Incorporating architectural antiques in your home to set it apart from the competitionJuly 30, 2009
In today’s real estate market, there is an overabundance of inventory. How can you ensure that your property makes a buyer’s short list? Most of the homes that buyers are shown are spec grade. They have so many choices and sellers need to do whatever they can to set their home apart from the comparables.
One way to achieve a memorable showing to a buyer is by incorporating architectural antiques into the design of the property.
Home staging has become an essential tool in our marketplace, but the placement of architectural antiques can truly make a home memorable. Architectural antiques can enhance the exterior of a home that needs a lift, or add layers of charm and sophistication to the interior.
An antique front door from a French chateau can literally sell a house. The perfect antique wrought iron chandelier over the dining table can make a buyer fall in love.
- carved entry doors
- ornate garden gates and driveway gates
- bronze door hardware
- exterior lighting
- structural columns
- wood and stone mantels
- clawfoot tubs
- pedestal sinks
Architectural antiques are speced by top interior designers and architects around the world to enhance décor in homes new and old. They can bring warmth to a sterile space, and character to an non-descript space. There are several businesses around the country in metropolitan areas like Atlanta that specialize in this category of antiques. Sotheby’s auction house has sold its share of these artifacts and continues to do so to buyers all around the world.
Architectural antiques enhance the curb appeal of a home, potentially increasing its value and marketability. Although your property may be a spec house, the addition of an antique mantel , door, or chandelier will give it a custom feel.