Thursday, January 19, 2023

On the Market (Again): 4207 Saint Paul Street

This house, 4207 St. Paul Street, was sold in April of 2022 for $523,000 and then it sold again in May for $651,000. Now it's back on the market again for an astonishing $1,585,000, a 143% increase. 

Clearly, it's been flipped. I can't find the earlier listings for the house, but you can tell that a lot of the work on this house is newly finished, because it's so trendy.

ALL of the interiors of the windows have been painted black (ugh), the original dining room has been combined into the kitchen which, oddly, is just off the front door,
a former study may now be the dining room and the living room opens to what looks like a new patio. 

However, it looks like the flipper respected many of the original details of the house. All of the bathrooms look like they've been re-done and of course, the kitchen is new as well. 

But the house is done in shades of black, white and grey, and looks very monotonous. The house has clearly been staged for sale, and the black and white furnishings don't do anything to enhance it. 

And worst of all, they've added tacky sliding barn doors in the bedroom. JUST SAY NO TO BARN DOORS IN BEDROOMS ANYWHERE EXCEPT FOR BARNS.

This is one of Palmer & Lamdin's less interesting house, just a simple center hall, brick Colonial. None of their interesting touches, no combined brick and stonework, no fascinating details. 

To see the full listing, please click HERE.

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

5206 Springlake Way - It's Back (on the market)

First, apologies for being missing in action for the past few months. I had some surgery and was pre-occupied with all of that.

Now, a kind reader let me know that 5206 Springlake Way is on the market again for the second time in less than three years. I wrote about it here in May of 2020. The current listing is here. And it's already SOLD!

It's a relatively small house with only three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms. But it is almost 3,000 square feet. This house is one of a row of three houses Lamdin designed, and this is the northern-most of the three. The southern of the three is the Norman-style house that Lamdin designed for himself. It hasn't been on the market for 30+ years. You can see some Norman influences in this house as well. 

If you check out this post from October of 2021, a friend and I were lucky enough to be invited into look at the center of the three houses. I still need to drive over to Homeland and get some pictures of Lamdin's own house. Stay tuned.