Hey Folks! It’s Friday and today’s flip, Edwards, is going to take you on a wild ride — really high highs and a few low lows. Overall, I’d give Edward an A-. As is my custom with well done flips, I’ll keep my jibber-jabber to a minimum and just let you appreciate the after pictures. Warning: I recently discovered emoticons so you might notice a few sprinkled here and there…#yourewelcome
This house is in Berkeley and not that far from the homes of a few of my former co-workers. It’s been a while since I’ve spoken to them but a few years ago this neighborhood was in transition. My co-workers experienced a few of the by-products of living in a transitional neighborhood (e.g. car and house break ins, robbery) but that was many years ago. Coincidentally I was driving around this neighborhood a few weeks ago and was struck by how many of the homes had clearly been redone. My sense is that this neighborhood has officially transitioned and the million dollar price tag on Edwards supports that.
A family. No big surprise there. Both because it’s Berkeley and a good-sized home, makes it incredibly likely that a family will be the buyer. The only tricky part about that is that the master bedroom is on the second floor all by itself. This may not suit families with young kids because from my experience most parents want their young kids very close to them. I don’t happen to be one of those parents but I know this is a thing. I am still shocked to learn how many parents I know with not-so-young kids who still need their kids in bedrooms close-by. Can you say helicopter-parenting?
Let’s get to it!
What do you think of the front door color? Or the landscaping? I could have used a few more architectural details on the front. It’s so simple that the two small raised portions on either side of the roof line look like ears, making the front seem like a cartoon character’s face. Anyone else see that?
Living and Dining Rooms: before
Living and Dining Rooms: after
After a while at looking at the after pictures, the staging started to bother me. It’s generally pretty good but I think in a lot of areas there are too many accessories and some of the pieces don’t go with the general vibe they’re going for: boho chic. Thoughts?
I appreciate the kitchen but I’m not sure I’d say I love it, but I can’t put my finger on why I don’t love it.
As you know I’ve been advocating that flippers keep paneled or wood beamed ceilings. Well, finally someone agreed!
This half-bath has the coolest wall tiling I’ve seen in a long time. I absolutely love it!
Master Bedroom: before
Master Bedroom: after
I’m curious why they didn’t keep the sliding glass doors and deck off of this room. But the real mystery here is how they separated the closet from the rest of the room.
I love this bathroom too! It’s small but mighty.
Well actually I only have one of the bedrooms from before to show you.
Well there you go. What’d you think of Edwards? What grade would you give it?