Photos Of The Week!

Photos Of The Week

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March 14, 2012

Oh sure – this blog posts starts all innocent, but it ends with Burt Reynolds shooting toothless rednecks with a bow & arrow… 

If I had an “all time favorites” section, this photo would be included.

What do you call this?  A “hairstyling chair?”

When I see one of these, I picture eight old ladies in the 1960’s wearing this on their noggins like a heated helmet.

And while you can’t make it out from the photo – the right arm has a small ashtray, which in this case, actually had 40-year-old cigarette butts inside it.

Nothing says “old” like a chair with a built-in ashtray…

Whoever came up with this idea is either a total moron, or just really comfortable with his body.

I deliberately took this photo of a toilet-closet with that chair and the end of the table showing in the foreground, because I wanted to demonstrate that this toilet is actually in the dining room!

There is a giant 12-person table, and then right at the end is a closet with a toilet, and no sink.  Just some toilet-paper, and a can of Febreeze.

I can’t fathom having a dinner party and encouraging guests to use this bathroom.  They might as well leave the door open, because there’s very little left to the imagination here…

This is just your standard collection of antique spoons.

When you have a toilet in the dining room, I think “de-cluttering” is moot, and staging is a dream.

Check this out!

Some people have a “back up” fridge in their basement, or perhaps a deep-freezer.  But here we see an Admiral Dual Temp which made its debut shortly after World War Two!

The most amazing part – we opened up this fridge and there was chilled wine inside.  The fridge still works after sixty-five-years!

Although, it was too bad the rest of this house was also sixty-five years-old…

Okay, so I truly have no life; I dug up the original ad for this refrigerator, circa 1947.

I’ve zoomed in to try and find out what these “four features” were, but I can’t read the type.

Although I love how the 1940’s “dad” has his hair slicked and gelled even as he gets out of bed in the middle of the night to shine a flashlight on his sneaky kids…

After seeing the rotten ceiling in the photo below, there is no way in the world I would ever buy that house, or advise my clients to buy it…..unless we’re talking land value only.

That’s more than just a leaky ceiling!  That’s a ceiling that has rotted right through.  The beams are literally falling through the ceiling, meaning water has been pouring through the roof and into the attic for years.

Was I drunk when I took this photo?

Or are those stairs slightly crooked?

I have these two clients who refer to the neighbours in terms of their level of “Deliverance.”  If you haven’t seen the movie, please don’t.  It scars you.  It really does.  And it sticks with you for days, and days on end.

My clients will say something like, “The neighbours are a bit too Deliverance for me,” or maybe, “The Deliverance factor is low with this one.”  Look no further than the garage…

I was out on the weekend and saw the worst (or best, for these purposes…) garage of all time.

There is some serious Deliverance stuff going on inside here…

The house we were inside was just shy of $1,000,000, FYI.

I took the photo above through a screen window, but how about this one:

Or just for good measure, check out this one:

Yeah, that’s Deliverance, alright!

Just looking at that shack makes me want to squeal like a pig

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  1. buk

    at 7:36 am

    i would love to use that bathroom after thanksgiving dinner!

  2. George

    at 9:52 am

    1. Dual-Temp Home Freezer really quick-freezes at 15 degrees below zero. Stores up to 70 lbs. of frozen food safely for months. A big freezer right in your refrigerator!
    2. Dual-Temp Moist Cold Compartment never requires defrosting! High humidity keeps food fresh and moist without covering dishes. More room for foods!
    3. Dual-Temp Sterilamp retards mold…helps preserve food longer
    4. Dual-Temp Moistrol…the drip tray that automatically empties itself. Many more outstanding features…see Dual-Temp at your Admiral dealer, today.

  3. Devore

    at 4:10 pm

    No, they don’t make them like they used to. With CFCs banned, the new fridges need their compressors coming on and off throughout the day, which causes them to burn out about two days after the warranty runs out.

    Anyways, not really real estate related 😉

  4. Devore

    at 4:15 pm

    And those stairs aren’t crooked, it’s just an optical illusion!

  5. Moonbeam!

    at 5:25 pm

    Hey — I remember sitting with giant curlers under those hairdryers, reading True Romance magazines in the 60s… but I didn’t use the ashtrays — although the hairdressers were smoking!
    As for the spoon collection, well I guess I can relate with my own shot-glass collection!!

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