AS A REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL, I AM ALWAYS ON THE HUNT FOR
I love people and the thrill of the hunt.
I also happen to love architecture and design.
I’m always searching for beauty that is born from thoughtful creation.
Whether it be interiors, fashion, fonts, food presentation or an amazing chalet in
another country PLUS everything else in between and beyond…
THERE’S JUST SO MUCH OUT THERE.
WITH VEINS OF DESIGN RUNNING A WORLD DEEP, isn’t it nice to have a select
few inspiring pieces delivered directly to your inbox?
If you agree, then I think you’ll enjoy my shared moments of simple eye candy
ACCORDING TO CARGO ARCHITECTURE “The Villa Boréale is a charming
contemporary cottage located in Charlevoix, an eastern region of the Quebec Province
well known for its wooded valleys, skiable mountains and breathtaking point of views
over the Saint Lawrence River….”
ACCORDING TO DESIGN MILK, “When a Seattle family purchased this 1914 craftsman
home in 2013, they saw the potential it had. The family wanted to restore the natural
charm of the house while at the same time modernizing the traditional layout of the
ACCORDING TO ALPINE MODERN “Artist and sculptor Othmar Prenner converts an
old farmhouse in the mountains of his native South Tyrol and realizes his vision of an
alpine dream home—between craftsman tradition and modern art.”
“To tub or not to tub?”
Q: “I am considering a remodel and upgrade of our current 2 bathrooms. The home
is craftsman era and both currently have bathtub/shower combo. When considering
resale value, what would my best option be? Should I keep at least 1 tub?”
A: In my professional opinion, if you know who your buyer pool is and factor that
into the equation then you can determine what would be acceptable. A modern tiled
walk-in will surely play better than the old standard to a large population of buyers.
However, there are still some buyers who want/demand a tub. Know that if you take
away the tub, you’ll be excluding from your buyer pool those who want a master bath
tub. If it were me personally and I was contemplating on what to do surrounding my
home (which I have done multiple times!) if at all doable, I would keep 1 tub. That way
you are covering all of your bases. Do a good job in the process and if you’re selling
right away, weigh out the expense vs. the return of a complete update. Many buyers
are particular and would end up redoing it anyway, so it’s something to consider.
NUMBER 1 MARCH ’17
THE DOWN AND DIRTY ON REMODELING RETURN
NUMBER 2 MARCH ’17
WINDERMERE 2016 Q4 MARKET REVIEW