The Wallpaper House
I toured another house in Carlsbad over the weekend for some out of area buyers. The outside is quite charming and consistent with the rest of the homes in the community, which are an English cottage style, modified for California.
Stepping inside was a surprise.
I‘m calling it the wallpaper house.
I have never seen a home so completely wallpapered, and certainly not since I have been in SoCal. While wall paper was more common in older homes in New England, and it seems it is becoming a bit more popular these days with designers, this was over the top. And not contemporary styling or patterns.
We are seeing more contemporary wallpaper in model homes (photo to the right) these days, but normally it is just an accent wall.
There was not an inch of wall that I could see that was not wallpapered…anywhere, including inside all the closets and above the shower stalls.
They even wallpapered the light switches and the receptacle covers.
[Out of courtesy to the owners and without permission I did not take any photos]
It wasn’t garish, and in fact it all sort of went well together, but the amount of work to remove all this was daunting. I’ve done plenty of that in my days but it was usually one room, or a bath, so I have a good idea of the amount of work it can take.
I feel like the Property Brothers.
“And this is the wallpaper house.
We can remove all the wallpaper, upgrade the kitchen, add new windows, and do it all within budget in 5 weeks!”
It would definitely be worth redoing the wallpaper house in Carlsbad, since the home is in a popular neighborhood where prices are rising, and there are some wonderful views.
But it would be a quite a bit more labor intensive than simply repainting. I think it’s a project before moving in!
Although perhaps I should not assume it isn't something someone would like.
Is wall papering making a come-back in your market?
Is it something buyers like? Don’t like?
Do you advise sellers to remove wallpaper before they list the home?
ALL THE BUTTONS BELOW ARE LINKS TO USEFUL REAL ESTATE AND COMMUNITY INFORMATION, HELP ON RELOCATION, THINGS TO DO IN THE AREA, SEARCHING FOR HOMES FOR SALE IN CARLBAD AND OTHER NEARBY COMMUNITIES, LOCAL PHOTOS AND VIDEOS AND MUCH MORE
If I can provide more information about Carlsbad homes and real estate for sale and surrounding areas, the housing market in general (or locally), or otherwise assist you, friends or family in a home search or sale, please contact my mobile office or text me at (760) 840-1360 or email me at JeffDowlerSolutions@gmail.com
Serving Carlsbad (including Aviara, La Costa & Carlsbad Village), Encinitas (including Leucadia & Olivenhain), Cardiff, Solana Beach, Del Mar, La Jolla, Rancho Santa Fe, San Marcos (including San Elijo Hills), Oceanside, Escondido, and San Diego
All content ©Copyright by Jeff Dowler. All rights reserved.