Tuesday, June 2, 2009

It's worth it to be so close to Archie McPhee's

 
You're trying to sell a house. You could try to get the blue tarp out of the way, a job that would take all of five minutes... or you could say "It's only a quarter million bucks for a two-bedroom, 100-year-old house with a wood stove for heat. Screw it," and just take the photo.

18 comments:

GaryM said...

Not to mention all of the photos are taken from the same side of the house, at about the same distance. No inside pics. Mad dog? Bad smell? Rabid Chairs? Makes one wonder...

Alissa said...

Gary, you may be onto something. Could it just be a movie set?

MargoNellie said...

That particular Archie McPhee's is moving. So I guess it's not worth it anymore?

(OvO) said...

There's only one Archie McPhee and they lost their lease for the Ballard location. In fact they just opened up their new home in Wallingford on Monday. So much for that selling point. :p

Stuart said...

Alissa - I believe that may indeed be the set for Stephen King's next novel, "The Evil That Lives in the Northwest Section of that Ugly-Ass Parcel".

Maybe.

Angel said...

How can we make it look good? Let's try this angle. Hmm. Wait. Maybe over here. Oh, that's not good either. How about from here... oh, screw it. Post the pictures.

Jeanine said...

In fact, Archie McPhee (no 's, please!) has already moved to Wallingford and is now open for biz. So, the house is doubly screwed!

Anonymous said...

I live in Seattle and am in the process of getting a condo ready to sell and then buying a house, so I understand Seattle prices, but I have to disagree with the listing that this is "one of the best deals in the area."

Sara said...

Whoops. I go to Archie McPhee's only once a year, for stocking stuffers (hi Pete!), so I hadn't realized they'd moved. THIS BLOG NOT TO BE USED FOR NAVIGATIONAL PURPOSES.

caroline said...

Where I live this would be considered a fantastic deal. I think I need to move.

mudslicker said...

Gee...someone should have told Archie McPhee that they were making a real boner move by relocating away from this blue tarp and little piece of homestead heaven.

How will people be able to find their store now?

Melissa ~ Wife to 1, Mom to 5 said...

Ha ha ha! I just got it! Flip thru the pictures while keeping your eyes on the set of two lovely trees. THEY are the reason for the photos!! Seriously, what lovely tree specimens you're getting for a cool quarter mil price tag!! And, what the heck is Archie McPhee?!?!

avocado said...

What does this even mean?

"Utility Information
* Energy Source: Wood"

Does that mean wood as opposed to electricity or gas? Please tell me I am missing something.

Anonymous said...

Is this really what 250K buys in Seattle???

Sara said...

Avocado: I took it to mean that the house was heated with a wood stove.

Mary said...

Man I'll bet that place smells fanTAStic on the inside. The lack of interior pictures leads me to this assumption.

Anonymous said...

i think it'd take more than five minutes to move the tarp, what with all the crap piled on top of it. which kind of defeats the purpose, no? but you could easily move the camera slightly and not show afore mentioned tarp, and save time and ugliness in one go

Anonymous said...

It sold for $205k. Nuts!