Monday, March 23, 2015

Going Inside: Part One

Enough of hanging around outside. It’s time to head inside our new house. 

One of the most interesting things I learned in our year long search is how real estate photography has moved into the glamour shot business, meaning that what you see online is not reality. Special lighting, special lenses and the ever-popular Photoshop means that everything looks bigger, better, glossier, newer. For today, I'll stick with the realtor’s photos today just to give you a sense of what drew us to the place in the beginning. There will be lots of time later to see what these rooms really look like. And to avoid buyers' fatigue we'll start with main rooms and come back to the less interesting rooms in later this week. 

 The view from the front of the living room looking back to the dining room and kitchen. The owner moved out before the house was put on the market so they went with minimal staging—cheesy art and a plastic plant. Note the lovely warm glow and polish of the floors

Look, more plants! Also, a nice slate hallway and a solid wood front door.

 The dining room with the dual sided fireplace. To the upper left is another plastic plant in what we're pretty sure would be a nook to stack firewood. Important note: the light fixture hangs at about 5'6" meaning that I have a permanent dent in my head from the number of times I've already walked into it.

Could this be more of a June Cleaver kitchen with it's sunny yellow cabinets?! They are the originals, which I'll share more about later.

The first of the wallpaper. The wallpaper and the fridge on the opposite side of the kitchen away from everything. All by itself.

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