Wednesday, August 29, 2012

I WANNA live there Wednesday # 4

I live in a pretty incredible area - It's an historical neighbourhood loaded with tons and tons and tons of charm - just steps away from the city center, it's also a pretty expensive neighbourhood :( in which I live in basically servants quarters compared to what I'm surrounded by.)

Because there's days I don't have furniture makeovers to show you - I've chosen Wednesdays to showcase and feature one home that's for sale around here.................( or apartment - or duplex - or teepee )


Good morning everyone - I'm listing 2 properties today - one of them is a virtual tour - click on the video at the end of my post to be transformed to another planet almost ( seriously ) beyond the realm...................
In the meantime I can imagine making my mark on this Gingerbread house

You had me at HELLO

family room off kitchen - facing garden

I'm really not a fan of wood - but in this case I think I could live with it - loving how it faces the outdoor space

loving the trellis work - and the floors in this place are to die
and that radiator too cute for words
dining room - wouldn't a built in window seat be perfect in this room?
living room - I cannot tell you how much I love this room - that corner window is beyond charming!


Master bedroom

master bath
bedroom - WOW

bedroom - lo and behold - finally a window seat - and another corner window
love the alcove off this bedroom - God what I could do with this room
off the family room - my perfect back yard -

balcony - look at the space on this thing!!!!



This ancestral victorian style cottage is turnkey. Built on a large lot of 7000 square feet, it offers 5 bedrooms and all the comforts you are looking for. On the ground floor, the kitchen offers tons of storage and the huge family room opens directly onto a beautiful and mature garden. Facing the front of the home is a large mature park.
Cost 1,594,000.00

What do you think?  Could you live there?
I'm in love - 

And now if you have a   please ( please please please ) take a few moments to look at this video - ugghhh I can't download it - but if you click on the link and then click on VIRTUAL TOUR to the right side of the page I promise you it's worth your time - 
It's a mansion - 23 rooms - but it's the "homiest" mansion I've ever seen ( well that I've ever seen pictures of anyway lol )  you can just see the love that was put into decorating this space - every single corner of it and it looks lived in - this home is spectacular - Victorian living at it's absolute finest!
9 million dollars of dreams come true.
If you don't like music turn your speakers off - there's an overture playing in the background - it's fitting and I kind of like it but I know some people find audio annoying

This is still Westmount - but up on what is called " the summit " it's the highest point in this city.

Somewhere over the rainbow way up high
There's a land that I heard of once in a lullabye

I'm off to dream now because Judy told me that the dreams that I dare to dream really do come true and I really do WANNA live in that 1st house!!!


Party Time!

French Country Cottage 
Common Ground
The Charm of Home
At the Picket Fence
2 8 0 5
Coastal Charm
The Farmhouse Porch
Savvy Southern Style


  1. Pretty amazing potential there! Love all the details. Wouldn't it be fun to see whatever the new buyer does with it?

  2. Wow. Love that house. 1.5 million seems like a lot for it though.

  3. OH. MY. LAWD.

    So, if I plunk down 9.5 million, I would be your neighbor, right?

    TOTALLY worth every penny!!!

  4. LOVE it. And a mere 1.5 million? Pocket change! LOL
    I'm moving in - as soon as I save up my allowance.

  5. I always love a peek into other homes. The second one is truly stunning. Thanks so much for sharing!

  6. Hi Suzan: Beautiful homes. I watched the video and loved that kitchen especially, but I'm afraid 'that' Judy was wrong as far as 'this' Judy knows. At 9 mil, never going to happen. Maybe I could afford that urn on the mantel in the library. Probably not either..Happy Wednesday..Judy

  7. I like the first house better, more my style, although I would kill for that kitchen in the second house. The second house main floor was way to formal for me, reminded me a of a funeral home lol, but I loved the views and the gardens. I love all the little nooks in the rooms in the first house, great spots for window seats. Oh to have that kind of money ......... thanks for letting me drift away for a while. hugs Tobey

  8. Amazing potential... I love daydreaming on houses wondering what I would do with each room.

    1. Hi Magali - I love doing that too!
      Thanks so much for coming by - you're a no reply blogger btw.

  9. Loved everything about the first house except whatever it was that they did to the master suite. Ick! As for the second house, I was amused that they referred to it in the real estate listing as a "cottage"!

  10. Yep! I could live there. But not for that price! WOW! I guess I'm just used to what seems to be the crazy cheap prices here. For that price you could own a mansion.

  11. Love, Love, Love that first house. I could live there for sure. Now for a cool 9.5 mil I could own the other one? Really? I wonder if there is any flexibility on that price?;>)) I think I spotted a Charlie Brown doll on the top shelf in the bedroom with the striped coverlet. xo Diana

  12. While I love the Victorian style of the first house, I hate what they did with the bathrooms. Way too modern for the character of the house. Complete miss in my opinion. And they probably spent lots of money.

    Also the white rooms with the beautiful ornate crown mouldings should be painted as to contrast and emphasize those mouldings. They must be featured. And I would so paint the wood in the family room. Not a fan. I love the backyard though.

    As for the 2nd house, it is absolutely gorgeous. Except the furniture has to go, teehee! (There's no accounting for taste. I'm being quite bitchy this morning, lol!)

  13. Ok, I went back and took the virtual tour this time. Love the sweeping views of the city and the peaceful garden. I could do that. Would they take a $8,5 million cut? No? Didn't think so.

  14. OMG Suzy this is incredible! Not at all like houses here in australia. so much space. thanks for sharing!
    cheers Fiona

  15. Hi,
    The second house is very homey! I think what makes it that way are the colours. I know white is the thing right now but for my taste it's too stark. It makes me sad that a home like this one has to be sold. Being the nosey person that I am I'd like to know why they are selling. Please don't tell me they're moving into something bigger. :-)
    Thanks for the tour,

    1. it's 23 rooms Cathy - I hope they aren't looking for something bigger either lol - don't think they find it in Montreal anyway.


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