A Peak Inside an Old Country Farmhouse


Last weekend we went on one of my favorite house tours ever.  Seriously!  And I’ve been on more house tours than I care to admit.  So what was so special about this one?  Let’s have a look and find out, shall we?

The Grit and Polish - Farmhouse

This beautiful home was built at the turn of the century and even with some additions/alterations along the way, it feels relatively original.  Best features: the wrap-around porch, 10-foot ceilings, original millwork, two full baths, 3 bedrooms upstairs, hardwood floors, and a guest house.  Sure the house is a little rough around the edges, but if you know me at all, you’ll know that makes it even more enticing.

The Grit and Polish - Farmhouse front door The Grit and Polish - Farmhouse fireplace The Grit and Polish - Farmhouse dining roomThe Grit and Polish - Farmhouse kitchen 2The Grit and Polish - Farmhouse bedroomThe Grit and Polish - Farmhouse backyard

Usually I would have developed a plan for the property by now and thought through an offer.  But honestly, I’m just not sure what we’d do with this house.  Sure it would pencil out as a rental or flip, but I’m not sure my heart could stand to part with the house if it were ever ours.  Unfortunately it’s located too far from Seattle for us to live here full time (insert tears here), and we’re not really ready for a vacation home.   So where does that leave us?  I suppose nowhere.  But that hasn’t kept me from dreaming about iced-tea on the porch, the pitter-patter of young feet on the hardwood floors, and impromptu picnics in the backyard.  Sappy much?  I know!

Let’s have one more look:

The Grit and Polish - Farmhouse Front



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  1. Where is this house located? We’re in Richland (Tri-Cities) and keep finding all these gorgeous old craftsmen houses out here in eastern washington. But they’re always too far away from us and there isn’t a very good market for flipping out here.

    • Thanks for the note, Sarah. The house is near Ellensburg. I’m not sure the market is much better there, but I’m always looking. And if you find any other gorgeous old craftsmans, feel free to send them my way 😉

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