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Chip & Joanna Gaines-Inspired Maple Leaf Home Asks $1.2M

If you're gonna namecheck some HGTV hosts, you better back it up

In the listing for this 5-BR, 3.25-bath home in Maple Leaf, we're told "this home was inspired by Chip and Joanna Gaines and showcases modern country." Just in case your first question is, "Who are Chip and Joanna Gaines?," just turn on HGTV and you'll find out. The couple is known for their country-themed flips, remodels and fixer-uppers.

So what does Chip and Joanna Gaines style look like? Here's what she says on her site:

There was a place and time when less was more. People didn’t over crowd their spaces and their homes were functional and practical. They worked hard on the land and their home served as a place of rest to prepare them for another hard day of working the fields. Call me old fashioned but I am truly inspired by this way of living.

So now let's take a look inside this 3,230 square-foot home asking $1.2M to see if it matches up, aesthetically if not price-wise.

There's certainly a lot of playful touches and strategic uses of color that stand out. The hardwoods, wainscoting, vaulted ceilings, and marble counters don't hurt either. Out back it's like a little country garden setting right in the middle of the city, including a shed and animal pen.

Since a lot of the warm features are likely to head out with the seller, it'll be up to the buyer to either replicate the look and feel or take the home in a new direction. All of the building blocks are already in place.

· 9216 12th Ave NE [Estately]

· Joanna Unpacks Her Style [MM]