Remember the “Purple Angel House” I posted photos of earlier this year? It looks like a fairly normal house on the outside, but that purple door hinted that there were surprises in store when you stepped inside. The real estate agent described it as being “exquisitely decorated” with “uniquely themed rooms.” That’s one way to put it.
I’ve been keeping tabs on the purple house for the past 6 months, and it still hasn’t sold. Today I discovered that the Realtor posted new photos that show they have given it a makeover (makeunder?). First change: the front door is no longer purple. It’s a traditional hunter green (somehow “The Green Angel House” just doesn’t have the same ring to it):
Second change: the foyer. Remember how it looked when it was purple and filled with angels? Here’s a reminder:
And now, all beige, with only one lone angel left to stand guard:
The living room and kitchen remain the same–or at least the photos of them haven’t been updated:
Notice the birdhouses on the wall and the real picket fence with fake ivy!
But the dining room no longer has the trompe l’oeil. Here it is before and after:
You know that had to be painful for the owner to paint over! Someone had clearly put a lot of time and effort into that faux wall and window. I find it kind of sad that there’s so little personality left here. You didn’t really notice how blah the furniture was when there was so much else going on around it, did you?
And finally, the master bedroom lost its island mojo, going from this:
They also lowered the price from $316,000 to $312,000. What do you think? Will this help it finally sell?
Check out Bad MLS Photos for more interesting things found in the real estate listings.