If you’ve read Mobile Home Living, you know how much I love to share gorgeous manufactured homes. Especially ones that are personalized by the owners. Whether it be a complete remodel or a simple update, those are the ones that inspire me the most. It proves, without a shadow of a doubt, that our homes can become anything we want. This gorgeous New York state double wide has so many great manufactured home remodeling ideas and decorating inspirations. It is a marvelous example of what a manufactured home is all about.
I found this home on a site called Syracuse.com. It’s a home that was/is for sale and was named their “Home of the Week’ on the blog. Once you see it, you’ll understand why.
Looks Can Be Deceiving
From the outside, you see a standard 2000 model double wide that doesn’t look too special at all. Here’s the front and back view:
There’s nothing standard or basic about this double wide though. Nothing at all. Here’s the interior:
THIS DOUBLE WIDE IS AWESOME! I can’t get over how beautiful it is. The zebra flooring, the glass tile kitchen backsplash, the dark cabinetry, the stainless steel, the butcher top…I could go on and on and on!
A Total Remodel
Here’s what the writer of the post,had to say about it:
If you look at the pictures of this week’s “House of the Week,” you’ll see what may appear to be a chic million-dollar Manhattan apartment. But the property isn’t in the Big Apple. It’s at 109 Morey Road, West Monroe. And forget the million-dollar price tag — the asking price is $124,900. Also, it’s not an apartment, it’s a double-wide mobile home with three bedrooms and two baths on more than 4 acres of land. And here’s something you won’t see on the Upper West Side or in SoHo: a 2,000-square-foot barn with three 12-foot bay doors and a second-floor storage space.
Christopher and Kristen Zimmer bought the property and had the former model home installed in 2000. The home is manufactured with 2 by 6-inch framing, upgraded windows, and double insulation. The Zimmers added the barn in 2008, installed vinyl siding in 2010, and replaced the roof with architectural shingles in November.
The home, at the end of a long crushed-stone driveway that ends in a circle, is oriented so the only entrance faces the back of the rural property. Chris planned it that way so the majority of the windows in the open-plan living, dining room, and kitchen would overlook the front of the property as well as acres of open land beyond. The Zimmers have been busy updating and decorating the home. Chris, a welder by day, has a keen interest in design, remodeling, and cooking The home truly reflects his hobbies and talents.
One wall of the living room, which used to house a gas fireplace, now holds a 65-inch flat-screen TV, which the Zimmers are taking with them. Tall double-hung windows provide natural light and laminate floors add to the clean, modern look.
A stainless steel and glass free-standing wood stove between the living and dining areas is eye-catching, even when not in use. Chris said the stove heats the home so effectively they rarely use the forced-air propane furnace.
It’s All in the Details
When Chris remodeled the kitchen, he elevated the floor a few inches and covered it with 16- by 16-inch laminate tiles that look like slate. The lower cabinets have a black lacquer or enamel finish and the upper cabinets, some of which have translucent white glass fronts, tip up to open. All doors and drawers are “soft closing,” which prevents slamming.
The backsplash is made of very thin horizontal glass and stone tiles, which coordinate well with the gray solid surface counters and cabinets. The stainless steel appliances include a high-end extractor hood/vent with halogen lights installed above a range with five propane gas burners and an electric convection oven. There is a dishwasher as well as a French door refrigerator that will stay in the house.
A 6-foot-wide window set above the extra-deep stainless steel sink overlooks the back of the property and the two-tiered deck. A butcher-block-topped island provides seating for three and is plumbed for the possible installation of a small prep sink.
The home has a separate laundry room across from an updated full bath. It includes a round stainless steel sink, a combination fiberglass tub and shower, and a laminate floor that looks like pickled or whitewashed oak.
There are two carpeted bedrooms on that end of the home. The master suite is on the other end. It includes a vaulted ceiling, a walk-in closet, and plenty of space for a king-size bed. Chris remodeled the master bath, adding ceramic tile floors and walls and a walk-in shower with an oversized square chrome shower head. Glass blocks top a ceramic tile wall that divides the shower from the commode. His and her vanities each have rectangular porcelain vessel sinks.
While the many upgrades are reminiscent of finishes and features you might see in a SoHo loft, unlike its downstate counterparts this property has a well, a septic system and plenty of space for parking.
For more information, contact Kellie Jo Maher, of Coldwell Banker Prime Properties, at 427-0307.
At a glance
SIZE: 1,792 square feet.
LOT SIZE: 4.08 acres.
MONTHLY MORTGAGE: 471.*
SCHOOL DISTRICT: Central Square
A beautiful home would easily run you a couple hundred thousand, but it’s $124,900, including the land. Manufactured homes do allow you to have an affordable dream home. This more than proves the point. It’s a beautiful home and whoever buys it is one lucky person!
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