By Alexander Clark
Okay, so I had the chance to nose around 610 Rhode Island (asking $2.3MM) yesterday, and I gotta say, it was impressive, but I was not impressed. In our previous post I was practically frothing at the mouth to get in there…and I’m glad I did. This is not to say I didn’t like it, I was just going in there with certain expectations based off of the fabulous photos, but came away feeling something entirely different.
(photo taken from property site, Jacob Elliot photographer)
I may be opening up a can of worms to some hate mail, but what the hell. I’m a huge fan of all things modern as you soon will see, and love all types of property, but this felt industrial and cold. It felt very metallic (especially the metallic pinging going up and down the spiral staircases, I think there were at least 4), small, dark, and just a bit too silver. Of course coloring can be changed, as well as “warming” the place up, but I gotta say, those pictures on the site make it look much larger than it actually feels (kudos to the photographer).
There were some great views from different parts of the property (thinking the peek-a-boo window in the office), the terrace was nice and warm (a bit dangerous if you have kids and don’t want them falling in the fountain), it was an incredible use of space with some very unique and interesting lines, the brownies Gregg Lynn was serving up were tasty, and it will be a great house for the right buyer. That buyer just won’t be me.
This is only my opinion. If you at all have an interest in properties of this caliber/type, you owe it to yourself to go check it out, and don’t take my word for it. Anybody else get in, and what did you think?
–Oh Kronos! [theFrontSteps]
One thought on “610 Rhode Island: my take”
I’ll check it out. But in the meantime, 1771 North Point is in contract after 2 weeks on the market for public showing!
Wagers? I guess $4.65 mil.