Sunday, November 9, 2014

SOLD!!!! Highland Park: Before and After

A contemporary light-filling listing in the hills above Highland Park, CA got a modern makeover thanks to HouseFinally Staging.

We arrived to see a lovely, yet tired home in need of an update into the 21st century! 

Positive features were highlighted, allowing buyers to see the unlimited potential of this view home.

Result: SOLD for Over List Price!

Here are the changes HouseFinally made to this property

Before: Traditional front door style with leaded glass fought the modern contemporary style of this home

After: By replacing the glass with a cleaner profile and painting it a slate blue, the modern features of the home, including the large paned window above the entry are enhanced.

Although well maintained, the rooms of this home read dreary, frumpy and dull....completely incongruous with the style and location of the property, which is a hip and vibrant Los Angeles neighborhood.

BEFORE: Entry way

Simple styling, new bright white paint delivers a fresh first impression to the buyer the second they walk in the door.

BEFORE: The room reads narrow, dark, and cluttered. The lovely hardwood floors are lost.

AFTER: LOOK at me NOW! The room gets a new lease on life with bright white painted walls, a restyled, updated accessorization, and a revamped kitchen island. The floors are featured in this modern, yet approachable styling.

Light accessories let the buyer imagine themselves enjoying the views while sipping their morning cup o' joe.

Before, the sellers furniture was traditional, and did not highlight the best of this home

AFTER: With a blank slate, clean uncluttered spaces, and light, buyers can envision this space to be anything they want!

After: Lovely and bright, full of possibilities...

This little bonus room off the kitchen/dining room was originally marketed as a "breakfast nook". It seemed redundant to have a dining table, and then this little table right next to it.
It was a confusing little space that seemed to have little function, other than a clutter-magnet.

AFTER: Now this space has a function as a home office, mom command center, craft room/art studio, whatever the buyer sees! Light and bright, it affords incredible views of the hillside and city below.

Even the backyard was staged lightly, and it made a huge difference. Now instead of a confusing brick patio viewed from the home........
AFTER: Now, buyers can imagine enjoying a relaxing afternoon in their amazing backyard!

Other spaces we staged in this home included the covered patio....

and a living room with a brick fireplace

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