Los Angeles Home Stager - Altadena Spanish Cottage Staged Inexpensively

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Home Stager with Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA

Add one Los Angeles home stager plus a fantastic 1928 Altadena Spanish Colonial Revival in (with an entry courtyard), the homeowners furniture, plus a few rented pieces of furniture, a Persian rug and some staging accessories et voila!

An interesting note about this lovely cottage: It was built and designed by Anna P Latham, one of the first women to be licensed as a building contractor in California. In 1928!

Altadena home staging Spanish Cottage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some before and after pictures after staging. We brought in a new sofa, chair, rug, some artwork and accessories. We moved the existing furniture around to use it to best advantage. This was an inexpensive yet effective staging.

Los Angeles home kitchen before staging by Moving Mountains Design

 

 

 

     Kitchen before staging

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kitchen after staging

Los Angeles kitchen after staging by Moving Mountains Design

Los Angeles living room before staging by Moving Mountains Design

 

 

    Living Room before staging

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Los Angeles living room after staging by Moving Mountains DesignLiving room after staging. Note that the fireplace was painted. The coral color was a choice the homeowner made before we were hired to stage. While I am a big fan of using color to accentuate architectural features, this was not the right color.

Note the valuted ceiling. BTW, the chandelier is lit by candlelight and is raised and lowered with a pulley system.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more pictures and information visit Los Angeles Home Staging Info

For more information about this super nice 3 bedroom 2 bathroom Spanish Cottage located in the Country Club neighborhood of Altadena, contact the listing agent, Judy Rubin (626)797-6669.

We stage homes in Los Angeles, Altadena, Pasadena, the San Gabriel Valley and the San Fernando Valley. Moving Mountains Design Home Staging...We don't sell homes but we know what makes homes sell

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Michelle has staged hundreds of Los Angeles homes, many of which have sold with multiple offers, above listing price.

She works with home sellers, listing agent, builders, flippers and asset managers to prepare homes for sale throughout Los Angeles and North Orange County.

Moving Mountains Design provides vacant home staging, color consultations, corporate and executive relocations,  and interior design. We also stage model homes, REOs, foreclosures and auction properties for real estate investors and asset managers. Builders hire us to stage their models or to help move inventory when sales slow down.

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Rainmaker
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Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

Thank you Cathy Lee!

Annie: I love the idea that the chandelier raises and lowers so you can light candles. Practically though I would probably electrify it if I lived there. It is a very cool house. Thanks.

Kate: The listing agent was concerned about the kitchen. Now she is very happy with it.

Lynda: Aren't those 1920's California Spanish Revival cottages the best? Love them...

Wanda: Its already been on the market for almost 3 months. Staging should do the trick.

Kathy: We didn't add much, but it was just enough to add gobs of appeal to this wonderful home. Thanks for the feature.

Luci: Everyone agreed the fireplace needed to be painted. There were also a few other details in the room that were painted the same color. It was very distracting.

Thanks, Wendy. My fingers are crossed that it will sell now that it is staged. It certainly looks much better. The new photos say "This house is worth a second look".

 

Apr 27, 2009 03:10 AM #16
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Kathy Passarette
Creative Home Expressions - Mount Sinai, NY
L.I. Staging/Decorating

Michelle ~ Beautiful home! You really enhanced the features in this house! Glad to see the fireplace was painted.  Interesting chandelier as well.

Apr 27, 2009 04:02 AM #17
Rainmaker
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Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

Thank you Kathy P. It wasn't a particularly tricky job, just a very low budget. The house had good bones. It just needed to be fleshed out.

Apr 27, 2009 04:26 AM #18
Rainmaker
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Wendy Timmons
Move Home Realty - Temecula, CA
Temecula Realtor

You should of said- add one FABULOUS stager........... Is this the house you had to do a lot of packing/ decluttering?

Apr 27, 2009 07:01 AM #20
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Patti Glover
Stage It In A Day! - Moorpark, CA
CISS,RESA, Home Staging, Ventura County CA, Conejo Valley, LA

Michelle - Great job & beautiful home.  I used to live a couple of blocks from the Altadena Counrty Club.   Eclectic neighborhood!  Love the chandelier idea!

Apr 27, 2009 07:11 AM #21
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Julea Joseph
Reinventing Space - Chicago, IL
Julea Joseph House Stager - Reinventing Space

BRAVO Michelle - It makes me miss California!!  I just loved those old charming homes!!!

Apr 27, 2009 09:11 AM #22
Rainmaker
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Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

Wendy: You are my one woman cheerleading squad:o)) No, this is another home in Altadena. Last week was a big week for me and Altadena. I have yet to post the photos from the other job.

Patti: I love this neighborhood. This is a very nice street with well kept homes, most of them from the 20's. Also a lot of mature trees.

Thanks, Julea. Did you used to live in California?

Apr 27, 2009 11:35 AM #23
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Lisa Heindel
Crescent City Living LLC - New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Real Estate Broker

Beautifully done as always, Michelle!  It seems like you've been very busy lately - lucky clients :)

Apr 27, 2009 04:31 PM #24
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Lisa Roy
SPACELiFT HOME STAGING, Greater Vancouver - Vancouver, BC

What a GREAT property!  Beautifully staged as well......of course!

Apr 27, 2009 04:42 PM #25
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Todd McAllister
On Stage home staging and redesign co. Portland, OR. - Portland, OR

Michelle:  I can't believe you painted the firepalce..... just kidding.  What a difference a little paint and nice furnishings can do to a space.  I am sure this will not be on the market very long.

Have a great day from the Pacific Northwest.

Apr 28, 2009 06:03 AM #26
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Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

Hi Lisa! Thanks. I have been busy lately, thankfully.

Thank you Lisa. Amazing what a few well placed pieces of furniture can accomplish, eh?

Todd: When I first started to read your comment I thought "Oh, no, here we go", but then I read on. Thank you!

Apr 28, 2009 06:36 AM #27
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Susan Grady
Inspiration Home Staging - San Marcos, CA

Simply a beautiful job! 

Apr 28, 2009 07:47 AM #28
Rainmaker
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Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

Thanks Susan. Glad you like it.

Apr 28, 2009 09:26 AM #29
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Emma Vargas
Simply Staging - Cameron Park, CA
Simply Staging

Michelle-  Nice staging work in keeping with the period of the house!  And what a fantastic looking house too!  Don't you think all homes should be built by women?  They'd be so much more functional and better looking:)

Apr 28, 2009 09:28 AM #30
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Holly Gray
Rising Moon Interiors - Kalispell, MT
Professional Home Stager - Bigfork, Kalispell, Whitefish Montana

Michelle,

 You always stage so beautifully! Bravo on yet another job, so very well done!

Apr 28, 2009 03:32 PM #31
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Joanne O'Donnell
Chic Home Interiors - Oakland, CA

Michelle, you did a fabulous job, as always.  If you had done nothing more than get them to paint the fireplace, you would have earned your weight in gold!  Good job.

May 01, 2009 05:43 AM #32
Rainmaker
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Michelle Minch
Moving Mountains Design Home Staging, Pasadena, CA - Los Angeles, CA
Home Staging Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

Emma: This is, indeed, a lovely house and you can feel the touch of a woman in the design - both visually and functionally. Thanks.

Thank you Holly. Glad you approve.

Joanne: I agree, the coral paint had to go. It was the first thing you saw when you walked into the room, and not in a good way. Hmm, weight in gold...I'd be rich!

May 01, 2009 05:53 AM #33
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Mary Fasnacht
Washington and Allegheny Counties and surrounding areas - McMurray, PA
Feels Like Home Interiors ~ Pittsburgh PA Home Staging
Michelle - What a fantastic job! I love seeing your before and afters. Your staging always works wonders! And how great to hear this home was designed and built by a woman back in the 20's. I'll be sharing that tidbit with my daughters!
May 01, 2009 01:12 PM #34
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Cindy Bryant
Redesign Etc. Home Staging - Houston, TX
"Houston Home Staging Pros"

I love the Mediterranean house in CA, they have so much character, but that orange fireplace was distracting, looks 100% better.

May 01, 2009 03:33 PM #35
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Michele Hess
Simply Staged Inc. - Rockford, IL
Home Stager Rockford - Simply Staged Inc

Beautiful staging as usual Michelle!  Thank you for painting the fireplace! :)  What a charming home.

May 13, 2009 10:45 PM #36
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