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Ecky

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Help me identify the style of this house
« on: January 19, 2019, 06:23:26 AM »
Putting in an offer on this house soon. I'm having trouble placing if there's a cohesive style to it, or of it's just a mish-mash of elements made to look European. I'd probably call the exterior "chalet". Anyone have any ideas?















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Re: Help me identify the style of this house
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2019, 07:21:23 AM »
1960's A frame AKA Swiss ski chalet.

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Re: Help me identify the style of this house
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2019, 12:01:57 PM »
Looks like a two-story A frame.  I would have said Bulvarian-style, given the metal scroll work on the hinges, but I'm no expert.

My follow up question:  What do you plan on doing this this house?  Any reno planned?  Will it be your permanent residence?

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Re: Help me identify the style of this house
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2019, 12:17:19 PM »
I owned almost the same cabin when I lived in the mountains - minus the bottom story which was an unfinished basement/crawl space. I called it a chalet style rather than an A-Frame which generally has the roof line going to the ground and no wrap around deck. My place was smaller and more updated otherwise Basicly the same. 2 bedrooms and 3/4 bath upstairs and the same little balcony and windows on the side of the door, and one bedroom and full bath down stairs, kitchen, living room and full wrap around deck. It was in a ski down so a cool place to live.

ETA Google images of chalets vs A-Frames and you'll see the differences. Chalets are generally bigger because the upper floor is larger than a narrower A-Frame which often just has room for a loft. I'm looking at buying another mountain/ski cabin myself for a perm home so happy to see lots of cabin porn.
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Re: Help me identify the style of this house
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2019, 06:21:36 PM »
My follow up question:  What do you plan on doing this this house?  Any reno planned?  Will it be your permanent residence?

Yep, first home, going with a 203k. It's going to take a ton of elbow grease, the interior is filthy but it was clearly someone's dream home when it was built in '82 and structurally it needs nothing. Hoping the bank will take my offer since it's the off season, it's more the home I'd hope to end up in rather than a starter - deep clean mountain well, ~3 acres of land with no neighbors in sight, a central fireplace which can be fired on every floor, a massive detached garage with insulated workshop above it, and plenty of good grazing for some alpacas I'd like to obtain and let loose.

Best part? 30 minutes from work and I'm thinking I can snag it for under 150k.



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Re: Help me identify the style of this house
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2019, 07:07:15 AM »
g'luck.  It requires a ton of cosmetic work but if the bones are good I think this is one where you could really make it shine.  Love to see occasional picts of your reno (if they accept your offer).

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Re: Help me identify the style of this house
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2019, 06:42:54 PM »
Good luck. I admire your ability to look past the current state and see what it could be. I always think it's funny when people on HGTV turn their noses up at "dated" kitchen counters or not having double sinks in the master bath. We bought a foreclosure years ago and I put a lot of elbow grease and love into making it a home sweet home-- so worth it.

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Re: Help me identify the style of this house
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2019, 07:44:31 PM »
It looks like we could be neighbors.  :)


Congrats.  Looks like a great place. 


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Re: Help me identify the style of this house
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2019, 05:08:50 AM »
Where i come from we simply call it an A-frame with a walkout. In other parts of the country or in the Mountains a Ski Chalet.

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Re: Help me identify the style of this house
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2019, 06:56:59 AM »
It's not an A-frame. Too much wall and not enough roof. That would commonly be called a "Swiss alpine" or "alpine chalet" or simply "chalet" style house. Good luck with the renovation. Looks like the home has tons of potential!

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Re: Help me identify the style of this house
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2019, 07:07:34 AM »
It's not an A-frame. Too much wall and not enough roof. That would commonly be called a "Swiss alpine" or "alpine chalet" or simply "chalet" style house. Good luck with the renovation. Looks like the home has tons of potential!

Agree with this. There's some lovely detailing in the brick work on the chimney and in the interior woodwork  - I don't know whether the kitchen cabinets are to your taste but they look like high quality work and worth saving/repurposing if possible.