I love this place with all my heart, but it was the rustic Danish bathroom (“bad” on the floorplan) that sealed the deal for me.
The only thing that could’ve made it better would’ve been a deep soaking tub. But a lot of Danish bathroom showers are just a curtain, showerhead, and drain in the middle of the floor, so I’m not complaining too loudly about the separate shower area in an otherwise very Danish bathroom…
I underestimated how stressful this selling project was going to be. My upstairs neighbor is renovating, and inspection reports here take into account the whole property. My inspector was real asshole (pardon my French) and the inspection report looks like a trainwreck… like he individually listed every tiny little issue—loose tiles in the bathroom are listed 3 separate times (yet I can’t seem to find them) and he listed the exposed brick in the bathroom and the distressed countertop in the kitchen as major defects!!! Then, there’s the laundry list of stuff in the upstairs apartment that’s listed as major issues because it’s undergoing renovation and isn’t finished.
As a potential buyer, my first inclination upon just reading the report, as many prospects do before deciding to see a place, would be to run… run very far away from this property! But I’ve spent several hours with the Realtor interpreting the report, and the conclusion is that the majority of it is “bullshits,” to use the Realtor’s vernacular ;-)
I’m currently trying to fix “issues” I can barely see so this place will be poised to move in January when people start making good on their resolutions to make 2014 the year they stop renting.
I just hope my Realtor is competent enough to clearly explain the situation with the report.
We’ll finish the tour in the kitchen, then I’m off for the Christmas break— and start my countdown to a long weekend in Rome just after the new year!
Tour the rest of my cozy Danish home: bedroom | kitchen | living room | studio & hallway
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