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Does This Furniture Make My Living Room Look Fat?

What Comes First...The Size Of The House Or The Furniture?

When searching for that perfect house sometimes there are more factors than bedrooms, baths and basements.

On occasion, there is a piece of furniture that needs to fit in or the house just won't work. Sometimes these items are heirloom items that we just cannot part with.

To do so might bring some bad fortune or untimely demise(or so we think!). So, the search is on for some odd size room to fit this in.

I can understand the dilemma and headache this can cause. I don't think I own any of these types of furniture, but I do have a huge framed piece of Fitzpatrick history that has to go somewhere in my house.

Furniture that just won't fit think that won't happen to you. A pipe organ was part of the plan for some clients I had a few years ago.

It was Grandma's prize possession and she left it to her grandson and his wife. It had to go wherever they moved.

Most often the pipe organ was installed in the living room. The wife was not too fond of the idea but had to keep it to keep the organ in the decor to keep the peace in the family! 

In real estate, I see this often. Usually, it is a dining room table, bedroom suite, oversize couches or pool table.

Still, if it's important to my's important to me to help them find a house that it fits in. 

I really don't mind at all. It's all a part of the process.


Lizette Realty Lizette Fitzpatrick

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Comment balloon 9 commentsLizette Fitzpatrick • June 05 2010 03:43PM


Great information!

Posted by John Souerbry, Homes, Land & Investments (Cordon Real Estate) about 9 years ago

OMG!  I know a guy who has turned his house into a huge pipe organ.  I'm not kidding.....he has pipes everywhere!

Posted by Ann Allen Hoover, CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL (RE/MAX Advantage South) about 9 years ago

Oh my goodness what is that dinosaur?

Posted by Richard Goates, Broker 01251781 (Apex California Realty) about 9 years ago

That is very spooky looking.

I'm hearing Phantom of The Opera scary organ noises.....

Posted by Ralph Gorgoglione, Hawaii and California Real Estate (800) 591-6121 (Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes) about 9 years ago


Great title! I have experienced home buying around furniture many times, although I must admit the organ is a hands down winner. What a good post.

Best regards,

Posted by Judi Boad (SOLUTIONS REAL ESTATE) about 9 years ago

Very witty title.  I have run into that too.  Imagine another relative imposing their decorating on you?  I mean in this example, Grandma even did it from the grave!  Looks like they have buy a house to fit around this piece of furniture.  At least the organ is aesthetic.

Posted by Michael Delaware, REALTOR®, CRS, GRI (North Sky Realty LLC) about 9 years ago

Lizette - I've run across this dilemma a few times with buyers who have large pieces of furniture or a family heirloom that they just can't part with.  It's made the home search a little longer but in the end they all found just the right home.

Posted by Julie Dumaine-Russell (RE/MAX Alliance) about 9 years ago

We have had some very odd furniture that we "had" to find a home with the perfect room for -- some almost impossible.

Posted by Bob & Carolin Benjamin, East Phoenix Arizona Homes (Benjamin Realty LLC) about 9 years ago

Lizette - I've come across thisproblem on more than one occasion and in some cases the buyer's came to the realization it was crazy to base a $2,000 sofa around a $250,000 purchase.

Posted by Michelle Gibson, REALTOR (Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. ) about 9 years ago

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