Thursday, 20 December 2012

For Sale

Offered to anyone - ANYONE - is this curiously presented and never before seen first floor, lovingly converted two double bedroom period flat. This property retains many of it's original features like doors, windows and a tiled roof. There are plug sockets and a cooker if you should so feel domestically inclined. This charming property is centrally heated. However it's always a good idea to keep a scarf, mittens and thermal undergarments on hand, as you never know what might happen when those bitter easterly winds gust through the rafters. This rare to the market property is surrounded by transport - cars, taxis, buses, bicycles, prams to name a few, and the local skies provide wonderful opportunities for plane spotting, day and night.

So shall we take a look inside? And if you aren't partial to brown, beige or cream, here's a pair of tinted glasses to help obscure any offensive furnishings. Remember, keep an open mind, it's all about the space inside.

Take off your shoes first please, you wouldn't want their soles sullied by the glue and snot melded on the woollen mix cream carpets now would you? Attach these plastic bags to your feet, and here are some elastic bands to keep them firmly in place. Don't worry, they won't obstruct your blood flow.


So first we have this double bedroom. This is currently where the little nipper sleeps. As you can see, there are four walls and a window. Unfortunately, this property doesn't come with the spotty chest of drawers. If you look closely at the carpet you can just make out the toddler's delightful artwork, she's really created quite a subtle abstract effect with about 20 mls of calpol. See those swirls right there? I think this adds character and real depth to this property.


Next is the bathroom. Now if you don't like the clean look, and would prefer a more organic feel, just rip the whole lot out and house a bucket in the corner. You might want to keep the tiles though, stripes are apparently this season's fashion must.


Now don't you just love this master bedroom? Ah, I see you are wearing the tinted glasses. Yes, there is a lot of brown in here, but I think this gives a cosy, nay, almost muddy waterhole feel of bathing with hippos. Don't you think this really transports you to another world? Ah, a poker face I see - but I bet there's lots going on underneath? To your right, the dark caramel walls are offset by this very commonly used feature wall. Some advice - don't stare at it when you're inebriated.  And see that fireplace? An excellent spot for housing deodorant or hairspray or your alarm clock even.  


Now this is the property's W.O.W factor - this very spacious lounge. Still wearing those tinted glasses? Good for you - a sense of humour I see! Now there is so much potential here. What you could do is go completely open plan by knocking through every wall, apart from the exterior of course, erect some vertical supports - a few strategically placed columns of heavily bound cook books should suffice, we don't want the roof falling in - and create one big happy eating, bathing, sleeping, toileting space for all those wonderful memories you are sure to manufacture in this welcoming home.


And if you turn around you'll see a stair case. That's your exercise sorted. No thrombosis. No heart attacks. This flat has it all! Now would you like to accompany me upstairs?


I hope this snow flurry isn't putting you off. It's only seasonal. Remember what I said about keeping a spare set of thermals on you? Just wait till you see what this kitchen does in the summer! Now as I've already said, there's plenty of great potential in this property. If you climb out of the kitchen window you could transform an unpretentious area about three foot long and thirty inches wide into a neighbourly look-out that will accommodate one person standing, binoculars, a cup of tea and a medium sized house plant. This could indeed add further value to this property.

(There's also a fully boarded loft area, home to a hungry and constantly flatulent Gruffalo.)

As an added bonus, the sellers have agreed to leave all their take-away menus, a few freezer bag clips, the BT phone book, and a hand written address list of local cake shops in what could become your personal messy drawer.  

So how does this property grab you? Still a poker face I see. Well I need to let you know that I will be expecting a number of competitive offers come Monday morning, so you might want to have a good, hard think over the weekend.

And before you leave, please could you return the tinted glasses, plastic bags and elastic bands - I have another viewing in ten minutes.

14 comments:

  1. Thats very tidy OM, did you all move out for the day?? I couldn't possibly put an offer in, I am allergic to Gruffalo :) Hope you find a buyer soon, looks lovely x

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    1. These are the photos the photographer from the estate agents took - it was a case of going from room to room and clearing stuff out - I can assure you that it usually doesn't look like this!

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  2. I think you've missed your vocation. LOL. Your place looks fab. Good luck with it. Bet you've got some good news soon X

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    1. Thank you - it took a lot of tidying - here's hoping luck wins out in the New Year! X.

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  3. Wow thats really beautiful. I love that massive lounge area and I love the neutral colours too. My kind of home. Good luck selling, I hope it gets snatched up quickly.

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    1. The lounge is my favourite room too - it's why I originally wanted to buy the place. Thank you - I hope it sells quickly too.

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  4. I'd been hoping you'd write a post on this :0) Your place looks fabulous - wish my house was as tidy as yours! The comment about the calpol patterned carpet really made me smile. We've got the same effect on ours too. Par for the course when you're trying to pour it out onto the spoon in the dark at 3am in the morning!

    Good luck - I hope the offers come flooding in.
    x

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    1. The tidiness is all an illusion - you should have seen the 'behind the scenes' when the photographer from the estate agents was snapping these! Calpol makes a right old mess doesn't it? Nothing worse than having it drip down your arm in the middle of the night! Thank you - I hope they come flooding in too! X.

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  5. There is no way you could have kids, the house is far to lovely.

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    1. You should have seen the mess behind the camera lens when the photographer was snapping these shots! :o).

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  6. I have this wonderful image of you behind the photographer, holding back the kids and surrounded by piles and pile of life. Like the whole house is holding it's tummy in!

    Your house is beautiful. I am sure it will sell. Just maybe don't alert potential buyers to your blog.

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    1. And you would be absolutely correct in your assumption - I was a human shield pushing against piles of toys and washing threatening to spill over and ruin the polished aesthetic being created :o). Thank you, I hope so too, and I don't think any buyers will find this (I hope).

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  7. You have a lovely home. Maybe leave behind the url of this post in the messy draw when you move out.

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    1. Thank you! That's a good idea :o).

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