Pricing and marketing a home for sale is truly an art! There are many factors to consider, but in this example, a great neighborhood, sweeping views, proper pricing and modern staging helped attract the right buyers to get it under contract in two weeks. This home is located in Des Moines, a waterfront community located midway between Seattle and Tacoma in Washington state. It was only on the market for 2 days. Check out the lovely view of the Puget Sound from the living room window! The original list price was $535k and it sold for $550k in March. Listing Credit: Matt Warmack of Keller Williams Seattle
If you’re selling a midcentury home, like this classic split level 1961 house, work with your real estate agent and a great staging professional to highlight the beauty of this era-style home. Don’t try to overdo it with contemporary style updates that clash with the home. Retro is in, and if you strip the home of character with cheap updates, you’re not doing anyone a favor. Obviously, clean and repair what is needed, but if your mid century home was not horribly remodeled in the 80s/90s, consider yourself in good shape.
The kitchen cabinetry in this house was in very good condition. My guess is that the owners simply updated the hardware and appliances, replaced the countertops (possibly white quartz?) and added a cool hexagon tile backsplash. All of which definitely flow with the midcentury style of the house. Read this Curbed article for more tips on renovating a midcentury house.
Inside, I love how the interior color palette compliments the colors of the home’s exterior. When buyers are scrolling through thousands of home photos in their search, the first three photos should be stunning to capture their immediate attention. It always creates positive energy when the colors of the outside of the house are picked up intentionally inside the house. You don’t realize it but color coordination can create strong emotional responses, and in this case the warm tones are very cozy and inviting!
The chimney brick and brass insert also look great as is! The color palette consists of brick red, golden yellow, black accents, teak wood, brass details, fresh white walls and lots of textures! The burgundy and yellow hues, vintage teak furniture and brass details show off the midcentury style. The added textures of Moroccan pillows, poufs, rugs and macrame bring in the boho look. The cane chairs in the kitchen are a nice boho touch as well. And of course, no bohemian decor is complete without plants and foliage!
Disclaimer: This listing is credited to Matt Warmack of Keller Williams Seattle and I am not affiliated with this agent or the staging company.