Wanted to share my very unique home for sale!

estrella18November 8, 2013

Hope this is allowed. I've been on the building a home forum for a little while, but we are finally listing our current home and I wanted to share it with you guys... do you know anyone that wants a completely remodeled water view cottage in the Pacific Northwest?!

Here is a link that might be useful: water view cottage in PNW

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oregpsnow

My goodness that is a great house! I love it. Cute and in beautiful shape. I am sure someone will snatch it up quickly.

    Bookmark   November 8, 2013 at 6:13PM
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estrella18

thank you @oregpsnow!! I am so nervous that it wont sell. Biting all of my nails off in this process. :D

    Bookmark   November 8, 2013 at 6:15PM
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DLM2000

It's fabulous!!! Love the house (love it so much I'm sending the video link to my son), and my husband commented on how creative the video is - kudos to your realtor! I don't know how long you've lived there or how much work you've done but it's all so well done, shows perfectly and will probably be gone in a flash.

    Bookmark   November 8, 2013 at 6:33PM
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estrella18

@dlm2000 - thank you SO much!! We've done the whole house top to bottom. Basically gutted it, keeping only the architectural details that were special (beams/plaster walls/wood floors, etc.) We finished the basement, including 2 beds + 1 bathroom down there and a bedroom + bath above the garage. All new electrical, plumbing, heating, insulation and windows. Oh and the main thing was a small 2 story addition to double the size of kitchen and master bath.

It's been a labor of love to say the least...it was really ugly when we bought it, haha! I hope someone enjoys it :)

Thank you for your kind words!

    Bookmark   November 8, 2013 at 6:42PM
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littlebug5

Yes, I agree that this is a very nice video of your house. But if you scroll down to the bottom of the postings page, THS states that it has a very strict no-advertising policy.

Good luck on your sale.

    Bookmark   November 8, 2013 at 7:08PM
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oregpsnow

Certainly there is a no advertising policy here but this forum is a bit different than most of the others and people post links to their houses all the time. The house was just listed today and I think the OP was really looking for some positive feedback and reassurance that the house was cool - which it is. I, for one, really enjoyed seeing it. Sorry I can't afford it. But someone who can will snatch it up very soon.

    Bookmark   November 8, 2013 at 7:22PM
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estrella18

Sorry I wasn't trying to advertise, like I said, I've been over on other garden web forums (buying a home and kitchen reno) and was just excited to share it here and get feedback! We have barely shared any of our renovation process, because it was constantly a work in progress, so I'm just a little overly excited that it's done and listed.
We just had our first showing and now I'm nervous!

sorry @littlebug. If this needs to be deleted, that's fine. I can post pics of it, right?

    Bookmark   November 8, 2013 at 10:19PM
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estrella18

my original post was a bit tongue in cheek, I don't really think I will get a buyer from garden web, just proud to show it off!

    Bookmark   November 8, 2013 at 10:21PM
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Gooster

Estella you did a fantastic job on the reno. The new owners would be quite lucky to grab such a charming place in such a great neighborhood. Is the 2750 square feet inclusive of the basement and garage? I love all the wood work and your use of color throughout. Best wishes for multiple offers.

    Bookmark   November 8, 2013 at 11:56PM
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estrella18

@gooster - yes it includes the garage apartment, rough numbers = main floor 1050, basement 950, upstairs 600 and garage apt 150-200 or so. Not including unfinished storage spaces.

thank you for your comments, the realtor suggested adding more pops of color, so we've been buying lots of fresh flowers and trying to use blankets to brighten it up during this dreary season. :)

    Bookmark   November 9, 2013 at 2:28AM
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DLM2000

Anyone who posts a link to their listing looking for feedback probably has a tiny little flame of hope that maybe - just maybe - a buyer will come out of it, no matter how remote the possibility. But no one I've seen is using it as a means to seriously market their house - they are either wondering what's wrong with the listing and looking for help or excited about it and sharing here with people who understand the process.

estrella I think your house shows perfectly - not too neutral (ie boring), and not too colorful (ie ow my eyes my eyes!! It's the kind of house that will elicit a strong visceral response and someone will walk through the door and feel, I'm home.

    Bookmark   November 9, 2013 at 8:00AM
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xamsx

Cute house that shows teeny-tiny in this video.

Honestly? I got bored during your video. I turned the sound off after 20 seconds. I had hoped for a "guided tour" of what I was looking at, and if that happened after the first 20 seconds, I had already turned the sound off and didn't get it. Which meant you also lost me if you listed square footage, price, garage, what view I was looking at, and any other extremely important details.

    Bookmark   November 9, 2013 at 3:53PM
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estrella18

@xamsx - the listing shows all the photos. this is just a bonus.

    Bookmark   November 10, 2013 at 3:35AM
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estrella18

fwiw @xamsx it's a 4 bed 4 bath house w/ 2750 SF with a panoramic view of the puget sound. It's pretty special even in this area with lots of view homes.

    Bookmark   November 10, 2013 at 3:38AM
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christopherh

I'm glad you posted it. I love looking at the different architectures throughout the country. It's so much different than the styles of homes here in Vermont where we have homes and barns dating to the 1700s and 1800s.

Beautiful house.

    Bookmark   November 10, 2013 at 7:21AM
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sas95

That is a beautiful home. Thanks for sharing it here.

    Bookmark   November 10, 2013 at 10:06AM
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nancylouise_gw

Very nice video and home. Great views! The only negative to me are the bedroom shots. The first BR looks very small with that large bed in it. It looks like there is very little room between that and the fireplace. The bunk bed room also seems very small. That would be a problem for me. I like being able to walk around in the rooms. But other then that, great house. NancyLouise

    Bookmark   November 10, 2013 at 10:55AM
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peegee

I really enjoyed admiring your very charming home! I am curious about one thing, though. In my area of the northeast, basement footage is not counted, even when finished, but is also not taxed. In your area, are taxes accessed for basements? Good luck selling your home

(edited to say, best wishes in selling your lovely home! My good luck comment sorta sounded disingenuos, LOL!)

This post was edited by peegee on Sun, Nov 10, 13 at 15:39

    Bookmark   November 10, 2013 at 2:58PM
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beachlily z9a

I'd be very interested if I wanted to trade Florida's sun for overcast. It's a lovely home that will thrill the buyer!!

    Bookmark   November 10, 2013 at 8:05PM
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Zoe52

Beautiful home with a gorgeous view. I thought the video was very well done to make it seem like a home. Good luck selling!

    Bookmark   November 13, 2013 at 7:09PM
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Mmmbeeer

I love when people share their home photos here--those are the first posts I look at. Great job, you should be proud!

    Bookmark   November 13, 2013 at 7:55PM
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Acadiafun

You had me at the waterview through the bedroom window. Beautiful!

    Bookmark   November 13, 2013 at 8:25PM
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kellienoelle

Wow! I'll buy your house! I'll buy two of your house in case the first one wears out.

So, obviously I love it and wish I lived in your area and could increase my price range so I could live there. You did a great job with the remodel. Good luck with selling!

    Bookmark   November 14, 2013 at 2:03PM
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