Monday, August 3, 2009

Virtual House Tour Part I

We have been enjoying summer to the fullest and I've finally organized the virtual tour of our home. Welcome! We fussed and primped, decluttered and arranged, organized, huffed, puffed and then asked for help to get our bright blue Cape Cod ready for listing on the MLS. The house got ready thanks to the hard work of Sam and many friends who helped along the way.

We've had five showings in five weeks and two open house weekends. No offers, nibbles or even feedback from any potential buyers. This is one tough market. But we are optimistic that it will all work out. And we have a lovely little cottage to enjoy in the meantime.

So, I'll start you on the main level in the hallway. This connects you to the living room. The gallery wall in the hallway actually had some gorgeous prints from a session we did last summer with the very talented Chris Jenkins. If you are in Las Vegas, call her! She has a great temperment, flair for color and she listens to your ideas. But I digress. I thought the amazing family shots would be too distracting to potential buyers. So, I dug through all of my still-life photography that I've taken over the three years and found some great prints that capture the colorful flora on our property.

Across from the gallery wall is the entrance to guest bathroom. When we bought the house, this property was the only offering on the market with two bathrooms. Knowing Esra's condition would require us to ask for help from our parents who live far enough away to require a place to sleep, we knew we'd need an extra space to house guests. It is small and quaint and cheerful thanks to the craftsmen-style stained glass overlay I added to the window. {I know, this is a Cape Cod in New England, but I wanted something craftsmen in my house!}

Head down the hallway to the living room. Knowing we didn't have much time to paint or money to reupholster, I redid the color scheme to incorporate what I had. The valances we a quick project and added a bit of flair to the room. I love the copper tones played against the blues hues and white and yellow notes of the furniture. We don't have any area rugs for Esra's ease of movement in her wheelchair. {I did see a lovely rug at Target a few weeks that would go perfectly here. Oh, well. Another house.} The television is tucked in the reformed closet. There were sliding doors, but we removed them and hid all the entertainment gear in the pine hutch.

Stay tuned. The Virtual House Tour will continue soon...

1 comment:

Melvin and Carly said...

Looks nice. Hope you find a buyer soon.