Pick of the Week – Stone and Stucco Craftsman Style Home in Brookside, Bold Ceiling Paint and a Reqest
The sellers of this home are regular readers of my blog, but I am, sadly, not their agent. These folks already had a strong relationship with their agent which is a wonderful thing, but that is not always the case. If you are reading this and you need a realtor, call me. I love working with people that share similar interests and passions, and I do want to hear from you.
I will be holding this house open on Sunday from 1-4. It is located on a great street in the Brookside area within walking distance to schools, shops, grocery, and the Trolley Track Trail (exercise trail winding through scenic Brookside). It has authentic Craftsman style architecture which is evident in the low-pitched roof lines, overhanging eaves, the stucco, the decorative timbers at the top just below the eaves, and the porch with the strong vertical (lime)stone support columns. I toured this home on Tuesday, and my favorite feature is a toss-up between the porch probably because I am longing for porch weather, and the foyer. It has a great welcoming feeling as you step inside and into this stylish home.
Readers, let’s hear it in the comments: What do you think of the paint on the living room and dining room ceilings? It is an unusual choice, and I like that they took a chance and did something different. I think it looks cool and bold. I am not sure what the current trend is with ceiling paint, but I know designers usually go with a lighter shade than the walls to give it an illusion of height and openness. What are your thoughts?
I like the dining room, but I think the green in the living room is a little too much. Nice house.
Though it’s not necessarily my style, I love the green paint in the living room and think it looks very classy. And it definitely would not turn me off if I was looking to buy the house!
Color on the ceiling is too much of an individual taste. In this specific case I might be OK with the dining room, but couldn’t live with the living room.
If I was making an offer on this house I would most likely ask the seller to repaint the ceilings to a neutral color.
Great curb appeal & the DR works!
The LR is way TOO MUCH! It would get so old, so fast and what a waste on the fireplace mantel.
You asked us to comment on the paint, so my comment is that it is not important. It’s just paint. I’d be more interested in the overall condition of the house.
It is interesting to hear everyone’s feedback on the paint. Seems like everyone thinks the dining room is ok and the living room is a bit too extreme, but I’m glad to hear that it wouldn’t be a deal breaker or a major turnoff. In this instance, I think the condition and the overall stylish decor make up for it but I certainly see times where buyers just cannot look past the decor.
Amazing article blog!! Your joy of making a house into a home comes through in every word and picture! Thanks for sharing.
Great article and photos! I love the dining room, but I think the green in the living room is a little too much. Nice house.