Wednesday, June 3, 2009

"was known as wormers Inn in the 1800s"

 

Oh, Lord. It's hot and humid (by Western Washington standards, i.e. above 65 degrees F) and we don't have air conditioning and the kiddie pool sprung a leak and I spent the morning cleaning the garage and just looking at this listing Sandra found makes my eyes itch. So I share the joy. Here! For you! Still Life with Quarterback, Bird Cage.

23 comments:

Bryan said...

Thank you. Now I'm itchy. I suppose the exposed metal duct chase in one of the formal rooms is one of the house's "improvements"? The realtor is to be congratulated for taking pictures of a house that's over 200 years old and managing to show almost NO historic details or character! Bravo!

newportjoey said...

Those 2 old ladies on BBC need to come and clean the dump up. I can imagine that the toliets must be outside and taking swab samples would only show the Unibomber left some DNA here. Obviously the children have sexual identity crisis. AND NOT A FREAKING CHAIR in the place!!! Trailer park without the wheels.

V- said...

Does the historic sign commemorate the last time it was cleaned?

Angel said...

It's sad to see what was obviously at a grand home in such disrepair. Hope somebody with some money and an eye for historical renovations takes this and makes it beautiful again.

Anonymous said...

I looked at the entire listing. Lot of focus on the ceilings. And most of them ain't so hot, so makes me wonder ~ what the heck is on the floors?

Mandy said...

I keep going back to that photo of the kitchen sink. (At least I think there's a sink under there.)

Ann said...

Whoa! I've never seen more wavy ceilings in my life. I get the feeling that one more drop of rain water will cause everything to burst.

Claire said...

This one just seems really sad to me. I imagine a young couple buying a house that needed some tlc, but was livable and that everyone described as "having good bones." Then instead of being able to pay down the mortgage, get some breathing room in the budget and take care of all those little things, there was divorce, job loss, never enough time or money, and the little things turned into big things. The dream house became like one of those nightmares you have when you have a fever.

Ah, maybe it's just me. The kids rooms just got to me a bit, that's all.

Chris said...

So some of the photos don't show the floor ... why? Or do we just not want to know?
And "could be" 5 bedrooms? I'm sure it's a legit real estate phrase, but in this case it just sounds like no one was game to count them *g*

Silliyak said...

Is this the historic home of the infamous Dean Woormer from Faber college?

Decadent Housewife said...

Imagine what it smells like.

Anonymous said...

"Eat-in kitchen"? EEEWWWW!

Stuart said...

I can understand why they'd call it "wormers Inn", as I can easily picture a dog or two doing the butt-scoot boogie across the carpets.

Hence the lack of floor shots in this listing.

Ew.

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

The realtor took the "Improve Your Photos By Shooting from Different Angles" course. However, they left after the first hour, so all they knew was to climb up on a ladder for the money maker shots. Cluttered photos scream THERE'S NO STORAGE SPACE. Aaaachoooo. Oh, and snow photos in June say "I've been on the market for too long".

MsPrufrock said...

Is it weird that I focused on the Joey Lawrence circa 1991 posters in the one bedroom rather than the rotting ceilings and ever-present cobwebs? Yeah, I thought so.

mudslicker said...

Eat-in-kitchen...um, that's debatable and methinks NOT!

Interior Inclusions: Smoke Detector? At that standard they should have included 200 year old dirt as an added historic bonus.

Kristen said...

Whoa! It looks like the house in the movie "Running with Scissors." *shudder!*

blake said...

I like how that instead of going for a modern or historic feel they used late 70's-80's decor.

Of course i always find 80's home decor the right choice.

scowl said...

I can't describe the sadness of the first photo. At one time this house had an incredible portico, the kind that we on the west coast can't even imagine being on a residential house. At some point someone decided they didn't want to maintain it and tore the most attractive part of the house off, leaving the columns to rot and a ghost of what was once there.

This is a mind boggling money pit with no hope of reward. The exterior is wrecked and simply waiting to be hidden under vinyl siding. The interior has been stripped of anything that may have been historical in it except for some door casings with 20 coats of lead paint on them. The wavy ceiling are probably the results of decades of roof leaks that were cheaply patched.

You would have to pour at least $200,000 into this place just to halt its demise.

Anonymous said...

Just when I worry that, when we put our house on the market, it won't show well due to the effective but not entirely asthetically pleasing fix that I found myself applying to a leaky bathtub situation, I see a listing like this one, and all is fine. Really, realtor? Nobody could have gone through with a big Hefty bag and tossed all that garbage out? Nothing says "come check out this inviting home like a pile of trash.

Christy said...

MsPrufrock! I was running through the comments thinking the same thing! Everyone saw all these other issues and all I could focus on was the Joey Lawrence pictures on the wall. I'm pretty sure I had some of those exact same pictures on my wall when I was in Jr High. Those are some OLD posters.

wendy said...

I was also fixated on the posters, but mainly wondering how one room could have Eminem and another room, Joey Lawrence and the Lion King. Was there ever a point in time when all three of those were popular?

Melenie said...

I can't believe people live like that. Somebody call DCFS.