Who Torso’d My Bathroom? TOPICS:bathroominteriorLynnwoodsheepsnowsnowmanstrange stagingWA Posted By: Marty E. February 17, 2014 Um… is that a mold of a pregnant lady’s torso on the bathroom counter? And why are there sheep standing on empty cable spools in the back yard? The mostly melted snowman in the front yard is a nice touch, though.
Along with their… interesting… sculptural pursuits, these folks do like themselves some bright colors, don’t they? Yet somehow they don’t do much for the place. Combined with the JCPenney generic decor, the effect just kind of sits there. The two wall murals are fun, though. Most of the spaces seem pretty small, especially the kitchen and living/dining room, and the bright colors don’t help with that. I mean, the dining table is completely blocking a door. If it’s not one that’s used, making it the same color as the wall would deflate the “Wait, what’s behind this?” effect of it being white. Better still, a folding screen to shield it altogether.
I’m kind of curious about what motivates sooo many fences in the backyard. It’s not like the yard is in such great shape they don’t want the kids or dog messing it up. Maybe they’re just the sort who also insist on dividing their various dinner items into discrete piles to be eaten entirely independently of one another and in a specific order?
The place has promise, if properly decorated for smaller spaces. Stronger view and traffic connections with the yard would help open it up, too, though that would be a bit more money intensive. Seems to me the listing is a bit pricey for what you get, but then I’m used to Midwestern prices.
Looks to me like they’ve tried hard to add some interesting touches to their home…and I think they’ve done a pretty good job! I enjoy when people veer away from the norm.
@Emerald63: I agree – nice place, but pricey for what you get. I’m going to guess that the fences are a) to keep Rover from eating Lambkin and b) to keep Lambkin from leaving pellets all over the patio deck. If I had a pet sheep or goat, I’d want more land to keep it in.
@K: I agree, trying to add some interesting touches is a good thing, and veering away from the norm is something I enjoy, too. I just didn’t feel the way they went about it here succeeded as well as it might have. But that’s me and I’m certainly not the arbiter of taste for everyone else. I’m glad you like it, K. :)
@Frodo: Are we sure “Lambkin” is an animate creature? I had the sense it was a piece of sculpture, or maybe some fun ride-on thing for the kids to be use only with adult supervision.
@Emerald63: I thought maybe it was some sort of sculpture, but then I noticed that there are two of them…
@Marty E.: Oh good grief! I really had to look for it. Guess I didn’t see it at first because it’s black and in front of something else dark. I think I must not have looked closely at the enlarged photo at the listing, either, because when I went looking for the second one it was easy to see they ARE real! Not a lot of municipalities will let you keep farm animals that big!
@Emerald63: I couldn’t imagine the lamb being a sculpture anyone would go for in their back yard. But then, of course, I do live in an area where people put all manner of fake animals in their front yard. We have deer, geese, turtles, rabbits, eagles, not to mention the ubiquitous pink flamingo. Sometimes in my neck of the woods you pass a picturesquely placed critter thinking it’s fake… and then you notice it move. I even saw some wild turkeys flying across the road in front of me once – definitely not fake.
OK, I wasn’t going to say this, but my cord of self restraint has frayed away. :D
Several years ago now, Sara captioned a home in Lovely Listings with something like, “But Does the Sheep Convey?” It spawned countless “Does the whatzit convey?” gags, but at the time I was poetically stricken, writing in a now-vanished comment something on the order of, “Like someone in the corridor between two mirrors, I feel I shall ask this question many times again in the future, before doors yet undreamed of.”
So, here we are at one of them, and now I must ask: “Do the sheep convey?”
@anodean: They convey that the home’s owners are, at the least, a bit wooly headed. Sheep… in the suburbs… go frickin’ figure.