I live in a pretty incredible area - in Montreal, It's an historical neighbourhood loaded with tons and tons of charm - and 20th century architecture, just steps away from the city center, it's also a pretty expensive neighbourhood ( in which I live in servants quarters basically compared to what I'm surrounded by )Because there are days I don't have furniture makeovers to show you - I've chosen Wednesdays to showcase and feature one or two homes that are for sale around here.................( or apartment - or duplex - or teepee )
Keep in mind this is in the heart of the city - so the prices reflect that - think Manhattan - where these places would cost 3 or 4 times what they're listed for here!
On occasion I'll showcase beautiful homes in other areas - countries - continents - the one thing most of them will have have in common will be their age - because I love old homes with stories to tell, join me won't you?
Good morning all - this week I thought we would visit Boston, Mass - I can't muster up much enthusiasm for house hunting - so thought maybe we'd honor the victims and the city they ran in - and where a large number of them called home.
People have always told me that Boston and Montreal have a lot in common - although I've never been, I do know people that have run the Boston Marathon - and have always wanted to see it -
In doing a little research on the city I was struck by the fact that we do indeed share a lot of similarities ( except for Montreal politics - which are driving me right over the edge to be honest with you )
Both had a very strong tie with Irish roots -
Both are water side cities
Both are roughly the same size
Both have some amazing older triplex ( or 3 family ) style housing
Both are cyclists cities
Both are Hockey cities ( with fiercely dedicated fans - The two teams have played each other more times, in both regular season play and the playoffs combined, than any other two teams in NHL history )
Both have very hot humid summers
Both have very cold winters
Both have have strong blue collar roots
Both are among the oldest cities in North America
but mostly they actually resemble each other ( in photos anyway )
2 bedroom - 1 bath - 1 half bath
Realtor Robb Silva
This house could easily be in my neighbourhood in Montreal - those of you that follow this series will see how similar this is!!!
tiny but beautifully equipped kitchen
it even has my beloved radiators!!!!
I suppose this is the 2nd bedroom being used as a den
|I want that secretary behind the chair!!!|
|LOVE the floor|
the below photo could be a photo of my back alley - which is also where we park!
The next one is listed at 8,500,000
10,500 square feet
Realtor Coldwell Banker
sweet dreams are made of this
and my favorite - the living room
And the last one is actually in Cambridge - but it's worth showing - this place is absolutely out of this world
3 baths - 1 half
12 rooms in total
Realtor Boston Heritage Realty
and that's it for Wednesday folks - have a great " hump " day - oh and I may be going to look at this place on the weekend - the farmhouse dream is alive and kicking
oh this city girl has big big country dreams lately........................
It just goes to show you should never say never ( ever )
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