Saturday, November 8, 2008

Green quarter-acre is the place for meeee

Front yard!


Back yard!

So verdant.

25 comments:

Stuart said...

Maybe the mower from the last listing saw this one and is on its way there. 'Cause the grass is always ... well, you know.

bikerchick said...

"Perfect for future Adult Family." Are they trying to sell this to munchkins, what? Perhaps that explains why all the interior photos are taken from the height / perspective of a family dog. Because they would best appreciate all that lush greeness featured in the photos.

Cellar Door said...

"Adult"? What?

Is there something a little... untoward about this place? Adult in what way, exactly? Is there something wrong with having children in this house?

slh35661 said...

I think this would qualify as a photoshop disaster. I am waiting for you to inform us that this is another house from New Zealand. I find myself looking for the turtle or the boy hiding behind a tree from previous listings.

Anonymous said...

The google street view shows the exact same place. . .before the airbrush crew came by and painted the lawn, that is!

And what's up with 'adult family'? What do they have against teenage parents? L!

William said...

I didn't believe that the trees were real. But maybe it's more the grass that's not quite real?

leftyfro said...

Of course you want an adults in this place, you'll get lost in the front lawn if you can't see over.

Glory von Hathor said...

"Blackhole Sun, Won't you come, and wash awaaay the raaaain...."

Oh, this isn't the set of the Soundgarden video hit from 1994? It's a listing?

Huh.

Chris said...

No, bikerchick, I suspect the estate agent him/herself is "vertically challenged".

As for that lawn ... is the house near a nuclear plant by any chance?

Nighttime barbeques would be easy, no need for outside lighting.

Anonymous said...

What the heck ia an Adult family business? A brothel?

Mombi said...

Is this after some sort of nuclear fallout?

Meg said...

See, I'm reading "Adult Family Home" as something along the line of Hef and his Bunnies. Cuz, you know, a few upgrades and you've got the next Playboy Mansion.

jackie31337 said...

Funny how oversaturating the lawn in the first pic has the effect of making the trees (which I am pretty sure were part of the original) look like they were comped in.

The Mef Thing said...

Sure, 'cause unbelievably long grass is a great selling point.

Anonymous said...

Ok, I was curious so I googled. "Adult family home" is the WA name for a current trend in assisted living or similar arrangements. It's staffed but supposedly they try to run it like a family home, not so much like a hospital. Could be for older people or people with various kinds of mental challenges. It's 2 to 6 residents in WA.

Sara said...

Yup, anonymous. To a Washington resident, there's nothing odd about the phrase "adult family home" (unless I think about it too much).

Marianna said...

Our realtor did this to our listing...along with puffy white clouds in the sky. I cringed! She loves her photoshop.

Marytoo said...

Wow, this is one scary listing! Nuclear green grass and an adult family business... I'm afraid to know!

Brandy said...

Incredible shrinking agent.... Makes for an interesting view of the place. Just wish it had a larger back yard, there's apparently only room for a small birdbath...

Chris said...

I'm looking at this again ... ya gotta wonder why the real estate agents think it's okay to 'shop out all the things that a potential buyer will notice straight away when they inspect ... like all the neighbourhood trees (in Street View, this is actually quite a nice looking house).

Tom Harding said...

Whats with the watermark on the grass image too?

D~ said...

The faux blue skies is more disturbing then the grass and trees. Let's be honest, Lynnood is in the convergence zone, so blue skies with fluffy clouds don't normally exist.

I should know, we used to live in the area. Couldn't wait to move away.

Texas Triffid Ranch said...

So verdant. So Photoshopped.

Anonymous said...

Here's what I don't get... why? I mean, not just "Why can't people learn how to Photoshop?", but "Why would you do this?" And it seems pretty popular... Yet...

Not only is it going to be obvious the instant a potential buyer gets there, but, is there really anyone for whom a badly-maintained front lawn is enough reason to not buy a house? That's not even on my list of things to think about whether or not I care about.

J-Rap said...

What is up with Lynnwood and all the "perfect for adult family home" listings? I started my home search up there and like, every third listing said that!