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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

I WANNA live there Wednesday # 19

I live in a pretty incredible area - It's an historical neighbourhood loaded with tons and 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'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 )
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I don't know about everyone else but Wednesday's seem to be coming quicker and quicker lol!!!
First one up is a real gem - 
It's a 3 storey home built in 1913 designed by artchitect Percy Nobbs ( you can click on his name for information on him - things like architecture fascinate me so included his biography and accomplishments )

1,670,000.000
6 bedrooms
4 baths
1 powder room

Let's go!








BEAUTIFUL CROSS HALL PLAN - THOSE LEADED GLASS FRENCH DOORS ARE GORGEOUS!!!














I just love how they took this glassed in porch and made it an eating nook off the kitchen!!!
I had that rocking horse last year - sold it with a bedroom set for a little girl!!!






























I'm in love completely with this one - every last single detail - 
And considering the area - and what you get - this house is a steal - and will be snatched up before I
can win the lottery - most definitely!

Next up - Wood lovers rejoice!
1,795,000.000
4 bedrooms
4 baths
Wine Cellar
Built in 1890







I have to tell you ( most of you know this already ) I am not a wood lover. AT ALL.  For me this would feel like living inside a Church - and as beautiful as Churches are - I don't want to live in one...................
However, having said that - I can appreciate how absolutely magnificent this wood is - and looking at it
I can almost understand why someone would not want to paint it out ( although I still would - every
ounce of wood you see here would be pure white - sorry lol )  



and those ceilings give me heart palpitations - s.t.u.n.n.i.n.g.









really really love this kitchen - great work surfaces - and the floor is probably the nicest kitchen floor since I started the series, no?







The master bath must have been a bedroom once upon a time - it actually has a balcony off it - and these century old row houses usually were built with 1 bathroom ( which was considered a luxury I suppose at the time ) 













I love the exposed original stone wall in the basement - 







both homes are close in price - which one would you choose?
I love both of them for different reasons - tough call for me

have a great Wednesday everyone - see you tomorrow!!!

9 comments:

  1. I'm leaning toward the row house. Love the exposed stone and all the detail in the ceilings and woodwork!

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  2. First house for me. Totally love it. The best part of the second house is the fabulous basement...and not just because that is where they keep the wine!

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  3. I'm with you, I LOVE everything about the first house.

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  4. Hi Suzan!!

    OH MY!!!!!

    I love the first one including all the furniture!! I usually love wood, but, the 2nd one was just too dark. I would have to paint it white or ivory. Right away I said, "I love the exposed old wall", in the basement in the second house. It screams HISTORY!!! They both are beautiful!!

    WOW!!!! The wine cellar!!! I can't recall if I've ever seen a house with one on your I Wanna Live There Wednesdays.

    Thanks, they were both gorgeous!!

    Pam
    xox

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    1. House #1 gets my vote too. Everything about it is perfect. Can I write a check ??

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    2. yes - you can make it out to Simply Vintagous by Suzan - I only require 50% down - lol
      XOX

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  5. I love that mirror in the third pic of the first house and that four poster bed. In the second house I love the woodwork and the stone wall. But I would have to move both of these houses to the country. I want privacy and land and no neighbours close by. I want to be able to make all the noise I want and go outside and not have my neighbours staring at me. that would be my dream house, just trees everywhere, and a big barn for barn sales.

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  6. I think we would have to fight for the first house - love everything about it, the large rooms, the yard, the kitchen, the sunporch turned eating area, the master bedroom. IF I have that kind of money, that's the type of house I would want.

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  7. I could live on the lawn of the first one and just be happy looking at my new house.

    The kitchens in one and two are both fabulous. And I laughed at the closet w/all the guy shoes. My husband has more shoes than I do, he'd love that closet. -_-

    Nice pics on both, but I'd go w/the first just because both are fabulous inside, but I'm totally in love with the outside of the first one too.

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xoxo