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8812 20th Ave NE, Unit A-107 [via Estately]
Words like "charming" or "ample" are a dime a dozen when it comes to real estate listings. But for a broker to break out "enchanting," well, you're making a serious pact with the potential buyer. If you're going to thrown down about a home's enchantment, well, there better be some swans swimming in the bathtub, ya know? Take the above example where we would imagine there's something in the bathtubs but it sure as hell ain't freakin' swans.
111 14th Ave E, Unit E [via Estately]
Every time you step from the kitchen into the dining room through that doorway, you turn into a princess. Unfortunately, the inverse is true when walking the other way.
1728 27th Ave [via Estately]
That's a custom design, all right. Blocky? Yes. Crate-like? Indeed. Foreboding? Certainly. Enchanting? Hmm...
3200 NW 62nd St [via Estately]
Be prepared to feel claustrophobic for years, too.
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