|pic from USA, not Pinterest :)|
I'm guessing hurricanes and heat keep everyone with tile? Hardwood is tough to find under $450K.
But this looks promising at $300,000...no graffitti or bars on the windows, multi-story....until you read that it has 5 bedrooms but only 1770 sq feet. How is that physically possible? Oh yeah, it also has no interior pics b/c it needs a total gut job AND it backs up onto I-95. Charming.
Actually, Miami is only 16% more expensive than Indianapolis on a cost-of-living basis. Its just a lot denser so square footage and yards are hard to find. As is the traditional Georgian-revival architecture I love--because this is what they were building in Miami in the 20s:
But, living room fabric shopping has me contemplating some south Florida style for the heartland....what do we think about a pink couch? Specifically, the third pink from the top:
I finally went to Calico Corners, which is apparently the only fabric store in town that made it through the recession (except the trade-only showroom that opened in the burbs in that period--a nice data point for the widening wealth gap). I just needed to verify that this Robert Allen velvet
was the best blue I can get for $30/yd or less (for my couch slipcover). Which only made me look at things that were $40 per yard, and consider colors besides blue...hence, the 2 additional Calico velvet options. I also felt compelled to snap a pic of this velvet at $55/yd, which is getting a little high for a sofa I am not totally in love with, but it sort of looked like candy........
|The Coral Gables Mansion would look great with a cotton candy colored couch, I'm sure....although maybe linen?|
I could always just scrap it all and go pineapples. So tropical :)