Honolulu & Melbourne

March 2nd, 2013 · 6 Comments

I went to Oahu, Hawaii and then to Australia (Cairns/Great Barrier Reef, Uluru/Ayer’s Rock, & Melbourne) for 2 1/2 weeks in February.  I wrote new posts in advance and was able to update daily during my vacation.

Here’s a rusty kitchen in Honolulu.

rusty rusted kitchen cabinets fixer-upper Honolulu Hawaii home house for sale real estate photo

Misery loves company.  It’s nice/sad to know they knot their window curtains in Honolulu too, as seen at a different house.

stupid dumb ugly bad trend tying window curtains drapes in knots Honolulu Hawaii home house

Oops, they did it again in the next bedroom.

stupid dumb ugly bad trend tying window curtains drapes in knots Honolulu Hawaii home house

Here’s the front of the house.  You can see a knotted curtain in the window.  Looks like they tried to shove a mattress through the window.

ugly curb appeal exterior mattress shoved through window Honolulu Hawaii home house for sale

Clash of the Patterns in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.  The wallpaper is fighting with the carpet for attention.

ugly carpet wallpaper pattern Melbourne Victoria Australia home house for sale real estate photo

This next Melbourne house would be really nice if the walls weren’t cracked or peeling.

wall cracks peeling fixer-upper Melbourne Victoria Australia home house for sale real estate photo

Tags: Staging · Carpet · Curb Appeal · Kitchen · Clutter · Window Coverings · Wallpaper · Fixer-Upper · Other US Cities · Other International Cities

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Mary Withrow // Mar 2, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    Some people put crack in their walls? lol -But in this case there has been water damage under the window at some point and time as well. Wow old carpet use to last 40 years! ha ha

  • 2 WildCard // Mar 2, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Hope you enjoy your trip..;) The first pic, is all that rust due to sea salt? I’d love to have the sink..I don’t understand why folks knot curtains.

  • 3 Greeney // Mar 3, 2013 at 12:49 am

    The sink in the first pic is the same as the one we had in the Victorian house where I grew up. I remember giving myself home perms in the kitchen as a teenager.

  • 4 Murphy // Mar 3, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    Leif, I am jealous of your vacations!!

  • 5 Tracey Lee // Mar 4, 2013 at 3:25 am

    Australia has been very very dry for the last few years. When rain does come, it comes in massive torrential bursts. The constant expansion and contraction have made cracks so big you could drive a truck through them. Most of us with older homes have given up trying to fill .Such is life!!!!

  • 6 house for sale melbourne // Apr 8, 2013 at 2:11 am

    cool post. very informative. Thanks and keep posting

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