by Susan Matthews
Some people can’t unsee a laminate counter or a kitchen painted eggplant purple. It’s difficult for most homebuyers to look past dated or ugly decor. But what about when a home looks like it should be featured in a design magazine? It can be easy to overlook major issues. And, then there are instances when a home is new or recently renovated but it doesn’t reflect the buyer’s personal style. Some people feel bad “undoing” work that was beautifully done, so they cross that house off their list. It’s important to look past any and all decorating when house hunting.
To make the best possible home choice, it’s important to focus on the home’s lasting elements such as the location, view, floorplan, condition and the quality of construction. Everything else gets moved out or can be changed.
Case in point: 1905 Lone Oak Point in the community of Rivertowne Country Club in Mount Pleasant, SC.
I listed this award-winning Mount Pleasant home for clients who have a real flair for design. The home had even won an award. But when Gail and Mark Lang purchased it, they already had revisions in mind. They bought their home for all the right reasons – setting, quality of construction and location. With the help of their interior designer, the couple made it their own.
Check out how one home has been decorated in two fabulous but very different styles. I hope this inspires your vision of how to make a home perfectly “you.”
The Living Room
The Dining Room
The Great Room
Lang residence photos by Margaret Wright.
Susan Matthews is a Realtor serving the greater Charleston, SC area with Coldwell Banker Global Luxury. Contact her for a complimentary home buying or selling consultation.