December 27, 2012More Wild and Wacky Real Estate Listings From Sara’s Never Ending House Search!
By Sara In AZ
Ok, so y’all said you wanted to see more homes from the crazy side of our retro house hunt! Well, I found a few more houses that I thought you all might like to see. Check it out!
The first house, listed from Statewide Realty, looks SO cool from the outside. I LOVE that angled roof peak over the front porch and window.
And, I really liked this wood beamed and paneled room too!
Even the original fireplace was still intact, awesome!
If you look to the back left you can see that the light fixtures have been replaced with the dreaded “big box” fixtures…..nothing original left there.
Here’s where it starts getting sad……….looks like the kitchen cabinets are still original ( I think???) but were painted over a dark brown color and the original countertops were removed to install granite tile.
Isn’t this awful….. the house flippers would not spring for one vanity so they just slammed 2 single vanities together and hung one oval mirror in the middle. I can just imagine perpetually knocking heads with whoever I was sharing the sink with . They even painted the toilet paper holder the same color brown as the walls. ugh.
And the saddest of all……one little teeny tiny vanity in this bathroom with an unfinished particle board side. I know, nothing says “quality” like unfinished particle board right! I am sure that upon seeing this bathroom a great many people would think that SUCH care and quality work went into rehabbing this house they would, more than likely, buy it on the spot. HA!
And then there was this sweet little ranch listed by Mimosa Realty.
Which now looks like this.
It’s almost crazy isn’t it – you’d never even guess it was the same house in a million years! Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that older houses don’t usually need work……but to go to this extent!!! Wow.
It seems to me like this house will have to appeal to a very specific buyer, as this home comes across as reaching for that really ultra modern look.
This is the kitchen. To me it just looks like such a huge mish-mash of everything the house flipper probably thought was high-end crammed in there that it just doesn’t jive – you have glass, you have steel, you have black cabinets, you have white cabinets, you have wood (?) cabinets around the wall ovens, you have marble around the island, you have a different tile on the backsplash……it’s toooooooooo much.
Here is another view of the kitchen and great room in general. I am pretty sure they took down most of the walls and it looks like they also added that little wall fireplace to the back. Seems like those hand-scraped floors are all the rage these days doesn’t it.
This is the master bathroom. I don’t know about you but it would drive me NUTS to not have a mirror above the sink. Is there a mirror shortage going on or something I didn’t know about….is this a new trend not having hardly any mirrors in the bathroom???
And yes, this tub looks quite swell……I’m sure one could have a lovely bubble bath in it…….but what on earth is up with it sitting in a bed of rocks?!? Seriously!!!!!! I don’t even want to think about cleaning THAT up. eek.
Just give this girl a good old-fashioned pink bathroom any day and I’ll be one happy camper!