Santa Rosa Sara has the sister affliction to dumpster diving: shamelessly jumping on the opportunity to photograph empty (or estate sale) houses. I have it, too, of course! I am so proud of you Sara — and thank you so much for this great set of time capsule photos.
Hmmm….Meanwhile, can we invent a term for this corollary to Dumpster Diving? Some quick thoughts:
- Kitsch Krashing?
- House Hijacking?
- Estate vultures?
Hmmm, these last two sound too aggressive, and we are a force for good!
- …More ideas, oh-so-literate readers?
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Kind of a long story, but I just have to share with you a house in my neighborhood!
I just moved into a “new” house (build in 1959). It had been partly renovated within the last several years, but many of the original fixtures are still in place. Talking with my neighbors, I learned about what everyone calls “The Pink House”. It is 100% original and if we want to restore ours to its original condition we should check it out. Since it is currently for sale and vacent. My husband and I peeked in the windows to find a pink kitchen! Needless to say, we were dying to see more!
Last weekend, my daughter informed me that someone was there working on the yard. I grabbed my camera and ran up the street to find the seller of the house, he was kind enough to let me in to take some pictures. Now, I didn’t want to take up too much of his time, so I just snapped a few of the kitchen and bathrooms. He did tell my that it is in escrow, and the buyer is using it as an investment property (I silently freaked out, from the thought of a flip).
While out walking a few days later, I met the buyer who doesn’t plan on changing a thing. She loves everything about the house and will be renting it! She said her biggest problem will be finding a renter who will live in a pink house…but she refuses to change anything!
My husband was happy and sad at the same time when I told him the buyer was keeping the house original….he was really hoping to score some amazing pink appliances for our kitchen!
This is the 1st time the house has been on the market. It was built in 1960 for the wife of the builder of the subdivision. It is her family that is selling it now. She picked out everything for the house and had little extras done including a detached garage. There isn’t another house in the neighborhood with one. Where the garage should have been is a huge game room with a 2nd fireplace. It’s a three bedroom two bath. Other than the kitchen (with original multi colored terrazzo look vinyl floors) and bathrooms, the house has hardwood floors throughout.
I thought you would enjoy the pictures of another pink kitchen, pink bathroom, and mint bathroom that are being saved!