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?
It's all about me again this week - because I found another listing that speaks - no sings to me!
Come take a peak - and let me know what you think - of course there's some work to do - but I can't tell you how much I love it!
Miss City Girl - and if I keep saying that till you're sick to death of hearing it - please understand that I keep saying it for a reason.............this is going to be such a major change in my life that it's overwhelming - these places I'm looking at now are in " down in the boondocks "
LOVE LOVE LOVE this one
Paint the exterior in Cream or White and Black - some badly needed landscaping - lots of it - all around the perimeter and the walkway..................window boxes under all the windows
Here's how special it could look
Entrance way...................if I have to give up my Victorian Moldings - then I could live with wood ceilings!
Oh how welcoming I could make this space
Don't you love the floors?
French doors leading out to veranda? Hello dream come true ( nipple light be gone )
The tiles have to go ( in my world ) and a big slab of marble would replace the wood on the island but I could live with everything else - very very easily - I might even start baking apple pies from scratch living here - instead of running up the street like I do now to the closest bakery ( because that's what you tend to do in the city, don't you know ) and if this kitchen doesn't scream apple pie baking in the oven - well then I don't know what does...................
That tile has to go ( oh - already said that )
It wouldn't take all that much work to make this kitchen
sort of look like this kitchen ( which would be my inspiration )
Where Meryl Streep called home in " It's Complicated "
I can't get enough of the french doors -
Let's go upstairs - ( what's with all these light fixtures ??? ) but OH what landing
I love how the bedrooms have windows on 2 separate walls...............
one of those bedrooms could be a beautiful walk in closet, right?
I have to go see this one - maybe this weekend - and after all these photos - John's heart is still on This one
But my heart has switched loyalties after seeing this ( in all fairness I know enough to know that photos can be very very deceiving - but I still HAVE to see it - it's exactly the type of house I envision myself in )
This " Village " has an upscale Flea Market every year - from May to October - called Finnegan's - where maybe I could have a booth for my furniture ..................
Here's the town hall - in winter
What does everyone think?
It's 45 minutes out of the city of Montreal ....................
I'm in love.
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