When You’ve Got It (Curb Appeal), Flaunt It

I don’t believe I’ve seen another example where a dormer (white) contrasts so dramatically with the rest of the home (dark green for the trim and 2nd floor shakes, light green for the first floor stucco).

dormer2But the effect works!

Curb appeal is inherently subjective, but this home — in the heart of Linden Hills in Southwest Minneapolis — has it in spades.

And the listing agent knows it:  the MLS listing features no less than 3 different angles of the home’s front.

The 2 BR/2 Bath home came back on the market yesterday at a new list price of $279k (it was for sale last Fall starting at $300k, then went off the market January 1).

P.S.: once upon a time, it was a mistake to paint stucco, because thereafter the stucco would have to be regularly re-painted (negating one of the advantages of otherwise low maintenance stucco).

But, there are now better, longer-lasting paints for stucco, and I’m seeing more homeowners choose to do that.

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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