For sale: House with fabulous closet
My awesome colleague Justine Maki, who lives in Hampden, had an amusing looky-loo experience recently. Once I heard it, I wanted you all to enjoy the fun, too.
Here's her tale:
Now that homes are regularly available for tours 24/7 — thanks, Internet! — open houses seem a little quaint. Sure, nobody's going to buy a house without going inside and seeing the space, but those "open" signs also attract a lot of nosy neighbors.
I'm not casting stones here — I'd love to buy a house in my neighborhood, but I'm not planning to sign anything for a year or more. So a few weekends ago, I checked out an open house across the street from my apartment and noticed something funny.
The helpful flier and online listing said the place had four bedrooms. But there were pictures of only three.
When I climbed the staircase, the case of the missing bedroom was solved: It was a closet!
Not closet in the "it's so tiny, only a bed fits" sense, but the literal sense — the room, across the hall from the master bedroom, was being used by the mister and missus as a walk-in closet.
The funny thing was the closet even had a closet. The husband's clothes were neatly hung in there, while the wife's stuff took up the rest of the space. There was also a nice vanity desk and an IKEA bookcase for purses and shoes.
I don't blame the Realtor for skipping the picture on that one — nothing says "tiny bedroom" like a closet.
Thanks for sharing your experience, Justine!
Got a housing experience of your own -- renting, looking, buying, selling, owning -- that you think would make an interesting guest post? I'm all ears. Funny, frustrating, enlightening: all good.