Wednesday, January 6, 2016

I WANNA live there Wednesday # 145

Good Morning Everyone !

I haven't done a IWLTW post in awhile now - and after looking at top posts from last year I realized they are some of my most viewed !

So here we go again :)

I found this one on ZILLOW - a spectacular old farmhouse in Saranac Lake, N.Y.
( close to Montreal actually - I've been to this picturesque town many times )

It was once a Carmelite Nunnery - a Sanitorium - a Nursing Home and a boarding house !
The last owners fell in love with it and turned it into a single home ( private residence )

$695.000
8500 square feet ( more a farmhouse mansion actually )
14 bedrooms ( 8 with sleeping porches )
8 baths
Built in 1896
Realtor - BOB MARTIN

This would make the most glorious Bed & Breakfast !!!  ( if you were so inclined - and if you were I would be your first customer ! )

Let's go !





I'm in love with the back !






That fireplace  -  those windows !


A butler's pantry






view to the sleeping porch




Radiators - oh how I love old radiators !





A view from the - drum roll please - WIDOW'S WALK !!!  The ad says there's fireworks on the 4th of July
Can you imagine sitting out there watching that?


What a truly glorious piece of history !!!


Nestled in a gorgeous location


Yep - I most definitely would want to live there !  I'd fill it to the brim with Shabby delights - although it's not too shabby exactly as it is !
Many more pictures on the site zillow



Have a wonderful day everyone - the first week of the new year is half over !
Hugs,
Me


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VINTAGE PAINT & MORE                              THE INTERIOR FRUGALISTA
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24 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, that one is amazing!!

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  2. A gorgeous home and priced to sell too. It was make a great B&B for sure!

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  3. Wow!! It could not be more gorgerific!! What an unbelieveable price!! Mmmmm...do I want to move to upstate NY....mmmm.... Thanks for sharing this dream of a home!

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  4. Absolutely dreamy! I would want to spend a night in each bedroom on a rotating basis and that kitchen was to die for. When I hit the lottery I will definitely call you to spend some time here!

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  5. OMG wouldn't it make a wonderful small inn?! If I was only 25 yrs younger! xo Patty

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    1. THAT'S what we should have bought Patti LOL
      XOX

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  6. Love those porches! Oh my. It's a beautiful place.
    Hugs

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  7. Holy mansions Suzan!! This is a beauty! I love the farmhouse style, porch... yard... plunk it on 10 acres in SW Florida and I am drooling. lol Gorgeous!!!
    xoxo ~ Christina

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  8. Fabulous home Suzan! And not a bad price for all of that house. I adore upstate New York...it is where I'd like to someday retire. Thank you so much for sharing at SYS and have a great week!
    XO Barbara

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  9. This is a real beauty, but in New York I don't think I could even pay the taxes on it. Glad you're feeling better.

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  10. WOW! This is GORGEOUS!!I'd love to live in this mansion!
    You picked a good one! Such a pretty area!
    Thank you for showing this to us.
    I hope you're back to feeling 100%,and I hope John didn't get sick.
    Hugs,
    Laura/Hazel

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    1. Want to buy it with me Laura? We could call it Lucy & Ethel's - or the EL ( initials ) WACKO'S LMHO
      I'm feeling much better now - thanks so much - John only had it for one day - what a constitution that man has I'm telling ya !
      xoxo

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    2. Yup! Let's do it!!
      I'm so HAPPY you're feeling better and that John didn't get it bad! I'm glad he didn't have to play the patient with a long cold. My husband complains a lot when he's sick.
      OK, so lets just do it--let's buy that gorgeous house!
      Love ya,
      Laura/Ethel

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  11. Gorgeous. You're so right; it would make for a wonderful B&B Great dream home or somebody

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  12. Holy smokes, lady! You're killing me with this house!! You know what's funny? Despite the HUGE footprint of this house it still feels cozy somehow!!

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  13. Spectacular home!!! Perfect for a bed and breakfast! I dreamed for years of having one !!! Beautiful location too!i think you should talk John into it! Ha! Would LOVE hearing THAT conversation!!! Your friend,Cindy

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  14. Dibs on the blue bedroom with the radiator and sleeping porch! Gorgeous! Love the butler's pantry, too.

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  15. Oh, my! It looks like it belongs in a film!

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  16. Oh my goodness! How fun and beautiful! I love the chairs in the kitchen looking out the windows!

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  17. Beautiful home I wish my butlers pantry had running water but I'm afraid it's just a bit to small. Loved the sleeping porches, ours is used quiet often in the summer.

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  18. What a beautiful home! Love all of it, from the gorgeous staircase (I have a thing for staircases!) to that wonderful kitchen, I have proper house envy! It looks like something from a movie set!

    Lisa - www.fourwallsrainydays.com

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  19. Oh wow it is so updated and gorgeous inside! Love that porch too! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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  20. New follower! This really hooked me in, Suzan. Wowsie, how I �� it!

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Due to a large amount of spam ( that I'm tired of going back to posts and deleting ) I'll be using comment moderation from now on !!!
Can I beat these spammers at their own game? Probably not - but I'm going
to try my damnedest !!!
xoxo