Wednesday, September 15, 2010

This time, it's for real.

Seventh Street Cottage is now on the market as of this morning. It will show up in the county GIS system tomorrow. By the end of the weekend, it will be included in the Charlotte Metro listings as well. The Realtor seems optimistic, but that is her job.

She's as done as she'll ever be inside. I'm doing a couple touchups today in anticipation of the walk tomorrow. She'll bring a team of agents to introduce them to the house. They'll never see all the things I see. In fact, I doubt they even notice that the bedroom doesn't have a door.

I think the ficus needs a bit of a pruning. It's spent the summer on the side porch.

The dining room seems a little dark, but it's romantic.

The bathroom is clean.

The kitchen is spotless.

Everything is in place.

All the lights are on.

A few pieces here and there, some books, and a plant make the second bedroom feel more livable.

The master bedroom is masculine, yet comfortable.

At least that's how I see my house now. It's staged as best I can with what I have. The leather sofa never materialized. The new headboard and nightstands have fallen out of favor with me. A proper desk will not be in my future. A table to seat all my friends in the dining room will just have to wait. I'm not disappointed. I'm eager to let it go.

I'm under contract until April 30, 2011. Let's hope it doesn't take that long.


FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Hope it sells quickly Tom. It sure is a little gem. You did a wonderful job with remodeling. Somebody will love it and make it their home.

Where do you plan on moving to, or have you figured that out yet?

Wishing you well ~ FlowerLady

Ginny said...

Wishing you luck! It certainly looks nice inside and out.

Chloe m said...

It is a nice place, it will sell quickly. Good luck!

Your fireplace mantel is exquisite!

scottweberpdx said...

It's absolutely adorable and I can only imagine someone will be delighted to buy it, you did an amazing job with the remodel, it looks warm, welcoming and sophisticated...good luck!

Darla said...

Here's praying God's favor over you and the sell of your house. It is a great house too Tom, you have done a wonderful job. I'll be curious to see what you purchase next..

gld said...

Tom, you have done such a great job remodeling that I know it will sell quickly.

I also think it is a plus that it isn't cluttered with lots of furniture and "stuff".

Future buyers can see what they are getting, an immaculate cottage redone with extrememely good taste.

The surrounding gardens will help imo.

Lucky buyers.

Kris said...

You've staged the house very well, Tom. Enough for buyers to see the room's function but not a lot of personal stuff to snag their eye.

I've only sold one house and it was an adventure. I'm sure you'll approach it with the same logic and gusto that you do everything.

Good luck!

Alison said...

You're going to have to rename your blog.

Randy Emmitt said...


By The weekend you'll have it sold and be looking for a new place to live! Looks great!

L. D. said...

The change will just be a move to another new project another great challenge or a great place to enjoy. I want to move to a house that is already put together and I don't have to repair anything for a few years. Your house has always been great looking and you have it perfected now.

Unknown said...

I have some serious love for your kitchen! You've done a grea job with the house,but the kitchen really won me over.
All the best!

The Redneck Rosarian said...

I read this blog as it's updated and I must say that you have built a beautiful home and garden space that anyone would be proud to call home. I'm sure it will sell very quickly.

Jimmy said...

Are your millions of tools put away in the basement? I'll never forget your photos of how you made your Adirondack chair out flats (or what ever they are called).
Hate to see you leave.minon

Betty819 said...

It will go within a month I'm betting or even the first few weeks. It's adorable and look at all the work you've put in there. Somebody will snatch that up in a flash!