According to a story in the Wall Street Journal, homeowners today are integrating a playground staple inside their houses by adding a slide. Would you consider adding a slide inside your home?
According to the article, although building a slide inside your home is brazenly impractical, builders and architects say a handful of determined luxury homeowners have successfully installed slides inside their own estates.
Bringing slides indoors is not common enough to call a trend that’s sweeping the nation, but the idea is definitely spreading. From taking center stage in swanky Manhattan penthouses to providing a fun secret way to get from the laundry room to the basement in Minnesota, these playground pieces are anything but child’s play.
A professional poker player built this slide for his bachelor pad in New York City’s East Village. It received tons of media coverage online, in magazines and was also featured on TV. I saw it on one of those high-end real estate shows. However, the slide’s projected effect on resale value caused some major drama leading the current owner to remove the slide last year because it took up too much space in the living room. The owner had put the unit on the market but later decided to keep it after doing renovations and removing the slide.
Check out this article in Houzz featuring more ideas on adding a slide inside your home, and then share your opinion in the comments section of this blog. Meantime, if you are ready to move to any of the upscale communities of Montecito, Hope Ranch or Santa Barbara, I hope you will consider working with me. Just call me at 805.886.9378 or email me at Cristal@montecito-estate.com and we’ll begin your house selling journey. I am also here to help homeowners in these upscale communities sell their home using my strategic marketing strategy. Let’s get together and discuss your needs!