Vroom Vroom

19755 35th Ave NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155

So… do the fancy cars come with the home? I think probably not, despite the fact that the photo above is the primary photo on this listing.

19755 35th Ave NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155

The car shots are funny. This, from the listing description, not so much:

DO NOT VISIT SITE, per seller request. Site visits shall be only through LA. . Do not disregard this message!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!PLEASE :) Sellers dog was killed by a prospective buyer, MUST CALL FIRST. No drive-by’s please.

The “no drive-by’s” bit is certainly ironic, given the photo choice.

The cars may not come with the home, but apparently this weird pipe contraption coming up out of the stream does.

19755 35th Ave NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155

Probably some sort of free irrigation scheme. Not sure how the local environmental protection board would feel about it, but hey, whatever. Not the seller or listing agent’s problem, right?

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Marty E.

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4 Comments on "Vroom Vroom"

  1. I feel bad for the owners about the loss of their dog. I feel worse for the dog. Still, I think there might have been a better way to inform potential buyers to call first. Maybe… “Must call first, No site visits without prior permission, Please no drive-bys.” Something more professional and less melodramatic that what is provided now. Even though the sellers being emotional about this is justified, injecting that emotion into the sales process may well put off potential buyers skittish about dealing with “unbalanced” sellers. I should think an experienced listing agent would not need to be told this.

    Alrighty then… Lovely grounds, simply lovely. The structures not so much, as they don’t live up to the price tag by a long shot. Although… I do love the adorable covered, columned “porch” at the doggy door (seen in the second photo above).

    So what exactly does merit the price tag? $2M for 3 acres without commensurate improvements better be due to an outstanding location. Otherwise this offering doesn’t make a lot of sense… just like the high end vehicles at a not-high-end house.

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  2. My first impression of Marty’s photo picks was, “They are really, really fond of that pretty little stream” – which was borne out by the spectacular terraced pond/park, meant to be viewed from an elaborate, raised pergola-deck on the stonework courtyard at the end of the curving fairy-tale driveway… infrastructure much more like the nice abutting houses overlooking the pond shots than the dumpy quasi-manufactured-shed house incongruously plonked down there.

    I suspect that this property was once part of a larger compound that was whacked into a couple pieces – kinda feels like an estate division, doesn’t it? Uphill sibling divided and sold their parcel for development, downhill sibling liked the gardens and dogs and fine houses go hang… and might be a third sibling got the original showplace house and small surround – there’s a “video production” company mapped next door at what would be the logical third corner of a rough triangle commanding it all.

    Well, the active life takes its toll on an aging person, but it’s sure that they’ll be well looked after on the proceeds. Awful shame about the dog, though. Transition is hard enough.

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  3. @anodean: An idea occurs… The owners of all those “nice abutting houses overlooking the pond” might be well served to form an alliance contractually to purchase said gardens and pond. It would be a lovely asset to them all, making an extended backyard/private park out of the current situation. Just a thought…

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  4. @Emerald63: Definitely – they have indeed been enjoying the pleasures and property value enhancements of their neighbor’s efforts. :)

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