I have no idea what it is, but I liked it. Must be in the early 20's
The here and now:
Choices in building. I mentioned in one blog entry about choices in Carpet and hardwood. As a builder I preferred ‘speculative building.’ I bought the lots, picked a plan that fit the neighborhood, built it and sold it. Normally every decision was mine. I have mentioned before the agreement with my wife: I would never build a home in which we would not be happy to live. Because it is possible you might just have to live there.
As a builder I could go to a lighting shop and pick out every light fixture in less than 30 minutes and be on my way. Carpet and paint colors the same. Many buyers took a week and more for such decisions. I have repainted a couple rooms to suit a buyer.
Many of the homes sold before all the choices were made so the buyer was responsible by a certain date to give me their choices. MA’s comment about her house being wall to wall carpet except the kitchen and bathroom reminded me of one specific couple from South Africa. The wife picked the carpet, Berber design. I handed her the vinyl samples for the kitchen. She stated, “I want the kitchen and bathroom done in the same carpet.” That surprised me and I wondered what that would look like in a few years.
Five years later I happened to visit, that carpet looked NEW. I thought, they eat out a lot or the neatest people I knew. LOL
Funny before I built on that lot, a gentleman wanted a two story house built. His plans had no closets in the house. Very simple to build of course but very limited marketing ability if he defaulted on our agreement. I politely told him if he paid up front I would be glad to build anything he wanted. Otherwise I had to build something I could resale in case he died before the house was finished***. I never heard from him again. Note: He preferred the flexibility of the armoire.
***Ever hear Andy Griffin’s song: “Round pool table two feet high?”
Every occupation has its moments of interest.
PS: A Round Pool Table by Andy