I can't remember if I've posted this before, or just meant to. Sorry if I'm repeating myself.
Here's probably the coolest house in Waukesha. A real picture by a real photographer (looks like a 4x5 original), although I'm afraid I have no idea who the photographer is. The house is a converted 1934 Art Deco water tower, high on one of the highest hills in my hilly town.
Unfortunately it's also by far the most expensive house in a rather downscale neighborhood (actually, one of the most expensive houses in the whole city), and it's right across the street from the hospital. But it certainly is interesting...I'd love to go see the inside, but I can't see my way clear to knowingly waste a real estate agent's time. You know what they say: Oh well.
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Kevin Bourque: "Mmm....I can just smell the Ektachrome 64T. Architecturally correct verticals, too!"
Paul Mc Cann: "Having moved a few times and sold houses I can assure that here in Ireland at least 90% of the viewers are tyre kickers and/or neighbours in for a nosy peek. In Northern Ireland it is, or was, acceptable to just knock on the door and ask for a look-see, without any appointment. In Southern Ireland that would be a no-no. The agent accompanies all viewers there and prefers to have the occupants not present. Stressful either way."
Mike replies: I'll say. I toured the house of a neighbor that was "for sale by owner" and thereafter vowed never to do that again. For me it's an agent, an open house, or nothing.
For one thing, it appeared that the husband and the wife had quited different feelings about the idea of selling the house and moving. Very awkward, and I was so uncomfortable I remember little of what that house looked like!