Entries Tagged as 'Collections'

The Nightmare Before Halloween

November 12th, 2017 · 4 Comments

Twas the night before Halloween and all through this house, creatures were stirring, including a mouse?

Now let’s take a look inside this Great Bend, Pennsylvania house. [Thank you to KG for sending us these photos]
Here we see a pack of cigarettes and an ashtray, plus sugary breakfast cereals.

Ashtray in the bathroom.

There is a child’s toilet in the living room! Dad is paralyzed with indecision: should he remove the toilet first or the Halloween balloon or unblock the front door?

And there’s the child! A little big for that training toilet. He seems sad. Perhaps because he’s not allow access to the balloons?

Party like it’s 1999. Or 1979.

Sorry, but that planking fad ended three years ago.

Band practice.

Like father like son. A drum set in the boy’s bedroom.

Cluttered kitchen.

Enclosed patio with dog and clutter.

[Read more →]

Tags: Basement · Bathroom · Bedroom · Clutter · Collections · Curb Appeal · Dining Room · Family Room · Holiday Décor · Kitchen · Other US Cities · Patio · People In Photos · Pets · Staging · Toys · Wet Bar

Cluttered Coolidge Cottage

November 9th, 2017 · 2 Comments

Lots of stuff piled on in this Coolidge, Arizona home.

Baskets, spinning wheel, pot rack, and more. Lots of visual distractions.

It’s hard to see the kitchen because of the pot rack.

TV’s on. At least the pet is not in the photo.

There are two fly swatters in the kitchen, a shovel in the living room, and now a broom in the bonus room.

I have that same desk in my home office. It’s at least 20 years old. From Office Max.

Another view of the office and bonus room.

At least the doggy pee pads don’t have urine or feces in this photo. But why take a photo of it?

[Read more →]

Tags: Clutter · Collections · Dining Room · Kitchen · Living Room · Office/Den · Other Arizona Cities · Pot Rack · Staging

One Picture Sells a House

October 19th, 2017 · 6 Comments

There was only one photo to promote the sale of this home. And this is the one photo the seller chose. You can see his arm on the left side.

[Read more →]

Tags: Collections · Mesa, AZ Homes · Office/Den · Staging · Toys

Highs In the 80s & 90s

September 3rd, 2017 · 6 Comments

Thanks to our reader Sarah for sending these photos of a Waterford Township, Michigan home. Frozen in time from the 1990s with inspiration from the 1980s.

Indoor pool! With mirrored ceiling!

Movie set for Cocoon 3?

TV set for the 2017 remake version of Dynasty?

The Golden Girls’ summer home?

Miami Vice is now Michigan Vice.

Interesting dining room chairs.

Chairs provided in case you would like to stare at the stairs.

It’s a big house. New paint and carpet would instantly update the home.

Are you tickled pink?

[Read more →]

Tags: Bedspread · Carpet · Collections · Other US Cities · Pool & Spa · Ugly Couches/Chairs

Full House

July 23rd, 2017 · 11 Comments

Thank you to our reader Helen for finding this packed-to-the-gills home in Richmond, Texas. Here we see the sellers posing for the photo while their child hides under the table.

170723richmondtx01

Another view of the missus and her million bed pillows.

170723richmondtx02

Last Chance To Run!! Creepy Halloween masks, cow skulls, a child hanging upside down, and a lot of visual distractions.

170723richmondtx03

We apologize for the nudity, but someone “stole” her clothes.

170723richmondtx04

Too bad buyers can’t fully appreciate the features of this home. This room has nice flooring, a tall vaulted ceiling, and a big window.

170723richmondtx05

Sorry again for the nudity.

170723richmondtx06

Again, too bad it’s hard to appreciate the giant picture window and the nice fireplace.

170723richmondtx07

Here’s another view of this room.

170723richmondtx14

All that clutter would make me want to climb the walls too.

170723richmondtx08

The maid will be serving dinner in five minutes.

170723richmondtx09

Howdy, Pardner. Hope you like pillows.

170723richmondtx10

Wonderful life. Fun.

170723richmondtx11

He’s counting all of the overhead lights.

170723richmondtx12

It’s Christmas year ’round.

170723richmondtx13

The butler is not amused. Neither is the dog.

170723richmondtx15

Shoes are lined up on the stairs.

170723richmondtx16

Beware of pickpockets and loose women.

170723richmondtx17

Be nice or leave. Or the maid will give you the “brush” off.

170723richmondtx18

He’s waiting to join you in the shower.

170723richmondtx19

The back yard of this property reaches a canal. It’s a lovely shade of brown. When it rains, the cow urine & poop drains into the canal.

170723richmondtx20

[Read more →]

Tags: Art · Bathroom · Bedroom · Clutter · Collections · Dining Room · Dolls · Fake Plants & Flowers · Family Room · Hall of Shame - Tacky Décor · Holiday Décor · Kitchen · Living Room · Other US Cities · Pets · Staging · Stuffed Animals · Taxidermy · What Were They Thinking?!?!

The Collectors

July 21st, 2017 · 2 Comments

Be careful visiting this house. The seller will try to collect your sole.

170721a

Doll collector in Hallstead, Pennsylvania. Thank you, Kelly, for sending this to us.

170721hallsteadpa

[Read more →]

Tags: Bedroom · Collections · Dolls · Other Arizona Cities · Other US Cities · Staging

Concho See Yourself Living Here?

June 13th, 2017 · 14 Comments

When four readers tell you about a house for sale, you’d better share it with others. Thanks to Karen, Karla, Eva, & Sarah, we present the cat house in Concho, Arizona. We’ll let the photos tell the story.

170613conchoaz01

170613conchoaz02

170613conchoaz03

170613conchoaz04

170613conchoaz05

170613conchoaz06

170613conchoaz07

170613conchoaz08

170613conchoaz09

170613conchoaz10

170613conchoaz11

170613conchoaz12

170613conchoaz13

170613conchoaz14

170613conchoaz15

170613conchoaz16

170613conchoaz17

170613conchoaz18

170613conchoaz19

170613conchoaz20

170613conchoaz21

170613conchoaz22

170613conchoaz23

170613conchoaz24

170613conchoaz25

170613conchoaz26

[Read more →]

Tags: Art · Attic · Bathroom · Collections · Family Room · Hall of Shame - Tacky Décor · Hall of Shame - Ugly Décor · Kitchen · Other Arizona Cities · Paint · Ugly Décor · What Were They Thinking?!?!

Clowning Around In Canada

May 21st, 2017 · 5 Comments

Thank you to two readers who sent this photos, M.L. and Jennifer. A house of clowns in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, not far from the town of Ontario. Enjoy!

170521brantfordontarioca1

The sellers collected thousands of clowns.

170521brantfordontarioca2

Everyone loves clowns.

170521brantfordontarioca3

Especially buyers.

170521brantfordontarioca4

[Read more →]

Tags: Bedroom · Clutter · Collections · Dining Room · Dolls · Family Room · Other International Cities · Staging · Wallpaper · Wood Paneling

Built-In Media Niches

April 18th, 2017 · 2 Comments

It was popular in the 1990s and early 2000s to create massive built-in entertainment centers or media niches. Back in the day when TVs were narrower and also when big TVs were very deep. But nowadays, most of these media niches are functionally obsolete. Today’s TVs are wider and shallow.

170418a

This TV actually fits in the niche. But the surrounding niches only encourage home owners to become collectors. Future hoarders?

170418b

Sometimes they are used only to display items.

170418c

They can also be demoted to secondary status. The knotted curtain gets full priority in this room.

170418d

Or completely ignored. They’re also great dust collectors.

170418e

[Read more →]

Tags: Clutter · Collections · Entertainment/Media Niche · Glendale, AZ Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Phoenix Homes · Staging · Window Coverings

The Oscar Awards Are Tomorrow Night

February 25th, 2017 · 3 Comments

Which movie will take home the Oscar for Best Picture tomorrow?

Arrival?

170225a

Fences?

170225b

Hacksaw Ridge?

170225c

Hell Or High Water?

170225d

Hidden Figures?

170225e

La La Land?

170225f

Lion?

170225g

Manchester By the Sea?

170225h

Or Moonlight?

170225i

[Read more →]

Tags: Basement · Bathroom · Bedroom · Collections · Curb Appeal · Faux Paint & Murals · Fence or Wall · Other Arizona Cities · Other US Cities · Pets · Phoenix Homes · Staging · Toys · Water Damage