“It’s unlike anything else around,” Ms. Taylor said. “Every time I would drive by, I was like, ‘Oh, my God, I love that house.’ I have to say I freaked out when I saw it on the realtor’s website. I was so excited, and so was Steve.”
Mr. Morton, an avid fisherman, was especially pleased with the location, as the home backs directly onto the San Miguel River. “That’s what really sort of sunk the hook in me,” he said. “The walk down to the river, and ability to fish right out of our backyard, was super intriguing.”
The couple bought the 2,200-square-foot house that July, for $737,000. They moved in immediately, but with minimal furniture, as they began planning a renovation. Although they were smitten with the exterior of the house, they found much about the interior problematic.