Entries Tagged as 'What Were They Thinking?!?!'

Like Father, Like Sons

November 4th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Father’s man cave. Notice the well-maintained leather couches.

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Wall-to-wall stuff. Check out the “thou shall not whine” sign.

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The father’s son’s room. Completely filled.

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Walls and ceilings are completely covered, thanks to dad’s example.

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Dad’s bedroom. No surprise here.

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This is not how we suggest staging a home when selling.

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The father’s teenage son has taken over the guest house, with decorating help from dad.

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The son will likely pass on his habits to his offspring.

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What is that?!

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Eclectic Home In Avon, Connecticut

October 16th, 2016 · 18 Comments

Thank you to our reader Jennifer for finding this very unique home for sale in Avon, Connecticut. There’s a lot to see and lots of photos to share. Enjoy.

The seller appears to have an artistic quality, with embellishments throughout the house. The stair balusters are covered in fabric.

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The seller added goop to the staircase risers.

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There are smears and goop all over the kitchen.

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The kitchen, we think.

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The breakfast room.

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More goop in the parlor. Even the piano was painted.

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Check out the ceiling.

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The bathroom.

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Another bathroom.

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At least the curtains aren’t knotted.

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A closer look.

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More goop on the door. There’s a lot of sanding required to remove the goop.

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Another look at the staircase.

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Let’s look at the bedroom now.

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Gauze for alarm?

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The window panes were painted.

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The dining room.

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Walls and ceilings were touched in every room.

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Gauze and effect. How would you remove the gauze and goop from the walls?

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Pond-er This

October 13th, 2016 · 2 Comments

A pond in the front yard creates a sense of arrival for potential buyers.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Landscaping · Phoenix Homes · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Made On Porpoise

October 11th, 2016 · 3 Comments

Fish pond or water feature surrounded by dolphins.

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Maybe these two dolphins escaped from the controversial Dolphinaris Arizona attraction in Scottsdale, Arizona? Someone thought it was a good idea to bring eight dolphins to mega-hot Arizona, so they can boil in the hot sun and hot water while humans pay to swim with them.

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Lots of Washers But No Nuts

October 7th, 2016 · No Comments

Here’s some art work obscene seen in a bathroom during a home tour. Not appropriate for children. Washer or wash-her?

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Tags: Art · Bathroom · Phoenix Homes · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Waves of Joy

September 27th, 2016 · 7 Comments

Big waves of excitement at this home. Happy cloud, sad cloud.

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And then we see this.

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Things get cheerful again in the living room. The circles on the ceiling are meant to distract you from the flooring.

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Polka dots.

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More ceiling damage in another room.

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Yes, those are pieces of broken mirror! On the ceiling!

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Mirror, mirror, on the wall ceiling.  Who’s the dangerous room of all?

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The best room in the house.

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The Grotto

September 22nd, 2016 · 8 Comments

Make your bathroom into a delightful garden.

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Unbelievable!

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Tags: Bathroom · Wallpaper · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Custom Tile Work

September 14th, 2016 · 5 Comments

I saw this bathroom during an agent home tour.  Sunken bathtubs are common in that part of Phoenix.  But the two pieces of tile are not.  Why add the tile there and do the custom edging?  Unless the tiles are covering up something.

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BBQ, Fire Pit, Or Fish Pond?

August 26th, 2016 · 3 Comments

This odd, submerged structure with the metal grate in the middle is either a BBQ grill or a fire pit where people gather around (with no seating) or it is a fish pond.  I doubt it’s a fish pond; there is porous flagstone on the bottom.

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Here’s a more distant view.

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Back Splash Ideas

August 19th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Plain walls in kitchens are boring.  Why not spice things up with peel-n-stick vinyl squares on the walls?

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Or use tile shards as a creative mosaic back splash?

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Neat idea?

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