Today’s Friday’s Featured Flip is really good guys. It’s been a rough two weeks with flips and maybe it’s left you questioning whether there are any good flips anymore. The Fairview will restore your faith in flippers…or at least it may. There’s one decision the Fairview flippers made that may cause some of you to believe this was flip was a failure.
Fairview is in a quiet neighborhood in Berkeley and only a few blocks away from the Ashby Bart station. This particular area changes from block to block and from rough to not so rough. But even the rough blocks are still pretty desirable since (1) it’s in Berkeley; (2) it’s so close to a Bart station; (3) this neighborhood is solidly in transition; and (4) it’s in Berkeley. #notatypo
The buyers of this home will likely be a married couple who are either planning or expecting their first kid, or have a small child. They’ll probably work in the City and will likely pay over a million dollars for this house.
I think Fairview did a great job with both the remodel and staging. They did a very “thoughtful” remodel according to the MLS description. “Thoughtful” seems to be code for questionable remodeling choices. Here that choice was probably leaving the original woodwork unpainted. I personally like painted trim but I respect Fairview’s choice to not paint it, and despite my personal preference I would have probably made the same choice. Plus, they kept the gorgeous built-in hutch in the dining room instead of ripping it out to blow out the wall and make the space open concept. #hearteyesforfairview
And the staging is so, so good. Especially when compared with some of the staging we’ve been seeing here lately. One of the smartest staging choices they did was to put long white, gauzy drapes up in both the dining and living room. By doing that it really softened and minimized all the dark, original trim work. So smart.
I’m so curious to hear what you guys think of the dark wood trim. Let’s do this thing…
Living room: before
Living room: after
Dining room: before
In the next picture you’ll see the built in hutch. What they did to it was brilliant but you won’t see the genius move until we get into the kitchen.
Dining room: after
So much to love here. Do you remember how I said Fairview did a genius thing with the hutch in the dining room? Well let’s see if you can figure it out based on the picture below..
Master bedroom and bath: before
Master bedroom and bath: after
Bedroom #2: before
Bedroom #2: after
Small 3rd room: before
So they’re not listing this as a bedroom and I’m not sure why since it has a closet which is what I thought made a bedroom a “bedroom”. Mysterious…
Small 3rd room: after
Well there you go folks. What did you think of all the original trim work left dark? Yay or ney?