Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Apartment for sale

I apologize for the lack of posts lately but as those of you who are my friends on facebook know, I have decided to take advantage of the spring traffic and list my apartment for sale.It was a difficult decision but it's time in my life to leave downtown (not DC). I've been going through the 'staging' process (aka ripping every ounce of personality from the space) and it has prooved itself to be a lot of work! Wish me luck and I hope to have news for you all very soon!

28 comments:

Kwana said...

Best of luck to you. I know it is such hard work.

pve design said...

How exciting for you to decide to make a move. I was once told that the three most stressful things are giving birth, moving and death. I found moving to be a time to cleanse and to part with things....it can prove to be very transformative.
I will contact my friend Matthew to see if he might know of anyone interested - he lives in Washington.
pve

Windlost said...

Good luck Stefan - and I hope it sells quickly! It is a ton of work to move but the next stage will be so exciting!!! :)

Terri xo

the designers muse said...

Good luck....getting ready to move is a very difficult thing, but it can also be a great time of purging. I was hoping you would post photos of your apartment as a marketing scheme, on your blog.

Karena said...

Stefan,
It is a huge decision! I too am selling my condo and just packed up personal photos, lots of books, etc to stage it better. I have sent some furniture over to my daughters! Master Bathe is being painted on Saturday.

I hope you will Come and enter my amazing Cross Bottle Guy Giveaway!You will love it!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

home before dark said...

I know how much a haven your home has been for you. Best of luck on the next part of your journey.

ps maybe this time all of your china will be able to talk to each other!

Robert Webber said...

Good luck with it all. At least with all your artistry you will find the presentation a cinch!
Best
R

David said...

Good luck Sir! Here's hoping its quick and painless. I can't wait to see where you land.

My Notting Hill said...

Good luck - it's a great space. Huge bathroom too if I'm remembering correctly. I hope you don't rip out too much personality in preparation for selling it. Whne my friend sold her place she staged it with upscale items (soaps, wines, even toothpaste) and put out travel and art books and magazines that sent a subtle message of affuence.

Mark D. Ruffner said...

Good luck to you, Stefan! As an Army brat, I've moved many times in my life, and I've always looked upon it as an adventure, a new beginning, and the door to all sorts of new possibilities. I wish that for you.

Parnassus said...

Your definition of staging as "ripping every ounce of personality from the space" shows the difficulty of dismantling your home, but it probably thereafter make the separation easier--essentially, you already said your good-bye.

I hope your future home will be a happy one for you.
--Road to Parnassus

Ann said...

Ah! I'm so glad spring is bringing you a new beginning!

Paisley Curtain said...

Good luck my friend, hope you sell it ASAP and at the best price.

Best wishes

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Hi Stefan - Wishing you many great offers, and a quick sale! :-)
Cheers, Loi

Thomas at My Porch said...

After a decade in the heart of Dupont and Logan, I was worried about moving up to Chevy Chase, DC. But I love it up here. Nothing but birds chirping and kids playing. Where are you headed?

Andrew Zega and Bernd H. Dams said...

Good luck and a quick sale, Stefan! Hope it all goes smoothly for you and most of all that you find the home just right for you.

Hels said...

Ripping every ounce of personality from the space is more than hard work; it is actually soul destroying. Even if you are happy to be moving, noone wants to see their past pulled apart.

Happy holidays. I hope it all goes easily.

The Down East Dilettante said...

But your personality is good personality---it's not as if you collect ceramic frogs....

Terry said...

Looking forward the good news and the next thing. Best wishes from your Atlanta fans. "Ripping every ounce of personality from the space" is so right. It's why doing Sunday open houses and Tuesday caravans isn't fun. It's like arriving right after the funeral.

Matters of Style said...

So exciting! Deep down I always hoped that "staging" was only necessary for people with bad taste but I guess that is not really the case...

quintessence said...

Good luck Stefan!! While moving into a new space can be exciting I don't envy you the task of actually moving!!

Thombeau said...

Best wishes on this next phase in your life!

Cote de Texas said...

Good luck to you! that's so exciting. I'm sure you will be so excited to find a new place to decorate.

we went to seaside and i swear our house overlooked that last tower picture. the house was like a temple. it was amazing. a greek temple. i loved it there and am so jealous of those who get to live there all year long. how cool that would be!

Paisley Curtain said...

Hope all is well with you and everything is going smooth. Please let us know if you need any help in moving.

Best wishes

Jennings and Gates said...

Exciting times for you, a move is so much work, but can make such a profoundly wonderful impact on your life. Best of luck in your apartment sale! N.G.

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Stefan,
Congrats, change is so incredibly exciting, wishing you good luck!
xo,
~R

Maria at inredningsvis.se said...

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Have a great week.

LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se
(Sweden)

Mike said...

O wow do you plan on buying a house now?