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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

On Big Rock Candy Mountain - Part IV

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Just a few weeks before Christmas (real estate purgatory), a house listing popped up for Big Rock Candy. Not just any house listing mind you, but a house listing detailing a domicile of cutting edge architecture measuring almost 4500 square feet sitting on over an acre on the "good" side of the mountain. And in our price range.

After recovering from a small excitement-induced stroke, I fired the link off to my Texas partner in real estate crime. We're both in house-hunting mode and exchanging close to 502 emails a day about various listings in our respective areas. I assured her this sort of house doesn't exist in Denver, city of the weird Tuscan/cabin/country mash-up, and that it would be languishing on the market for months. Just ready for me to scoop up at my leisure.

It sold five days later.

16 comments:

Juliab said...

I have no words. :(

My Interior Life said...

OH NO!!!! My heart is weeping for you. Big fat tears.

David said...

Damn, I really was hoping that one would hang around.

Raina Cox said...

Dumplings, you should know David is sent all of my dream listings, too. He's an absolute angel for putting up with me.

Nataliya said...

i have to tell you a secret, i'm house shopping too. uh oh! it's exhausting and depressing and nervewracking.

i don't know how you do it. the house is beautiful! i keep waiting for that post when you DO buy the house!

Raina Cox said...

Nataliya - I can't wait to write that post.

lucitebox said...

"And in our price range."
^ WHUT? Why you no lookie?!^

Next time you see the thing that is the thing you can afford, at least just go look at it.

This is exactly how I lost out at a vintage fair. I was contemplating buying a vintage handbag that I adored and could afford. I set it down and in less than 20 seconds, someone bought it. Okay, it's not exactly the same thing, but my point is that the only way you can continue to live with this regret is just to tell yourself that the 10000 ft ceilings probably leak. (I pretend that there's no way in hell my fifth of gin would've fit in that handbag anyway, so it's it's useless for me to have it.)

Petra Voegtle said...

beautiful house and what a view! crossing fingers that you find another beauty!

Raina Cox said...

lucitebox - There's no point in looking (and wasting a realtor's time) until ours in under contract. But trust, I've been to every open house on the mountain in the past few months.

lucitebox said...

Oh, sorry, Raina! I was behind on the saga on the Big Rock Candy Mountain and will now review subsequent posts on the matter. (Errp! I just read Part I. What asshat "buyers.")

Something else is going to come along and woo you. I believe that.

I'm now going to re-acquaint myself with your life so that I can avoid posting comments that are insensitive. I'm so out of the loop.

Raina Cox said...

lucitebox - You're fine, Sweets! Goodness, my life is too boring to try to keep up with. Unless you're out of Ambien. ;)

life, in small chunks said...

Awww...heartbreaking, I know. A better one will come along at the right time. Right? Right??? I hope so anyway.

Jill said...

Damn! Would've loved to have lived in that house vicariously through you. Best of luck going forward!

lucitebox said...

Yes, we're all anxiously awaiting the vicarious thrill of BRCM.

The Down East Dilettante said...

Big tears for you. It is a beauty.

Now,let's address the problems really facing America today, like Tuscan/cabin/country mash-ups. I mean, darling, what are we going to do about this scourge?

Lausi said...

Oh noes... that would have been a PERFECT house for you, Raina. It's so beautiful. I'm totally in love with the architecture here.

On the other hand, I'm utterly convinced your dream house in the mountain is still out there, waiting to be discovered and transformed into a brilliant "Casa de Raina".

Also keeping my fingers firmly crossed that your current house will be under contract soon!

Keep looking, sweetie!