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21 September 2014

Which house would you buy if you HAD to buy one?
The Philly one, no contest. Mostly because I can't imagine living on MI or OK and I won't ever live outside a city again.
posted by octothorpe 21 September | 21:01
If I had the money then I'd buy Iron River as a summer home. Summer up there is absolutely lovely and it's the kind of place I could let the granddaughter run wild. I don't think I could do those winters again though.

As a year round home I'd have to go with Philly.
posted by arse_hat 21 September | 23:31
The Michigan house. Hands down.
posted by bearwife 22 September | 01:21
The Michigan house only has 2 bedrooms, and the taxes are an inexplicable 24-thousand a year. For that much money alone, you could take all your friends and book the best suites at the Grand Mackinac Hotel for 2 weeks. Plus, blackflies, and it's only going to be decent up there for 3 months a year. The rest of the time, "bleak" would be the best description of life in the Upper Peninsula.

The Tulsa house is w.e.i.r.d. with that ridiculous decor. I lol'ed at the portrait hanging in the bathroom over the toilet. The people who furnished it must consider themselves the most elegant people in town. I don't like that plain brick exterior - it doesn't look particularly inviting or like a home exactly.

Since I have to buy one of them, I will go for the Philly loft, even though I promised myself No More Apartments Ever. It looks liveable and warm and fun.

I love looking at houses like this. TPS, which one are you going to buy?
posted by Kangaroo 22 September | 06:49
Yeah, I don't want to live in an apartment again either if I can help it. I'm gonna go with the one in Michigan on the water (I live in Maine, I'm used to blackflies).
posted by JanetLand 22 September | 06:58
I'm leaning toward the lake house in MI (when I play this game, I don't take location into account, I'm just picking a house). I'm not generally into "rustic" stuff (wood, etc) but it's working for me. And I love the master bathroom. I think they're all pretty nice, though! Guess that's what 1.1M gets you. The Tulsa house decor is a little too gilded for my taste, though.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 22 September | 09:04
Ahhh, just noticed the Philly loft has my dream tile backsplash in the kitchen. I have a dream backsplash, I am old, lol.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 22 September | 09:08
The Tulsa house looks great from the outside. But WTF to the interior. Does this game require me to also acquire the existing interior design? If so, the MI house is the only one I can stomach.
posted by mullacc 22 September | 09:10
That Tulsa house looks like it was designed by Donald Trump's decorator.
posted by octothorpe 22 September | 09:51
I agree that the Oklahoma house is atrocious, inside and out. Plus it will be a cold day in hell before I live in OK.

The Philadephia place is gorgeous, For a condo in an east coast city that is (two knells of death for me.)
posted by bearwife 22 September | 11:55
For just picking a house and a site (but ignoring other aspects of the location), the Iron River house. I'd change out the upholstery and linens, though.

The Tulsa house is way too fussy inside for my taste, and the outside looks like a commercial building.

The Philadelphia place is the best for both interior and exterior, but I prefer trees and grass to sidewalk and signage.
posted by initapplette 22 September | 13:30
The Tulsa house is weird, I really didn't like it. The Philly loft was pretentious with those 'accents' of brick. The Michigan house was nice but ... well, it's in Michigan and as an honorary Ohioan, I really can't have that.

I'd rather have this one, in Sugar Grove, Ohio. Not too different from the Michigan house, but bigger and cheaper, although it's on a smaller lot.
posted by Senyar 22 September | 14:37
The philly one for sure, though the 300 ft of private beach on the MI one is tempting.
The OK house reminds me of a bad elementary school from the outside and a dead person tribute on the inside.
posted by rmless2 22 September | 16:57
I'd use this thread to drive down the price on the Tulsa house, use my savings to make it better, and flip it.
posted by apoch 22 September | 20:16
I agree the exterior on the Tulsa house looks strange. At first glance I thought it was covered in plywood.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 22 September | 22:24
I liked the exterior of the Tulsa house, but that interior - even Donald Trump's decorator would have had to ingest a healthy dose of crack to come up with that!

The Michigan house would be hands-down my pick, despite only two bedrooms. For that setting and a private beach, the kids can share a room for all I care ;-) I'm not usually a big log-cabin fan, but they've done a good job with it and I could live there.

But you can buy a great house for much less just by coming to the auction of my house this Sunday ;-)
posted by dg 23 September | 05:14
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