Marvel at My Melons

8108 W Coolidge St., Phoenix, AZ 85033

I was having a difficult time figuring out what the heck I was looking at in these photos until I read the listing description:

Lots of TLC has been put into this home, including the melon & chili pepper garden in the back yard.

8108 W Coolidge St., Phoenix, AZ 85033

Now I wonder why they didn’t also include photos of the chili peppers.

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5 Comments on "Marvel at My Melons"

  1. Growing anything beside gravel in that yard is definitely a triumph of human endeavor over local conditions. I’d take a picture, too, just to prove I did it. :D

  2. Emerald63 | July 1, 2013 at 1:42 PM |

    “Beautifully remodeled”? Um, no. It’s definitely not a dump, structurally or from housekeeping standpoints, but it’s no showpiece either. *Plenty* of room for improvements, especially in decor. Sure, a lot of that is an individual homeowner thing, but all that yellow paint is outdated and the choice of stove – sticking up above the island counter top… and black – is not appealing. Not to mention the grotesque Spanish Colonial styling on cabinets and the wrought iron adornments everywhere. Blech.

    And of course there’s that 800lb gorilla in the… driveway. That’s a whole heck of a lot of wall! Maybe the new synthetic stucco is a tech marvel, but that doesn’t mean you want to look at that much of it, especially in a color that is both completely boring and completely hideous. Something really, *really* needs to be done about that – a multiple color scheme, a mural, some tiles, even a colorful awning… just something. Too bad the climate probably won’t allow for a plant trellis. Between the sun, the heat, and the reflections of both from the driveway, ain’t nothin’ gonna grow there. Anodean’s right – getting anything to grow was amazing.

    Well, at least these sellers have a legitimate reason to exclaim to prospective buyers, “Hey there! Would you like to check out my melons?!” Couldn’t hurt.

  3. Emerald63 | July 1, 2013 at 1:45 PM |

    @Emerald63: I forgot to mention… the price is right. With the savings buyers can buy a whole lot of paint, for both inside and outside.

  4. I couldn’t help noticing that most of the interior walls – certainly all the common areas – were all painted various shades of melon. The whole place is like the inside of a melon, except for that one, jarring, stock-color-blue bedroom… which was doubtless the sad lair of someone for whom the whole “We’re actually inside a moist, cool, succulent melon!” visualization had failed, leaving them to wither miserably under their pictures of nautical knots and former boat trips with cries of “Water! Water!”

  5. Denita TwoDragons | July 2, 2013 at 10:06 AM |

    Hey, in their defense, the melons are awesome. You know how hard it is to grow them in Arizona…?

    OK, I’ll admit it, when I saw the title of this post I had a whole different thought in mind that had nothing to do with fruit of the family cucurbitae OR real estate. ;-P


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