WELCOME TO I WANNA LIVE THERE WEDNESDAY -
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A SERIES ON REAL ESTATE FOR SALE - MOSTLY IN MY HOME TOWN OF MONTREAL - WITH LOTS OF VISITS HERE AND THERE TO SEE WHAT ELSE IS OUT THERE - SOMETIMES IN N.Y. OR NEW ORLEANS - OR PARIS - OR............ANYWHERE ACTUALLY!
I CONCENTRATE ( FOR THE MOST PART ) ON HERITAGE HOMES - HISTORICAL BUILDINGS WITH DETAILED ARCHITECTURE.
SINCE THIS IS A SERIES ON THE HOUSE ITSELF - AND NOT THE WAY PEOPLE FURNISH THEM - KINDLY KEEP THAT IN MIND WHEN LEAVING COMMENTS -I WOULD NOT WANT A HOME OWNER TO COME ACROSS THEIR HOME ON MY BLOG AND READ UNKIND THINGS ABOUT IT ( I WAS ONCE CONTACTED WITH THANKS FOR SHOWCASING SOMEONE'S HOME - SO IT'S POSSIBLE ) IF YOU'RE INTO HOMES WITH A HISTORY THIS IS A SERIES YOU JUST MAY ENJOY - THANKS SO MUCH FOR VISITING THEM WITH ME
Happy Hump day everyone :)
I really wanted to go abroad today but with one thing and another ( like a newly discovered leak in the dining room ) it looks like we're stuck in Montreal again this week -
BUT - I did find a beauty- ( excuse me I have to go empty the plastic bin - be right back )
Ok - let's get out of this hell hole house of mine - and dream - and while we're at it we may as well dream of the city - it's going on 3 months since I've moved from the core of it - and the longing is not going away any time soon I'm sorry to say.
In Montreal a Duplex is not a side by side house - it's one on top of the other - we owned a duplex prior to the last house - and rented out the apartment upstairs (oh the stories I could tell you about the one of the tenants - LMHO - I believe they're like this in N.Y. too - and if you've never seen the movie " Duplex " with Drew Barrymore and Ben Stiller - do so this weekend - seriously funny and eerily similar to what we went through ! ) This is not a home where the upstairs has been converted - but built originally to house 2 families from the start. They were typically owned by one family ( or person ) with tenants - today due to such high costs of owning a duplex, most are being sold separately ( top and bottom ) with both owners sharing the cost of taxes - and any repairs that need to be done are done together, reducing the overall costs greatly and making city living a little more affordable.
I'm explaining this because sometimes I'll mention a listing as an apartment - but what it really is - is an upper or lower duplex that's for sell ( our last place was a lower duplex - we went from owning a whole duplex - to a lower duplex - to this disaster - don't ask ) but you can see my " lower " duplex
HERE - we may end up moving into someone's basement for finish lol
THIS is an Upper Duplex for sale - e.g. Apartment ( because these buildings are so old - they are very solid and usually very sound proof )
Again this is in Westmount - steps from Downtown Montreal ( although when you step inside you could be in Sweden )
3 bedrooms - 1 bath
1300 sq. ft.
Built in 1900
2 Separate Entrances
Realtor MARTIN ROULEAU
If you look at the floor you can see where the room was opened up - wonderful idea in this case -
and just loving those windows -
this next photo shows you how gorgeous the room is opened up - with the full wall of windows
don't you just love those radiators?
an antique fireplace in a walk in closet? well - never thought of it before - but Yes Please !!!
One of the bonuses of selecting the " upper " when purchasing this style of home is that the roof belongs to you - and are often converted to roof terraces
Given the choice of a high rise apartment or this type of apartment - I'd choose this in a heart beat - there's such a home-y feel to it - and this just makes it the more sweeter
Do I wanna live there?
I most certainly do - first of all this is in my old neighborhood - and secondly I'll never stop missing the
don't you love the artwork on brick???
would it work with S U B U R B I A - on beadboard do you think LMHO..................
Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone - I have to call someone to check out that leak.
( not the one in my brain for buying this place either )
Partying Here !!!
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