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