Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Highland Park Craftsman comes with pinstripes

White stripes in the dining room. Photo from Redfin

More stripes in the living room.

This Highland Park Craftsman-style home that went up for sale this week retains much of its historic charm, including a large front porch, brick fireplace, built in furniture and wood paneling.  But the interior of the Aladma Street house (the property also includes a cottage in back)  is looking kind of busy thanks to all that wood work painted a bright white. Many new home buyers find original Craftsman interiors too dark and somber but this paint job might have gone too far to try and brighten up the rooms. Perhaps the new owner might want to tone it  down a bit with a more subtle paint scheme or strip the paint away down to the original wood. Of course, that assume the owners will have money left over for new paint and wood restoration after paying the $495,000 asking price.

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