The only way to sell this house is to strip it bare

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25 Dublin Hill Road sold new in December, 2004, for $6.750 million. That buyer put it up for sale last month for $5.995, and reduced it today to $5.395, so kudos to her for immediately reacting to market indifference, but I think her best tactic, besides continuing to slash her price and absorb an ever-growing loss, is to entirely rethink the decorating scheme. In fact, if I were advising her, and I certainly am not (nor am I likely to in the future, given this review), I'd completely remove everything her interior decorator crammed into this house and live with bare walls, ceilings and even white-painted walls. I won't say this is the worst decoration job I've ever encountered, because I've been in this grubby racket for 18 years or so, and Greenwich decorators have produced monstrosities throughout the high-end housing stock, but it's certainly up there in my top-ten.

The house was built by BSF * , who, despite a tendency to produce boring, identical homes, has a reputation for top-quality construction, and this one is no exception. In fact, it looks far more interesting than the typical BSF spec house, but the horrible decorating makes it almost impossible to see past the floss to the quality underneath.

Call in the tag sale ladies and then sell this house.

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 IS THIS SUPPOSED TO BE A CHILD'S BEDROOM? IF SO, WHY?

IS THIS SUPPOSED TO BE A CHILD'S BEDROOM? IF SO, WHY?

 HOW MANY PEOPLE, EXACTLY, DO YOU WANT IN YOUR BEDROOM?

HOW MANY PEOPLE, EXACTLY, DO YOU WANT IN YOUR BEDROOM?

 AND ROOM FOR TWO MORE SPECTATORS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BED

AND ROOM FOR TWO MORE SPECTATORS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BED

 This bird is going to get wet

This bird is going to get wet

* The Doverton Drive spec project mentioned in the article was One Doverton, listed for $10.950 million in 2015 and sold for $6.6 million at the close of 2017.