Ever wish you could see what your house would look like if someone else took over the task of decorating? Do what we did: move to a neighborhood of identical townhomes & make spying a dedicated hobby (MLS listings provide a great, legal venue for this if midnight strolls with craned necks peering into windows gets old). Hey – its a perk of living in a neighborhood of homes so identical, it was tricky to find my own for the first six months.
I should be worried that so many homes in our neighborhood are for sale right now. But concern for the mass exodus is overshadowed by my insatiable desire to see how other people have decorated their townhouse. And I know some neighbors have been renovating because I’ve seen mint green & pale purple toilets strewn on lawns on garbage day. (News to me that you could put out a toilet on garbage day. In our hometown, no way could you get away with that).
Take a look at the photos below, snagged from the listings of three homes belonging to folks fleeing the neighborhood. Its an alternate reality. These all have the same layout as our townhouse, but compare these photos with our House Tour. And then cue the creepy twilight zone music.