You may not be able to afford this Cypress Park house flip, but at least you can buy the furniture. An open house invitation for the 1911 bungalow declared that many of the furnishings and accessories used to stage the Idell Street home were up for sale – including the carved wooden deer head ($500) above the fireplace mantle. The house was staged for sale by Sara Brady, who co-owns the Highland Park gallery and store called Platform. “I worked really hard and really fast,” said Brady, who had three days to decorate the home with items – ranging from the deer head to lamps and vases – from her store and personal collection.
It’s really not all that unusual for home buyers and shoppers to inquire whether the temporary furniture and decor is up for sale, said Timothy Braseth of Art Craft Homes, who hired Brady to stage the Cypress Park bungalow The buyers of a Highland Park home he sold recently also snapped up the backyard picnic table. “I have sold houses completely furnished.”
Braseth owns some of the furniture used to stage his houses, including some mid-century pieces from Scandinavian designers. Braseth has not put a price tag on the furniture but he said that “I have prices in mind.”
There is a price tag, however, on the approximately 1,ooo square-foot bungalow that Braseth purchased for $245,500 last November, according to Redfin. It’s currently for sale at $419,000.