A subtle but awesome door…

 

If you sell this house, do you take the door with you?

Owl Door
Image: Imgur/incinerator1990
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What’s my new obsession with black?

black door trimI wrote a post the other day about black interior doors.

Now I am focusing on black woodwork.

I was just reading my Sunday edition of Houzz, and they featured an article on black woodwork.

While I have always been a huge proponent of white woodwork, these doors trimmed out in black are quite compelling.

Perhaps I need to re-think things…

If you’re interested in black trim, find the Houzz article here.

 

Image: Houzz/YLAB Arquitectos
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I had a great weekend…

I went to a wedding in the Adirondack Mountains this past weekend.

One of my oldest and dearest friends got married near her childhood vacation home.

Talk about a STUNNING bride, a stunning wedding and a stunning location.

I had never been to the region and all I can say is WOW! It was one of the prettiest places I’ve ever been.

One thing I noticed was that a lot of the houses had beautiful front doors. Not only the architecture of the doors themselves, but, of course, their colors as well.

I was going to take some pictures and feature them here, but I wasn’t sure anyone would want their door featured on a blog without asking permission :-)

In any event, one color I saw a fair amount was navy blue. I don’t know if it was because I was staying on the shore of Lake Champlain and homeowners were mirroring the water, but I did see a fair amount of blue.

Naturally I loved it and it is now an obsession.

The picture below was taken from the internet, but it is an excellent example of what I saw all weekend.

Needless to say, I was in heaven!

navy blue door

 

If you get an opportunity to visit the Adirondack region…GO! I promise you will not be disappointed.

 

 

Image: David Fuller, The Fuller View

 

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Sunday snooping time! They paid how much for that house?!?

Here are the local property transfers…happy snooping!

I am including Patch.com as a source for property transfers (by town). Originally I did not want to use this as a source because the pages don’t always load properly. I use a Macbook Air and my preferred browser is Chrome and unfortunately the way the real estate sales are coded, the pages appear blank on my computer. If I want to see the pages, I have to switch browsers to Safari. If you pull up the pages and nothing appears, switching browsers may do the trick. Good luck and happy snooping!

gladys

Westport 

Fairfield

Easton

Norwalk

Ridgefield

Weston

Wilton

The Master ListDarien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Redding, Ridgefield, Stamford, Westport, Wilton

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Weekly Home Sales Snapshot – 7/25/14

7-25-14

 

Source: Greater Fairfield County CMLS,  HOUSES Sold = Single Family, Multi-Family, Condo/Co-Op

 

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Well Said…

Laura Ingalls Wilder Quote

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A new twist on door color…interior door color

black interior doorI write a lot (and I mean A LOT) about front door color.

But today I bring you a new type of door color…interior door color.

I was reading my mid-week Houzz newsletter and there was an article on painting interior doors black.

I must say when I started reading the article, I was skeptical. Black is a very dark and a VERY specific color. It either works well or it completely does not work at all.

After reading through the entire article, I have to say I am far less skeptical. Not only were some of the reasons for black paint well thought out (e.g. you won’t see fingerprints), the supporting pictures also looked lovely.

Now, I personally have louvered doors and I do not think they will lend themselves well to the “black concept”, but I will keep this in mind for other homes.

My one outstanding question after reading the article is…if you paint one door black do you have to paint all the doors in your house black?

Please feel free to comment on that!

Image: Houzz/The Yellow Cape Cod

 

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This just captures it for me today…

comics-stressful

 

Image: Point 2

 

 

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Homebuyers can annoy sellers?? Apparently so…

Just listed:Just soldSomeone in my office just sent around an article from Bankrate.com and written by Dana Dratch titled “8 Ways Homebuyers Annoy Sellers”.

It was an interesting read and made some good points.

If you are currently shopping for a house, some of these points are good to keep in mind.

Find the article here.

Now we need an article titled “8 Ways Sellers Annoy Homebuyers”! :-)

 

 

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Sunday snooping time! They paid how much for that house?!?

Here are the local property transfers…happy snooping!

I am including Patch.com as a source for property transfers (by town). Originally I did not want to use this as a source because the pages don’t always load properly. I use a Macbook Air and my preferred browser is Chrome and unfortunately the way the real estate sales are coded, the pages appear blank on my computer. If I want to see the pages, I have to switch browsers to Safari. If you pull up the pages and nothing appears, switching browsers may do the trick. Good luck and happy snooping!

gladys

Westport 

Fairfield

Easton

Norwalk

Ridgefield

Weston

Wilton

The Master ListDarien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Redding, Ridgefield, Stamford, Westport, Wilton

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