You never know what you’re going to find when you turn that key and open a front door for the first time. Even if you’ve seen photos of a house, there are sure to be a few surprises. Like, for example, this…
Who would ever guess that a house that looks so formal from the outside would be so colorful and contemporary on the inside? But that’s exactly what you get with this 1967 French Mansard home in Sunset Hills.
I picked this house today not only because I appreciate its boldness and whimsy, but also because it presents two very good lessons: 1) Don’t judge a property solely by its facade, and 2) Don’t focus on the current owner’s decor when you should be looking at the bones of the house.
It seems kind of silly, but there are some buyers who wouldn’t even consider this place because the photos show so much color. They’ll be turned off by the furniture, or distracted by all the “stuff,” and they’ll look right past the fact that this house is actually incredibly neutral. Most of the walls are white.
Another group of buyers, intent on finding a contemporary-style house, will skim right by when they see the exterior pic, assuming that the interior is also traditional. But what they’ll miss is a light, bright living space that’s been modernized and opened up. They’ll also miss this rockin’ finished basement, complete with fireplace, office and full bath…
This house is just one of eight in the small Fox Estates subdivision, which is adjacent to the athletic fields of a private grade school. It’s the first property to hit the market there in many years, so scoop it up while you can!
9120 Fox Estates has 4 bedrooms & 3.5 baths in 3252 square feet. It sits on nearly a half acre and is listed for $449,000 by Barbara Wulfing, Janet McAfee Inc.
If you’d like a buyer’s agent to show you this unique home in a fantastic locale, give me a shout! I bet all that color will make you smile!