Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Open House Tuesday!!!

Yes, it is open house Tuesday, even though I'm getting a late start. Since yesterday was Labor Day, I'm all messed up. I try to have open house Tuesday published on Monday night but I actually forgot about it until last night and spent a few minutes frantically trying to find a house to show you- and then I remembered this one. It is a historic home, as all the homes I've done so far have been, but this one is- let's say quirky. Cute, but quirky. I mean, really, we're all tired of looking at completely perfect homes with granite counter tops and polished wood floors, right? So the home we're looking at today is a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 1,698 sq. ft. cottage listed at $319,500. It is actually the most reasonably priced home we've looked at to date and the location is great with just a short jaunt to downtown Franklin. Here's a link to the agent's virtual tour so you can see many more photos. Are you ready to go inside?


See, it's cute huh? I think that there's a beautiful window hiding behind that really overgrown bush. Now really, who doesn't know that you're supposed to trim the hedges *before* the realtor takes pictures.

Here's the living room complete with fireplace and orange-ish ceiling. Now, you'll hear no complaints from me because I *love* color. When I do a painting they tend to be bright *but* not every buyer likes this much color...and it would take a *lot* of primer and paint to make it not so colorful. And who wants to paint a ceiling?

Here's the colorful dining room....And the colorful kitchen. I really like the yellow and think it works well in here. What you can't see is that another wall is painted cobalt blue halfway up.


Here's the den with a purple ceiling...

And the pepto-purple master...I'm going to guess that they are using this as their daughter's room.

Here's the surprisingly tame, and really pretty bonus room. And another upstairs bedroom that I suspect may be the master- with super-cool painted floors.Here is the room that I'd buy this house for- no matter what color the ceiling is. It's a perfectly beautiful sunroom with gorgeous windows and wonderful stone floor. And the outside courtyard.So what say ye? Do you like the color or would it send you running for a can (or 20) of primer?

9 comments:

Mary said...

What a fun house. I like it...I would change it to fit my taste, but I wouldn't feel like I had to change it immediately. Seems like a good price for such a great location. I love the sun room too...did you notice the ceiling is painted bead board? That's one of my favorite things.

Christy said...

Hmmm. I kind of like it how it is. It has personality, and I can never argue with that. I'm with you, though. I'd buy the house in any color just to have that sunroom. Sigh.

Tisra said...

Wow. Quite reasonable. I've passed that house a zillion times and wondered why it hasn't sold yet- you think it's the paint?!

Amy said...

Mary, it is a fun house isn't it? I think the only thing that I'd want to change right away is the completely red dining room. I think the red ceiling would make me feel a bit closed in. I also didn't notice that the blue ceiling in the sunroom was painted bead board. I love it too and have thought that maybe I should do that in our bathroom.

Christy- *Everybody* needs a sunroom like that.

Tisra, I do think it's the paint. I can't think of any other reason for it to not sell.

Mary said...

Oh...and I love painted wood floors too. That bedroom reminds me a little of my boy's room, just a little funkier.

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Hooked on Houses said...

Whoa! I got a kick out of all the colors in this house. It made the rooms really fun to look at. I mean, an orange ceiling? A purple ceiling? And a red ceiling? You don't see those every day!

It's an adorable house. I'm really diggin' that sunroom. I might be willing to paint a few ceilings to live there. Although I have a feeling a lot of other people might just keep on walkin'. Maybe they can find a buyer who loves color as much as they do.

I love your open house Tuesdays, Amy! -Julia :-)

Tracy Mock said...

OH MY!!!! I love love love it! I would not change anything about it. Its so alive and wonderful! I would never leave the back court yard.....

Amy said...

Thanks, Julia. Open House Tuesdays are fun. Sadly, this house has been on the market *forever* and I'm guessing it's because of the color. I'd buy it because I love color but I'm probably in the minority.

And just so everyone knows, Chloe left the "love your blog" comment- I didn't want anybody to think that it was weird.