as big.)

Posted at 12:49 PM to Surlywood

I understand two and a half baths, but one and a half stories? Is that equivilant to a three story for midgets?

Posted by: MikeH at 2:01 PM on 22 July 2005

And does that mean your house is a three-quarter story? ;)

Posted by: MikeH at 2:03 PM on 22 July 2005

The concept of "1.5 stories" was explained to me thusly: "The second story is substantially smaller, in terms of floor space, than the first." What was not explained was if you added on to the first story of a two-story house, but not the second, if that was sufficient to cause the house to become a one-and-a-half.

Incidentally, I read once where George Washington, once he took possession of Mount Vernon, changed it from a 1.5 to a 2.5.

And, well, there are many, many stories about my house, which is one story in height. :)

Posted by: CGHill at 2:12 PM on 22 July 2005

Oh, wow. But a little too far west for us, I fear. And a little bit too far north in price, since we're trying to dig ourselves (so very slowly) out of debt.

But that's a purty house.

Posted by: Dan at 3:52 PM on 22 July 2005