Figured you'd like this "timeless" home.

jgoppAugust 15, 2012

With all the talk about what is timeless in a house/kitchen on this board, there is now this contender. The writer puts "timeless" in quotes for a reason. I think it is absolutely hideous, and looks either late 1980s or early 1990s. What are your thoughts?

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chiefy

no link :(

    Bookmark   August 15, 2012 at 7:31PM
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marti8a

And I'm so curious now.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2012 at 8:16PM
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jgopp

hmm that's odd maybe the forum was messed up. I'm trying this again. If it doesn't link automatically below here it is: http://www.freep.com/article/20120815/BLOG46/120815064/hosue-envy-farmington-hills-tudor?odyssey=tab:topnews:text:FRONTPAGE

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    Bookmark   August 15, 2012 at 9:03PM
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palimpsest

It's quite something.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2012 at 9:12PM
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Fori is not pleased

O my. And that area has so many wonderful Tudor styled homes from the 20s, why would you make a new one? Oh, I see. The old ones don't have room for all that flounce.

But. It does look like a home someone really loves and it looks REALLY clean!

Pink carpet almost always looks dirty to me!

    Bookmark   August 15, 2012 at 9:28PM
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marti8a

Wow. It's more than I could live with, but I like it for them. That white kitchen (basement?) doesn't fit though.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2012 at 9:40PM
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ak0402

I would like the home a lot if I could rip out every single wall treatment and all the fussy curtains. The home is in a lovely setting, and I like the stone on the outside. I could really do something with those rooms if given a chance to strip them. What is up with the wall treatments? I don't think it's that it's so '80's or '90's; the wall treatments would have been unattractive then too.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2012 at 10:12PM
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covingtoncat

Man that's A LOT of wallpaper. Not my taste, but good bones and as others have said, beautiful exterior and setting.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2012 at 10:18PM
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torontotim

I think they confused 'timeless' with 'stuck in time'. Gut job IMHO.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2012 at 11:23PM
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gaonmymind

Definite gut in kitchen and baths. But the bones and grounds are lovely.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2012 at 12:05AM
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slonewby

Looks like a Waverly ad from the 80's/90's. Soooo much wallpaper and gilded frames and odd carpet......

    Bookmark   August 16, 2012 at 2:08AM
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lilymila

Not my style. This looks like something that belongs to a 90 year old heiress.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2012 at 3:11AM
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sixtyohno

Someone will love it and appreciate all the work that went into it, but it would never be me.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2012 at 8:51AM
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Cavimum

LOL We see a lot of this type architecture in our area. We call 'em "starter castles."

    Bookmark   August 16, 2012 at 8:53AM
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nini804

Love the mauve carpet on the toilet seat in the powder room.

Amazing that a home that size could make me feel claustrophobic. Aack!

    Bookmark   August 16, 2012 at 9:09AM
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ginny20

It is a little much, isn't it?

    Bookmark   August 16, 2012 at 10:48AM
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mamasheshe

YIKES!!!!! Sensory overload. Need chocolate, or wine--FAST! The exterior is lovely, but that interior makes me edgy.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2012 at 11:06AM
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marcolo

Truly timeless, in that people in every time period would think it hideous.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2012 at 11:56AM
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EATREALFOOD

It would make a great set for another "the Shining" movie. Wouldn't want to be the child who grew up in that house--too big.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2012 at 12:28PM
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jgopp

marcolo: I love your comment. I don't think I know ANYONE who would walk into that house and think, "yeah it's perfect for me". Probably why they had to drop the price 900,000 in the last year.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2012 at 2:07PM
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cardamon

Loved the outside and the deck too. The rest creeped me out. I don't have to have that one. Yes, hideous it is

    Bookmark   August 16, 2012 at 2:35PM
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a2gemini

Gosh - too bad not my style....
But if someone handed it to me with the funds to maintain - guess I could learn to enjoy... of course if I had the funds to maintain - I could probably do a total reno...
Maybe a lottery ticket - wait, I think I have to buy one to win - where do I buy those tickets...
LOL but thanks!

    Bookmark   August 16, 2012 at 3:23PM
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donaleen

Way too fancy for me. I wouldn't find it comfortable.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2012 at 3:26PM
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mmhmmgood

I'm with TO Tim and marcolo. Clearly timeless has an entirely different meaning to this realtor.

Seriously. Sensory overload. Except for the one relatively un-fussy bathroom and the one almost fun kids room.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2012 at 5:22PM
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babs711

One of the comments says it was built 23 years ago. It looks to me to be at least that old or older.

Between the hunter green, mauve, raised tub and all the wall paper and colored carpeting (was that a carpeted bathroom or really dark tile) it screams dated.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2012 at 5:34PM
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Dando

The wallpaper is my favorite.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2012 at 5:39PM
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davidro1

image 12 has wallpaper with unicorns and rabbits lifted from la dame a la licorne; that same French tapestry that thousands have copied year after year.

trees are not big enough.

hydronic heat or air?

kitchen needs more lighting.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2012 at 9:47PM
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colin3

Is that a moat?

    Bookmark   August 16, 2012 at 11:51PM
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shelayne

Wow, that is stunning!

I would naturally remove all the wallpaper and mauve carpeting, and make several cosmetic changes, but the bones of the house, and the exterior and grounds are wonderful!

Someone will fall in love with what that house could very easily be! I so want to see the "after" pics! ;)

    Bookmark   August 18, 2012 at 11:11AM
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zeebee

Um. Not for me. I bought a house with that level of heavy Victorian wallpaper, curtains and lighting with lots of dark green and maroon paint, but it also had old-house bones: woodwork, moldings, original ceiling medallions, plaster walls. I'm not liking the great-room-centric McMansion "bones" of this one.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2012 at 4:02PM
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KristinF2012

They could spend 200K removing the wallpaper, updating the paint colors, storing all the personal items/staging the home, adding wood blinds/plantation shutters (and burning the current window treatments) and the house would probably sell for 500k more than its listed for. The kitchen isn't even THAT bad if you get rid of the wallpaper! I actually adore the house & grounds but the decor is far too busy!

    Bookmark   August 18, 2012 at 6:11PM
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mpagmom

It is timeless in that you would never guess that it was decorated in this century. I really love the exterior though!

    Bookmark   August 18, 2012 at 9:41PM
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lwerner

"Timeless." You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means....

Laura

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    Bookmark   August 18, 2012 at 11:56PM
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kathleencam

Yikes is right. The wallpaper made me dizzy. You could turn it into a hotel or something. It would be fun to rip out those flounces and start over.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2012 at 12:27PM
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