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 everybody!!!! This week I'm going to list 2 properties ( - both under 1 million - for those of you that have been following the series you'll understand why these are significant - for those of you who know Westmount ( and I know there's quite a few of you ) you'll know why these are a " steal " and for those of you who may be new to it please don't run away from sticker shock - this is an exclusive little enclave neighbourhood in the central heart of the city - and the prices reflect that xxxThis little section is called Victoria Village - and it's right out of a Dickens scenario - filled with little specialty shops and bistro's - these streets are particularly beautiful at christmas time!
5 bedroom - 2 bath
built in 1895
Gingerbread house - I walk by this place all the time - they're row houses - this ones green - but there's a pink one - a cream one - a blue one - and if I'm not mistaken, a purple one too -they are so pretty all lined up together in their different colors - one of them usually has an old rusted bike on the balcony that looks likeit's been there forever - I must try to get a photo of all of them for you - I've never been inside one - so let's go!
This is, unfortunately, as large as I can make these pictures without them becoming all blurry
kitchen ( they've managed to incorporate a lot of storage space into such a small room )
upstairs landing - original brick work - does anyone else see garland hanging on that railing?
4th bedroom is in the basement - nice size though
well if this isn't the cutest laundry room?
a VERY decent back yard space for a row house in this area!
and yesterday I met one of my daughters for lunch on this very street so snapped the pink on
that's all the photos shown - but I could do wonders with it let me tell you -
ok on to house # 2
This next one is called a " Garden Flat " because it's on the main level of a 3 story building
built in 1905
I can make out a gorgeous original fireplace mantel
yup - there it is! wow I just love that they painted it white
and I love that window seat in the background
and you know me right? I LOVE that
radiator showing on the right hand side of the photo
WHAT IS IT WITH ME and radiators lol
so this is exactly what our plan is to do with ours - put the kitchen off the dining room -
originally these houses had the kitchens in the back - way down at the end of a very
long hallway - NOT convenient at all
rooms for a hot tub
And I'm so in love with what they did with their tiny back yard space
it's chock filled to the brim with lovliness
covered outdoor eating area
and this next photo just makes me smile
smother me in fairy lights, please!!!
And I can't help myself - going back up to over a million for one last one - because it's just too special not to share!
2 powder rooms
Ok - SHUT UP and close the door!
No, I mean that - close the door - it's getting cold outside lol
Is this gorgeous - or is this gorgeous - or is this gorgeous?
I know, I know, I know you all enough to know I'm going to get comments on the floor
but imagine it with wood if you have to - and than check out all the other beauty of this -
that door at the end is too die for ( in my humble opinion )
And that little nook beside the staircase for a beautiful dresser and chair?
houses like this leave me a nervous wreck - my eyes are darting all over
the place - I'm decorating it in my mind - my heart is skipping a beat
I may have to stop this series for medicinal purposes alone lol
The curved french doors? Talk about details!
and if they had 10 other photos of this room - I'd show you every single
one of them - but it's time to move on
I may be breaking out in a fever right now -
( or having a hot flash - never sure anymore )
NOW - I can tell you with all certainty that if I lived here -
I would have parties every weekend - and I would dance on
that island - au d'oeuvres, anyone?
Or have huge hide and go seek parties and I would hide INSIDE of it
Whatever, that kitchen would have a huge impact on who I am, most
Formal living room - you didn't think it would only have one living room did you?
PARIS - right here in little old Montreal
Master bedroom -
I'm too tired to count how many fireplaces are in this place -
but this room would be a dream come true for me -
balcony off the master bedroom
I'd stand outside on this and wave down at all the people - much
like the Royal Family does
and then I'd scream down at all of them with a huge smile on my face and say
YOU WANT TO COME IN AND SEE MY HOUSE???????
master dressing room
Suzan would say - John I don't have anything to wear
John would say - Well you had to live here - now wrap yourself in a sheet because we certainly can't afford clothes too!
so I'd go sulk and soak in the bath
where you don't need any clothes
and what's that behind the french door?
just a little sitting area - shouldn't all bedrooms have one?
and shouldn't they have windows all around them?
basement bathroom - original stone wall
Ugghhh - I'm exhausted - totally drained - YOU try decorating 3 places in 30 minutes LOL
And that's it for this week's " dancing on the moon "
What do you think?
French Country Cottage
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia