While not nearly as dramatic as its original transformation, having been remodeled a bit following its purchase for $2,400,000 in 2009, keep in mind that the resale of the “Home Tweet Home” at 313 Duncan won’t be perfectly “apples-to-apples” when it comes to measuring appreciation.

Comments from Plugged-In Readers

  1. Posted by CH

    I usually prefer landscaping over hardscaping but really like the new backyard and grill. Great changes in the kitchen as well.

  2. Posted by Dan Clark

    This time there’s also a better photographer.

  3. Posted by The Milkshake of Despair

    A practical question about how the back garden is staged: When you position a piece of upholstered lawn furniture on grass like that wicker loveseat, does it just stay there through the sprinkling cycles? Or do you need to remember to move it to the pavement before each watering cycle? Or perhaps you only bring it out when you expect to use it? If so where is it stored when not in use?

  4. Posted by Gur

    I disagree about the kitchen. A pretty wasteful remodel that reduced the utility of the kitchen by taking out the usable counter workspace and by reducing the task lighting.

  5. Posted by 49yo hipster

    Milkshake- easy. Your au pair moves it around at your request. (Or for the less wealthy, that’s what teenage kids are for…)
    Real answer: when is staging ever practical? (Personal favorite- putting wine racks and yoga mats/balls in dumpy and unfinished basements, and suggesting wine cellars/work out rooms.)
    Chopped pillow anyone?

  6. Posted by philipthemholes

    IMO, this place looks much worse. The kitchen didn’t need the smoked glass, but everything else could have stayed. The back yard is sterile with all of that concrete. What a waste. I’m sure the Nebraskan techie who buys it won’t notice.

  7. Posted by Joan

    Why did they even waste their money to remodel. The original looks way better than the newer.

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