June 19, 2007

This Old(ish) House

So, as I mentioned yesterday (in, like, the world's most depressing Monday post, although I'll have it known I seriously pondered not mentioning death at all because it was already Monday and who needs a big downer like that?), we survived our first weekend with a house for sale. We're no longer open house virgins either. Is it wrong to be disappointed that we didn't get an offer yesterday? Okay, I know it's not uber-realistic but a boy can dream, right?

At your request (you know who you all are), I ventured around the house snapping pictures. If you've ever been curious how the Cactus-Fish family live, well, here you go.

You'd totally buy it, right?

Posted by Chris at June 19, 2007 6:23 AM

Of course. if I had the money and wanted to live in the US. Just the right size, decor and style for us!

Posted by: Katherine at June 19, 2007 6:56 AM

What a beautiful home. I can definitely see how it would be hard to leave, it looks like a fabulous place to grow a family in.

And I am so sorry about George. At least you have wonderful memories to remember him by.

Posted by: Teenuh at June 19, 2007 7:30 AM

matisee and john lennon.....interesting mix. :)

Posted by: reb at June 19, 2007 7:38 AM

ooh, make that matisse. :D

Posted by: reb at June 19, 2007 7:39 AM

I know you had to do it, but I miss the pictures behind the table. Looks great!

Posted by: sarah at June 19, 2007 7:49 AM

The cactus family lives nice ;)

How much are you hoping to get for it?

Posted by: Anette at June 19, 2007 8:12 AM

The cactus family lives nice ;)

How much are you hoping to get for it?

Posted by: Anette at June 19, 2007 8:13 AM

You have a great hizzy...I'm sure the offers will roll in soon enough. I, too, have a red office/library. There's just something about that color. I think it makes me read faster.

Posted by: You can call me, 'Sir' at June 19, 2007 8:15 AM

I would buy it, but only if it was where we're looking, which it's not, so I'm sorry. Keeping my fingers crossed for you guys that it sells fast though.

Posted by: Jessie at June 19, 2007 8:38 AM

I think I would dream of a quick sale too. It isn't realistic, but it is understandable.

Yes, I'd buy it if it were in NY.

Posted by: Maria at June 19, 2007 8:50 AM

Your house looks great! People would be crazy not to buy it.

Posted by: bad penguin at June 19, 2007 8:53 AM

love it.
seriously, i love it.

Posted by: ali at June 19, 2007 9:03 AM

Looks great, especially love the master bathroom!

You took down all your personal family pictures didnt you? I thought I remembered some black and whites in the dining area.

Posted by: alfredsmom at June 19, 2007 9:12 AM

Very nice, I'll take it!

I wish.

Posted by: Jenn at June 19, 2007 9:36 AM

Lovely! And isn't funny how sparkly a house is while it's on the market? If only one could actually live that way.

Posted by: aimee/greeblemonkey at June 19, 2007 9:45 AM

The saddest thing I've found about selling a house is that it always looks better when you put it on the market then when you actually lived there. Stuff you've put off has to be done and you think, man, why didn't I do that before?

I haven't kept up for a few days so if someone has already suggested this sage piece of wisdom my apologies. Get a St. Joseph statue, any size will do, plant it in your front yard as close to the curb as possible. I believe he's to be burried upside down and facing the street. Check out http://www.stjosephstatue.com for proper placement and "official" instructions. You know, if noting else it's fun to bury little plastic things for posterity

Posted by: Johnny Smoke at June 19, 2007 9:58 AM

Ok. I totally love it! Can you send the color of the paint in the MBR? Our new house has a brick red accent wall in the MBR that is giving me nightmares!

Posted by: Steff at June 19, 2007 10:21 AM

dude, the house looks fab, but your coffee table is BARE!

the horror, the horror!!!


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Posted by: Cheryl at June 19, 2007 11:30 AM

I'd totally buy it if A) We had the money and B) we still lived in the area. I always loved your house... and was always so jealous of those wood floors.... *sigh* One day, one day... I'll own a house with wood floors.

Posted by: Corinne at June 19, 2007 11:42 AM

I'd at least make an offer! Oh, the things I could do with all that space in the basement!

Oh, and virtual hug for yesterday...

Posted by: smoness at June 19, 2007 11:55 AM

My condolences for George...

You house is totally fab! I would buy it in a second!!

Posted by: Sue R at June 19, 2007 12:10 PM

I would buy it. I love the colors. It will sell fast. I have faith.

Posted by: Alissa at June 19, 2007 12:16 PM

VERY nice. Don't worry, it'll sell. It's terrific.

Posted by: sue at June 19, 2007 12:44 PM

Good Luck with the house hunting Chris

Posted by: Tammy at June 19, 2007 1:10 PM

I'll give you $100 cash money.


Kidding! You have a lovely home.

Posted by: Jen, South Florida at June 19, 2007 1:26 PM

Oh, I'd SO TOTALLY buy your house if a) money were not an issue, and b) it was here in Ohio. Yes, I'm afraid to find out what kind of dump we can end up affording... I know it'll never be as lovely as your current place! I can dream, though...

Posted by: ironic1 at June 19, 2007 1:28 PM

That really is a nice home. I'd bet by the second showing, you should have some interested people. Best guess anyway.

I'd totally buy it, if it was in my price range and in West Los Angeles. ;) I love Mia's room, so pretty.

Posted by: Phoenix at June 19, 2007 1:56 PM

You can play football in that kitchen. It's freaking enormous.

Hey - just 'cause I've always wondered - is having a two story home -- well 3 story, I guess -- annoying? Do you feel like you're always running up and down stairs?

Curious question from the mind of a one-level homeowner. :o)

Posted by: Emily at June 19, 2007 2:19 PM

It's really beautiful, Chris. Looks like you and Beth have done a tremendous job of getting it ready. If I had a few hundred thou I'd so be on it ;-)

Posted by: Heather at June 19, 2007 2:28 PM

I'd buy this house based on the pictures alone! If I had the money, that is....:D It's gorgeous! I love all the warm light. And you guys have good taste in colors and furniture and such.

Posted by: Sparkle Pants at June 19, 2007 2:56 PM

I love the colors in the living room. I'd totally buy the house. I have $23 on me. How's that sound? ;)

Posted by: Collie at June 19, 2007 3:14 PM

I am currently going through the same thing. I am like a spider lurking in it's web, peering out my window every time I hear a car roll by, hoping they will venture to see what's inside....welcome to my parlor....

Posted by: Phil at June 19, 2007 3:38 PM

Your home looks great, but I expected that from previous pictures. Finished basements are huge. Good luck.

Posted by: Diane at June 19, 2007 3:49 PM

If I even owned my socks, sure...

Posted by: sandra at June 19, 2007 5:39 PM

How cute! I especially love the kitchen in your kitchen.

Posted by: kalisah at June 19, 2007 5:51 PM

Love the color sceme throughout. I'd totally buy it.

Posted by: Janet at June 19, 2007 9:33 PM

Wow... the place looks picture perfect! I hope you shared those photos with the realtor to use online or in brochure format!

Personally I'd totally buy it. Nice spaces. That basement's killer!

Posted by: coolchick at June 19, 2007 9:34 PM

Sheesh, I can't believe you're thinking of leaving it. I'd buy it in a second if only I lived in your neck of the woods.

Posted by: Amy at June 19, 2007 11:43 PM

i would never buy your house.
no offense, but i know *way too much* about what's gone on in those rooms.

Posted by: s@bd at June 20, 2007 12:45 PM

It depends - does the play kitchen stay? It looks like a mighty fun time!

Posted by: erin at June 20, 2007 2:02 PM

Your house is gorgeous! I wish we could buy it, but there's this thing with green cards and stuff.

Posted by: Nadine at June 20, 2007 3:19 PM

What a gorgeous house! I literally wiped drool from my chin, and I don't even have a recent dentist appointment to blame for it.

Posted by: Melissa at June 20, 2007 9:48 PM

I love the house! If I had money, I'd buy it in a second.

Posted by: Dee at June 22, 2007 12:11 AM

I think you are crazy to move. Your house is beautiful. I would buy it if I wanted to move where you live.

Posted by: Heather at June 24, 2007 2:48 PM

Oh man, if i had the money and wanted to live in the d.c. area, i'd totally buy it

Posted by: denise at June 24, 2007 11:31 PM

All people deserve good life time and mortgage loans or sba loan can make it much better. Because freedom depends on money.

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