Friday, February 13, 2015

The Cape Cod, part 1

Once upon a time, there was a sweet little cape cod in Morningside.  This gem of a house had been a victim of the recession and had lost its luster.  A savvy investor happened upon the house in the spring of 2014 and embarked on restoring it to its former charm.  Savvy investor that he was, he made the changes that were cost productive and impactful, but didn't quite take that extra step to transform it from house to home.  Let's take a look at the front.


The red front door was a definite improvement over the safe black that is so common; yet,  the entrance still left something to be desired.  The bushes were overgrown, the lanterns too small, the "x" detail on the door (which is hard to see in this picture) was more western than colonial or cape...

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The New Look

Then, Voila! New cottage style door, new lanterns and new landscaping.  I can't emphasize enough the power of landscaping.  More to come on that later.  First impressions can be everything when it comes to real estate.
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