June 03, 2005

would you buy this house?

Lovely vintage Craftsman; early 1900's charm and extraordinary detail. Gorgeous original woodwork: built-ins, crown molding and wainscoting. Hardwood floors. Great flow-through. 3 BR plus office. Charming country kitchen. Laundry room w/ extra half bath. Secluded front yard creates a sense of privacy. Large backyard with fruit trees. Front and back porches. Plenty of parking. Easy walk to boutiques and restaurants. Central air with filter and UV treatment; copper plumbing; earthquake bolting.

(pictures beyond the fold, as they say. Click on "continue" to see our pretty house.)











I was going to do this as a before-and-after set because every room you see in these pictures (plus some you don't) (well, okay, the laundry room) (and the front yard too) have been transformed by our sweat and tears. But I couldn't find the pictures I took way back when we first saw the house, so bah. And anyway, I'm tired. In the past couple of weeks, we've stripped and scraped and scrubbed horrid carpet glue off the front porch and then painted it, also painted the laundry room, also done a lot of general straightening and organizing.

The place is ready to show. Wow.

(Oh, and blurb wording and picture taking all copyright by me, myself and I. I love working with a realtor we've known for over a decade. He knows to give me room to do some things myself.)

Posted by Tamar at June 3, 2005 11:06 PM | TrackBack

It's gorgeous, Tamar. You have done a wonderful job with the house and I'm glad to hear it sounds like an easy sell. Good luck!

Posted by: Rachel at June 4, 2005 06:45 AM

Absolutely beautiful!

Posted by: Annie at June 4, 2005 09:29 AM

I'm SO sorry I'll never see it. But looking at those photos, Rachel and I agreed: if we wanted to live in LA, and could afford it, we'd buy it in five minutes.

Maybe it's a trailer you'll be bringing east?


Posted by: Chris at June 4, 2005 01:52 PM

Fabulous, Tamar. Just fabulous.

Posted by: pooks at June 4, 2005 08:40 PM

Without photos of the back yard I refuse to put in a bid anywhere near asking. Sheesh, people!

Posted by: Otto at June 4, 2005 11:39 PM

Stunning! And so tidy too! (I'm sure that's how it looks every second of the day, right?!)

Posted by: tracing at June 5, 2005 01:41 PM

Speaking as someone who has recently done a lot of house hunting, I'm sure we would be in a position like the two women you mentioned in a later post - we'd fall in love with it but not be able to afford it, and then be really sad that we couldn't. It is GORGEOUS, Tamar, just really lovely. I hope you find a new place you love (or end up loving) just as much.

Posted by: Jessamyn at June 9, 2005 07:49 AM

If we wanted to live in the States (and LA - which we wouldn't, but never mind) We'd buy it in a second. If we had any money that is. Somehow I don't think selling our house here in Australian dollars would be sufficient to raise the capital though...

It is fantastic.

And I sort of vaguely remember some original photos here - or maybe it was just long posts about removing wallpaper! Ick.

Posted by: Kay at June 10, 2005 12:55 AM
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