The wild Woodlands house whose every corner popped with color and faux-finish texture has been tamed. The property, which was relisted last week with stunningly neutral photos, hit the market again in June of last year at $1,650,000; the price has since been lowered 3 times, most recently to $1,275,000.
The house sold previously in 2009 for a smidge below 1.3 million, and sold again in 2014 for $1,215,000 after more than 3 years on and off the market, still dressed in technicolor. The old listings have been removed, though internet traces remain. Check out some before-and-after comparisons below:
The staircase and entryway now make much less of a splash:
The former dining room:
Now a sitting room, with only the gold frame around the mirror over the mantle hearkening back to what once was:
Here’s the kitchen in its former faux-gilded plaid-island glory:
Now neutralized, plus new tile, new countertops, and a small chandelier:
The former sitting room has kept its stone details and lighting fixture:
Drama in the bedroom has been thoroughly diffused, with new carpeting and a fresh layer of white:
The tiger-print lounge and patterned rugs are gone from the bathroom:
The living room has retained some of its original character:
- 3 Lacewing Pl. [HAR]
- Previously on Swamplot: On the Market: Woodlands House of 1000 Pigments
Photos of 3 Lacewing Pl. before and after: HAR
Ok, the prior paint job was horrible BUT NOT THE FREAKING MONOCHROMATIC GRAY THING AGAIN!!!!! Stop it already. Stop doing monochromatic gray. Enough.
@Old School – Neutral colors sell houses, it’s a fact of life. Besides, the new “monochromatic” palette suit this house quite beautifully. I’m all for giving a house some personality, but with houses like this, it’s best to stick to a bright, clean, and classic look to temper the McMansion-ness.
I personally love the fancy Olive Garden look
The “befores” in a couple of areas had some charm and should have been left alone, but the monochromatic assault conquered all. Oh well!
For everyone that recoils in horror at the site of a house painted beige, what does the inside of your home look like? And why is it such a concern what other people paint the inside of their house?
It’s amazing how much better the house looks aside from that faux aged kitchen island. Monochromatic gray with white is current. Taupe and cream that was used ad nauseum from 1985-2010 is out.
I would have changed the bedroom, but I like the before otherwise.
more proof that neutral is boring. nice but boring.
@Steve, the inside of my house contains bedrooms painted dark blue (approximately PMS 287, dark green (near PMS 555), and baby blue (something like PMS 628). Beige and grey and white are boring.
Thank God for paint.. The owners over did it with TOO many 90’s faux finishes…