Day 7: For the Birds

It’s a bird on a mantle.  This house has a stuffed bird on the mantle…right next to a vase of peacock feathers and a huge painting of birds.  Birds. I’m told it may be a pheasant. I’m not knowledgeable about birds at all, nor am I a sport hunter, so it had a turkey/vulture vibe to my eyes.  A friend of mine thinks this bird is channeling the spirit of her grandpa and might be named Burt.  Whaddup, Burt the bird.

One would think the house is bird themed based on what glares out at you when you walk in. However, the hand-written 3×5 index card price tags placed on all the furniture speaks more to the underlying tone of the place.  As does the wood-paneled interior walls and ominous shag carpeted stairway to the section above the garage.

“Original owner has expanded and improved this charming 4 bedroom 2 bath over the years! Excellent location near Bullard Talent School and Fig Garden Village. Large private park-like backyard with sparkling pool. Enter from gated courtyard into the living room with fireplace (gas insert) and picture window. Remodeled kitchen opens to cozy family/dining room. One extra large bedroom plus another downstairs and two more roomy bedrooms and bath upstairs. Remodeled downstairs bath with jetted tub plus shower. Brand new roof, dual pane window throughout most of the home, current termite certification included. This special home is ready to move into and enjoy!”




  • Update: I found out the bird is a pheasant

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