Well it's official - the final papers come through tomorrow - but everything's been done - all the i's are dotted and the t's are finally crossed - I have FORTY FIVE DAYS to pack up - find a home and get out of here!
Soooo - not a lot of time or luxury to look at houses for even a few weeks.
We went to see the house in Senneville yesterday - for those that missed it, you can see it HERE - it was beyond charming - with the perfect 2 story shed in the back yard that would be perfect for a workshop - but the house itself is just a leeeetle too tiny.
I'm torn with it - because I love it more than I can say - but after weighing things all night - we decided our second visit will be this one.................
Although it may look smaller than the one in Senneville - this one is quite deceptive - I'm going to show you all the photos now - with exactly what I have in mind to bring this more to my style ok?
Are you ready?
Here's the foyer - very very charming - those panelled boxes you see are storage - cushions placed on top of them would be so pretty I think ( they open up for extra storage - perfect for skis - if I skied lol )
and here's the other side of the door
I'd lend those of you without vision John't " imagination cap " but he doesn't have one at all - so you have to try hard to " imagine " what this little gem could be!!!
That ledge you see between the living room and the hallway is part of the heating system and would be removed down the road - for now I'd have to live with it - they're all over the house you'll soon see and will be a challenge................
The living room melts my heart away - I don't see it the way it looks at all - I only see what it could look like
Those 2 small windows on either side of the STONE fireplace are the original leaded glass - crank style
2 rooms were opened up to create the next 2 photos - a den/stroke office - they would not be staying like that
The dining room is next - and this one fills me with the most excitement ( decorating wise )
They've wallpapered between the beams on the ceiling - which would be removed - again everything lightened up with paint - the floors dark - a beautiful crystal chandelier..............
I LOVE this room - the next photo shows where I see French Doors going out to the garden
The walls are panelled - ( a strip of panelling - a strip of wall paper - quite strange actually - but fixable )
The next photo is the kitchen - and a complete gut job - so now you see it
but soon you won't
another wonderful thing about blogging is that everything is documented - I've never thought ( prior to blogging ) of taking before and after shots of things we've renovated in houses - unbelievable but true )
this room is off the kitchen - and it has to be completely redone ( torn down and rebuilt ) - I'd like to make it a proper mud room - larger than it is now - and use it to paint furniture in - since it's off the kitchen and out of the way completely.
As it is now it's not even insulated and as rough as you can get - BUT it has plumbing which is a huge plus.
This bathroom is hard to look at ( they both are but you'll see why this one is hardest on the eyes
I actually thought it was completely covered in Mac Tac - but these are PANELS !!! Never saw anything like in my life before - this will have to be the first bathroom that's renovated because it's on the main floor and the one company will see lol
Ok - let's go upstairs, shall we?
Bedroom 1 ( there are 2 bedrooms which are mirror images of each other almost )
The carpets are horrible - but guess what's underneath them?
WIDE PLANK ORIGINAL FLOOR BOARDS - JUST BEGGING TO BE PAINTED!!!
Nooks and crannies? Yeah - this house is full of them!!!
Here's the mirror imaged one ( except for that little weird cut out in the wall )
Does anyone else love those little window seating nooks as much as I do?
Bedroom 3 - the cutest little window - and Alice in Wonderland cupboard door - but we could open up that dormer space completely and have a larger room if we wanted to
4th bedroom ( more like a closet - but hey - it has a window and a door and is really quite cute
And the upstairs bathroom - brace yourself
There's no basement - ( well there's a small section dug out as a work space but it's a dungeon - and again I'll be in another home without a usable basement ) so instead I'll show you what I would imagine we would be using a LOT
Come around to the back of the house.................
John sees this
But I see this
come - lets go all the way around
Kick off your shoes - and jump right in!!!
But if it's true that houses speak to us then trust me - this one did - in a language that perhaps a lot wouldn't understand - but I understood it perfectly
And this, everyone, this could very well be a dream house for me - this quirky little stucco house with it's 100 year old charm that speaks "Suzan"
Did I mention it's 15 minutes away from Downtown Montreal?
Oh the dreams that are cramming my head right now
We've left a message for a second viewing - will keep you all posted!!!
Think of the blogging opportunities I'd have living here lol
Have to go - I'm so tired my eyes are on fire - I'm squinting typing this
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