Author Topic: Tudor For Sale ($1.1) - but what on earth did they do to it!  (Read 1277 times)

Offline Minimal4me

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I walk by this house every day. Last year there was a fire and the lady who owned it was luckily unharmed by the fire, but I heard she died this year of unrelated causes. She had lived there alone. Well, now the lovely Tudor is on the market, listed by Remax:


https://www.remax.com/realestatehomesforsale/3446-85-st-jackson-heights-ny-11372-gid400021082362.html

And I just can't believe what they did to the interior.  :'(
« Last Edit: July 07, 2018, 03:14:22 PM by Minimal4me »

Offline dssjh

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Re: Tudor For Sale ($1.1) - but what on earth did they do to it!
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2018, 03:10:43 PM »
sigh.

i remember that fire.

and the interior "renovation" is dispiriting. i've mentioned this before, but my ex and i bought one of the Spanish houses on 75th Street back in the mid 90s (i stayed until we split in 2003, she kept it a few more years).

we were so happy that the owner (the second owner in its history) maintained all the old details, and we kept 95 percent of them, even when it meant spending extra. not long after we moved in, our next door neighbors, who were very nice people, invited us over for a visit. they'd moved in a year or so before us, and they had VERY different ideas, more akin to this. the woman very proudly took us on a tour of the sheetrock-covered details and track-lit rooms, saying "my husband made everything new!"

obviously, one nods, smiles and pays compliments in that situation, but, doggone, it made me sad to think about what was lost.

Offline MrPlaza

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Re: Tudor For Sale ($1.1) - but what on earth did they do to it!
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2018, 03:04:25 PM »
My eyes burn.

Offline hum@njukebox1

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Re: Tudor For Sale ($1.1) - but what on earth did they do to it!
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2018, 07:37:36 AM »
Sweet Jesus!  Does anyone know of a REALLY good painter?

Offline Minimal4me

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Re: Tudor For Sale ($1.1) - but what on earth did they do to it!
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2018, 05:21:28 AM »
Sweet Jesus!  Does anyone know of a REALLY good painter?

It actually looks like a good job - just horrible color choices. If it were mine, I'd paint every wall white and restore some of the original wood moldings.

Offline JonathanJnyc

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Re: Tudor For Sale ($1.1) - but what on earth did they do to it!
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2018, 02:00:31 PM »
It actually looks like a good job - just horrible color choices. If it were mine, I'd paint every wall white and restore some of the original wood moldings.
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You're right. All white would have been better.

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Re: Tudor For Sale ($1.1) - but what on earth did they do to it!
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2018, 06:17:15 AM »
Did they use window privacy films here? If so at least that's easy to fix.

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Re: Tudor For Sale ($1.1) - but what on earth did they do to it!
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2018, 06:17:15 AM »