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Okey doke. Onto Day Two:

I'm actually going to start with the first house I really, really loved on the tour.

Maybe because it was the first house that didn't hide behind washed-out pastels and tastefully muted grays

Stunning living room, however....

Not easy to watch telly in here, particularly when it's this small

Panoramic view of the master, divided by a double-sided fireplace

This is actually a better shot

Work station at the top of the staircase (the house actually had two staircases on either end). The telly wall is right below this, good way to keep an eye on your little angels

One kid's room had an actual hockey rink built in

This floor was in the jack-and-jill bathroom. Looked cool but in reality murder on bare feet

Entering the basement level this trophy case was front and center. When I looked closer, all the trophies had the building company's name on them and were prizes for events that I highly doubt actually exist

Out back was this wrap-around stream -- not as good as a pool, but might keep very small children entertained. And me.

I didn't photograph it, but this was the only house we saw that had an actual home theater. I remember fondly a few parades ago when they were the must-have feature in every house. *sigh*

After that, the rest of the day was all downhill. For instance, this house. This is literally the entire first floor. There's a lot going on in this room, yo.

Another trend this year was frakkin ginormous mirrors. I've shopped for mirrors and they don't come cheap. I photographed myself wearing my new cycling jersey, which had only arrived the previous day and couldn't wait for my next ride. The dirty little secret about cycling jerseys is they're plenty cool and breathable on the bike with a breeze blowing down your neck line. Walking around houses, even centrally air conditioned houses, not so much.

We did like this granite double-sided desk, not a material you often (or ever) see desks in

This was a cute, perfectly ordinary kid's room...

...until we noticed this in the corner. What is it? And is it wise putting it somewhere little children can reach it? We followed the cords to try to deduce its purpose, but they ended behind the dresser. Therefore, it must power the dresser

Ghetto wine cellar

Whatever house this was in, by now I was starving and these jars were cruelly sealed shut

This wall art strongly implied a home theater in a room that ironically didn't have any space for a TV

Tomorrow: Day Three

Date: 2011-09-25 07:33 pm (UTC)
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Nobody watches tv anymore in CO?

I know I'm not a parent, but I would hate that workstation at the top of the stairs. Not only is your back to a huge open space, but there's at least three places where you could fall right to your death. This is not a clumsy person's house.

That hockey rink will be really cool until that boy is too old to in any way fit it. Like, next year.


Date: 2011-09-26 03:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Nope. We're all too busy in our sickening outdoor active lifestyles that keep us the least obese state in the Union.

LOL I didn't feel like it was THAT precarious at the time but you may be right. I shouldn't be a parent because I take things like basic safety totally for granted.

Agreed. If you want to individualize your decor, stick to something simple to change like wall color.

Yes they are. Are they hard to find or something? o_O

Date: 2011-09-26 04:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Look, I don't care what you do in the privacy of your own state parks, but do you have to throw it in the rest of our faces like you do? Gross.

Lol I was more worried about my own safety. I just fell out of my chair. For no reason.

Or knock out a whole wall and put in a double-sided piranha tank!

Not terribly hard, no, but now I'm craving them something fierce. Red Vines are the best licorice ever. I used to like to cut the ends off and use the middle as a straw for pop. I'm surprised I still have all my own teeth.


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