Friday, July 24, 2009

No more pesky paper cuts!


Admittedly Jane's letter opener (seen on the wall, above) is a bit on the excessive side... but you should see what she uses for a fondue fork.


(Found by Anna.)

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

And, random photos of the cat and dog as well...I guess even high-end realtors make mistakes.

Anonymous said...

Wow, that's scary looking, huh?

Otherwise, it's a great home with a gorgeous view.

I love the outdoor deck.

Mid-C Frank said...

I'm always amazed at people with expensive houses that have virtually no art on the walls. But I am so glad these folks hit a good sale at "Wrought Iron R Us" -- especially love the candelabras around the TV.

Decadent Housewife said...

I like a clean castle.

Anonymous said...

I'm trying to figure out what that last photo with the dog is meant to show. That the place has stairs?

The Whiskeratti said...

Personally, I love seeing dogs and cats in the pictures. That white kitteh is beautiful!

bikergeek said...

There can be only one!

But I want to know why the back yard has a fence that looks like the protective barrier at a hockey rink.

Sue T. said...

I like the pictures of the pets, particularly the cat. Strangely, the critters are the most "human" part of the house. The rest of the house feels sterile in the pictures, even the exercise equipment.

Anonymous said...

Hrm, either the pets are included in the price (since the photo of the cat is so random; look we have a mat in front of the slider) or the owner or realtor that took the photos accidentally uploaded all of them without verifying which ones were there first. Good thing there were no naked photos in that batch they uploaded or we would have needed the modesty chair!

Anonymous said...

Bikergeek,

Since they are obviously up high and need a high wall to keep them safe, would you rather have the protective barrier at the hockey rink look and get that beautiful view through it or would you rather do a high opaque wall and lose the view? Guess which option they went with?

Tim Sutherland said...

I don't care about the view, I want to see the "w/washer7dryer" and "wwod decking&more."

ptooie said...

Man... somebody must have very good eyes and a very clear day to have an "unobstructive panoramic view of sunset&ocean"... If I'm reading that google map right, the ocean is at least 8 miles away.

Kit said...

Wow, I like that sword, but that's gotta be the first rule of even the laziest staging: your walls shouldn't menace potential buyers.

Stuart said...

With a resigned sigh, he left the Barbarian trade and settled into his new life as Conan the Suburban Blogger.

Anonymous said...

Ummm, I see the two fondue forks in the living room. Why are there candles on them?

jackie31337 said...

My guess on the hockey barrier: they originally planned to have wrought iron bars like the rest of their fencing is made of, but for some reason didn't get them installed. Maybe to keep the cat from sneaking out that way?

RJS said...

Damn. I wish I had a sword on *my* office wall. :(

Land of shimp said...

Okay, so that's the weirdest price. 799k to 819k? Who came up with that listing price?

Is the agent also an auctioneer?

Aside from memories of a past life spent plundering tacked to a home office wall, it's a nice enough house. I guess the price is because of the view (off there in the distance, seemingly concealed by the Mists of Avalon).

Otherwise it's just a mass production home. Nice, sort of lacking in personality. Maybe that's why there are random pet pictures. To prove that live creatures have lived there?

jenjen said...

Shimplander, ranges for asking prices are pretty common in San Diego. It means they're not sure what kind of offers they're going to get since the market is so volatile. If they get a low offer they can counter higher and still be in their range. Signed, been househunting in SD for EIGHT MONTHS.

Anonymous said...

Clearly the owners never watched Cautionary Tales of Swords.

(it's a hilarious - at least to me - series; go YouTube it now. Be aware it has foul language and is therefore NSFW/children.)

BadPixie said...

The sword actually looks like the sort awarded for excellence in PR--we had one in the firm where I worked. BUT it's never wise to have one sort of thumb-tacked on the wall, especially not right by you...

Keri said...

Note to self: If one sword on the wall is a no-no, half a dozen must be bad. Take all swords off the wall before putting house on market. Probably ought to get rid of the halberd in the hallway too. And the giant umbrella stand-like contraption holding all the other swords. And maybe that picture of Robert the Bruce about to bury his war ax in the head of Humphery de Bohun over the fireplacce ought to go into storage too.

You think I'm kidding? This is how medieval re-enactors decorate. Of course, you can't accuse our house of being sterile and un-lived-in.