Haus Schwatz: Cati's DC Real Estate


Sitting Tight On Your Money Seat

Mind you, this is the master bathroom of an old, architecturally amazing "upper brackets" home in Washington DC's most expensive and exclusive neighborhood.

If you want to make it in this world, you must never lose your focus. Not even here. Instead of pouring money down the drain you’d better sit on it. The owner of this home seems to be, well, leading the way here.

I’m not an expert or collector of coins, but it looked like there were some pretty cool special editions incorporated. And I’m aware that part of this home’s stunning charm comes from its time-capsule-like thorough datedness. And that the next owner will likely renovate that bath.

But too much is too much—there’s a limit to how many bizarre things buyers can take before they stop focusing on the more relevant features around them.  The same goes for the support bars, by the way. Home shoppers don't like to be reminded of the fact that they might one day be old and frail themselves.

So please, dear sellers, consider offering the seat on Craigslist--it might look hip in some downtown loft.  Then get a simple replacement from the nearest hardware store.  Doing so might net you a higher stash to sit on after the closing.

© 2012, Catarina Bannier


Comment balloon 5 commentsCatarina Bannier • August 31 2010 01:46PM


Ha!  I should have peeked around the corner ;-)

Posted by Marcie Sandalow, Bethesda Chevy Chase DC real estate (Marcie Sandalow, Compass 301.758.4894 ) about 8 years ago

Yes, you should have!  I'm sure the rest of the house provided plenty of opportunities to marvel at things, though, right?  (It will be a stunning place once it's renovated but much more fun for us right now.)

Did i mention I loved the tiger in front of the fireplace?

Posted by Catarina Bannier, DC Real Estate The Smart And Fun Way (Compass) about 8 years ago

David, it looked like they were in the process of moving--so hopefully he'll take his beloved comfort piece with him.  And soon!

Posted by Catarina Bannier, DC Real Estate The Smart And Fun Way (Compass) about 8 years ago

Ha!  How did I miss this one?  You are obviously following my great example of carrying a camera at all times!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) about 8 years ago

Pat -- always, always!  And since you keep advertising your iphone (how much do they pay??!!) on your blog, let me please point out that this was taken with my awesome Hero Android phone!!! :-)  (The funky retro look comes from using one of those free android market app that makes your pics look like you took them with different historic cameras, polaroid, or toy cams...) 

Couldn't help pointing that out, honey! (Oh, and I think I have a few good ones for your wallpaper picture collection as well!)

Posted by Catarina Bannier, DC Real Estate The Smart And Fun Way (Compass) about 8 years ago