This Ferndale home says "I see you trendy, arty people and I want you to live in a classic American home." Ok, what the listing really says is, "Vintage craftsman colonial goes hipster chic in Northwest Ferndale." Do note the apple computer product placement, no doubt a ploy to appeal to some ad agency graphic designer. And while the three bedroom listed for $199,900 does not seem ironic and vintagey enough to be all that hipster, we rather like it just the way it is. The place has hardwood floors, a brick fireplace, built-ins, leaded glass, and an open banister staircase. There are little extras like the breakfast nook, a sweet patio, and a two-car garage. So listen, suburban house. You don't have to be hip. Just be your sweet craftsman self and avoid emulating people with asymmetrical haircuts.
· 1026 W Drayton St [Zillow]