Tuesday, January 29, 2013

I WANNA live there # 24


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 are 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 )
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!
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A BIG THANKS TO THE CHARM OF HOME  for featuring I wanna live there 24

FIRST OF ALL - BEFORE I GO ON WITH THE POST - WE HIT 700 FOLLOWERS!!!!  
I'M GOING TO POST THE GIVEAWAY ON MONDAY - STAY TUNED
AND THANK YOU EVERYONE - YOU'RE  SIMPLY THE BEST
( BETTER THAN ALL THE REST )  

Shall we begin our tours now?
I've been thinking that we've been setting our sights too low lately - 2 million here - 3 million there - I've even gone under 1 million at times ( as if we were common folk ) 
So I decided this week we're all going to sail across the ocean - and check out what is happening " across the pond "
We could be modern day Downton Abbey'ers
Enjoy Judy!

London, England
22 million pounds - so aproximately 34 million dollars - 
that's more like it - this is what we really should be aiming for 
7 bedrooms
5 ensuite bathrooms
Conservatory






































ONE MORE?
YOU SURE - THE NEXT ONE HAS MORE PHOTOS THAN I EVER SEEN ON A LISTING
OK OK - FINE - YOU ASKED FOR IT
YOU GOT IT

THIS ONE IS 21 MILLION - SO SLIGHTLY LESS THE THE FIRST ONE -
6 BEDROOMS - 4 EN SUITE
SEPARATE MEWS HOUSE
(Mews is a primarily British term formerly describing a row of stables, usually with carriage houses below and living quarters above, built around a paved yard or court, or along a street, behind large city houses, such as those of London, during the 17th and 18th centuries. The word may also refer to the lane, alley or back street onto which such stables open. It is sometimes applied to rows or groups of garages or, more broadly, to a narrow passage or a confined place. Today most mews stables have been converted into dwellings, some greatly modernised and considered highly desirable residences)

OK LETS GO - THIS ONE TOOK FOREVER TO POST

YOO HOO Bates - where are you?  Bates?  Oh bother, I think he's in jail again - never mind we'll let ourselves in - the whole class system is going right to hell!!!!


I didn't think we'd warrant a welcome such as this - how completely proper of them - hmmm -  looks all wrong without Bates






CAN'T YOU JUST SEE ALL OF OUR GREAT HAND PAINTED FURNITURE IN THIS PLACE LOL?  WONDER WHAT DUMPSTER DIVING IS LIKE AROUND HERE
THERE GOES THE NEIGHBOURHOOD


OR WE'D PROBABLY PAINT TABLES THAT ARE WORTH 100,000.00


IT'S OKAY CARSON - WE CAN BE TRUSTED!





NOT YOU TOO MRS. HUGHES?
WE WON'T MAKE OFF WITH THE SILVER, SCOUT'S HONOR.................



MAYBE REUPHOLSTER THE CHAIRS IN BURLAP - BUT THE SILVER IS SAFE


DO A WHITE WASH ON THAT DESK - WITH A LITTLE DISTRESSING PERHAPS?


OK - THIS IS GETTING POSITIVELY CREEPY NOW
WHAT COULD WE POSSIBLY TAKE FROM HERE ANNA?
GO VISIT BATES OR SOMETHING
SHEESH




ONE OF US WOULD PROBABLY STENCIL A FLEURS DE LYS OR SOMETHING ON THE TUB


NO HONEY - I HAVE NO IDEA WHERE YOUR AQUA TEE IS - AREN'T YOUR TOPS COLOR COORDINATED?  I KEEP TELLING YOU AND TELLING YOU..........................CHECK WITH MRS. O'BRIAN - I SAW HER IN THERE EARLIER RUMMAGING THROUGH THEM..............







PAINT A DIAMOND PATTERN ON THE FLOORS?


I HEAR SOMEONE COMING UP THE STEPS


OH IT'S JUST YOU O'BRIEN - WHAT ON EARTH ARE  YOU DOING WITH SIR ROBERT'S
T-SHIRT IN YOUR HANDS?



WOULD YOU CARE FOR SOME REFRESHMENT PERHAPS?
DAISY - YOO HOO DAISY - WHAT'S GOING ON WITH THE HELP TODAY
OUT CAVORTING WITH ALFRED I SUPPOSE


LET'S STEP OUTSIDE, SHALL WE?
I WONDER WHERE EVERYONE CAN BE?  THE SERVANTS ARE CERTAINLY EVERYWHERE




OH LOOK - I FOUND THEM - WHY ARE THEY HIDING FROM US?


THE MEWS I PRESUME?  ( that's probably where Daisy and Alfred are )

QUICK - TURN AROUND - I SEE THEM!!!!


THINK THOMAS IS ON TO THEM?




OK GUYS - ENOUGH OF THIS - I JUST HEARD SOMEONE CALL US NORTH AMERICAN
RIFFRAFF - ( sounded like Mr. Carson - who the hell does he think he is anyway )

SAY GOODBYE
AND THANK YOU - LETS REMEMBER OUR MANNERS


LISTEN - SHHH - LISTEN
DID YOU HEAR?
THE DOWAGER COUNTESS JUST MUMBLED - Y'ALL COME BACK NOW, Y'HEAR





AWWW - THEY'VE ALL COME TO SAY GOOD-BYE



Have a happy Wednesday everyone

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30 comments:

  1. Oh, I LOVE this! I love England! I'd love to move there! But I'm broke! That's probably enough exclamation points!

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  2. Okay....I really need to get up to speed on this whole Downton Abbey thing.

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  3. Oh, Countess- I am smitten! What gorgeous "palaces". I love that very first room-the tone of it is just so soothing. Loved your commentary from the "staff" throughout. For some reason I really love that dining room in house 2. I could actually imagine sitting there and taking a meal. Fun post, Suze! I really like this feature you do. xo Diana

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  4. Haha!! Great post. Love the D.A. inserts. And Bates? He's such a poser. Only Carson will do for the truly aristocratic. lol I mean, can you see Bates caring about Burke's Peerage? I don't think so.

    Okay, I can't even imagine living in the second one. The first one? YESSS. Love all that white and the hardwood floors, but still have a little problem envisioning myself coming from the garden into any of those white rooms, even the kitchen. I wonder if I could snag Mrs. Patmore to help.

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  5. I love the blue gray paint color in the second house. But honestly, neither one moved me much. If I had all the money in the world I would never want to live is something so big. Seems cold to me. Give me a cool little beach house with sand on the floor, white everywhere and big windows. That's more me. Thanks for sharing these Countess Suzana!
    Leslie (aka Gwen Moss)

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  6. Oh those British. They can be so ostentatious. Not at all normal or down-to-earth, like us North Americans, with our Hollywood and New York set....

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  7. Dear Countess-
    These are fascinating to look at but the most unlike my style so far. Your dialogue was top notch. I adore England but I think I'd be more content in the modest cottage neighborhoods than these castles. My style lies more with the stuff you can get from the dumpster and paint white. I wouldn't know what to do with a $100k table, besides admire it from afar, and try to keep my cats off of it.

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  8. LOL! I would go nuts if I had to actually LIVE in a place where everything was off limits to the paint brush!

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  9. Dearest Countess,
    Would it be possible to have the first house exterior with the second house interior?
    Duchess Magali (I'm a duchess since my mother's family name is "duke" in French - I really wonder how that came from since they were either tailors or electricians...)

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    1. thanks so much Duchess Magali for coming by!
      your the Duchess of Electricians I guess LOL
      XOX

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    2. Fun Post! I am a Downton fan and I enjoyed your humor. I also loved so many of the rooms, I pinned a ton!

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    3. thanks so much Bridget!!!
      XXX

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  10. The shirts in the closet would have to be replaced w/boots and shoes, but other than that, I'm all in. : )

    I did notice the radiators you fancy in the top pics. :)

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  11. First of all, Countess- I thought I saw Patrick Swayze up there but you call this person O'Brian. Hmmm. I would like to employ/he/she to clean my chandys and organize the closets. Although it appears that he/she might have a little kleptomania going on. Shirt stealer.

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  12. Hello My Dear Countess!!!!!

    The two houses were jolly good!!! I really love the wood floor in the 1st picture along with the crown molding. The ceiling finishes were absolutely stunning!!

    My Lady, you continue to behave in the utmost fashion with the Royals. These lovely summer houses were lovely. They are missing something though...Oh, I know, they are missing your artistic genius designs.

    Please, if we are worthy, could we please glance at your grand designs? I ask this on behalf of your humble servants in Blogland.

    Baroness Pam
    (xox)

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  13. Hi Suzan!!!

    YAY!!!!!!

    !!!700!!! WOW, I'm so darn happy for you!!!

    But, I knew all along how great you are!! He-he!!

    You've been sunshine in my life. How your designs inspire me and how your wit literally has me doubled over because I can't stop laughing and my stomach hurts.

    I'm doing my happy dance for you!!!

    Your friend,

    Pam
    xox

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  14. Glad to hear that you're a Countess. I would be the scullery maid with my lineage (English - Cockney grandfather school janitor). Better lock away those pink T-shirts - Thomas would be after them. But then Mr. Bates will chase him away with his cane (hopefully, soon, really).

    Congrats on the 700 milestone!!! You'll be at 7000 before long!!

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  15. Congrats on 700 followers, Suzan!!
    I have to admit, I have a King of Ireland in my ancestry...grandpa from Scotland did our family tree and found some interesting stuff. Would that make me a princess?? lol Yeah right...so I bow to you, Countess Suzan.
    Your loyal follower, Far From Royal Debbie ;)

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  16. Hey Countess Suzana! I am soooo laughing. I could actually hear Carson's voice... riffraff indeed! Congrats on reaching 700!!!

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  17. Congratulations on reaching 700 followers. Love the house tours from London. Looks like a lovely way to live.
    Cindy

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  18. You brought some personality into the pretentious halls of the upper eschelon. Jolly good!
    Liz @ Quirky Vistas

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  19. Countess Suzana, YOU CRACK ME UP!!!!!
    LOL!!!! Loved your suggestions for my new house decoration, LOL!!!!
    Yes, please, burlap on those chairs and fleur the liz on the tub, LOL!!!!
    Congratulations on the followers, I am one of your fans!!
    Hugs,
    Claudine

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  20. What a fun post. Fun to see how the other half lives. Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  21. What a fun tour! Thanks for taking us across the pond! There''s a show on BBC (I think) titled Selling London- with all these over the top residences like this!

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  22. I'd love to visit you in either of your homes, Countess. I would be a guest upstairs and not working downstairs right? Fun post!

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  23. Boy! This had me laughing and ooohing and ahhhing! Love these amazing rooms and how you inserted the staff in the photo and especially love Countess Violet's quote! Marvelously done! I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,
    Kathy

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    1. Thanks for having me Kathy!
      This was a fun one ( I giggled writing it up lol )
      XOX

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