I see a house that is decidedly un-cool. It's a cold, pale blue, and brick, with air conditioners hanging out all the windows and gauzy curtains and brass light fixtures, and they have paved most of the front yard. Do I even need to get into the use of plastic flowers and pinwheels as landscaping elements? I'm talking about the house across the street from mine. In some ways, its curb appeal is more important than even what my own house looks like, in that I look at it from all my windows. All. Day. Long. So, I fantasize: maybe someone will buy it and go all super-freak on it!
And, now it's for sale. It's not getting much traction, for reasons stated above, and for a very, ahem, optimistic price. I want to sneak over at an open house and staple these pictures to the back of the MLS listing sheet:
Cute, right? Dan Davis Design in Michigan did this work, and the details can be found at Design Sponge. I think it pretty much proves that there is hope for even the most bland of exteriors. Hey, Dan, want to move to my block?
(photos: Design Sponge)