I live in a pretty incredible area - in Montreal, It's an historical neighbourhood loaded with 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 or two homes that are 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!
On occasion I'll showcase beautiful homes in other areas - countries - continents - the one thing most of them will have have in common will be their age - because I love old homes with stories to tell, join me won't you
Good Morning everyone!
I just want to add a little comment of my own here before we start - for the most part I adore these houses for their architectural beauty - for their century old heritage - this was why I started the series in the first place, not for how the individual home owners decorate them - anything can be personalized the way anyone sees fit - my goal here really is to show how beautifully built these old houses were - sometimes they are decorated completely to my taste and that's a bonus - but even when they aren't - they are still uniquely special - and worthy of a look - see. I would rather point out the beauty - then focus on some aspect I don't like.................I have very very seldom walked into a home - at any point in my life - and not been drawn to the potential - no home is perfect -
but in my mind these century old ones come pretty close!
Okay we walk by this gorgeous block a lot with Soda - I love every home on it - talk about architectural eye candy!!!
A striking example of Heritage Westmount Architecture and style circa 1921. Described as ' A Victorian Fantasy marked by Moorish themes in the book Montreal's Little Mountain, this home boasts exquisite woodwork, lofty ceilings and intricate plaster mouldings. The unique leaded windows allow for tremendous light.
Realtor - Liza Kaufman
Ready to take a peak? I just love the transom over the front door!
Perfection - those windows? O.M.G.
I spy with my little eye a gorgeous mirror over that mantel
I just love how the deck is in a little " niche " like this - so private and beautiful
That one had me drooling from start to finish - I would most definitely WANNA live there!!!
This next one up is listed for 1,080.000 in a prime location - you need to put on your
" potential " glasses for this one - but's a great opportunity because it has an apartment in the basement to
offset the mortgage ( or use as guest quarters )
1 powder room
Realtor Caroline Rouleau
Paint - paint - paint - gorgeous chandelier - that's all this room really needs
I love that the kitchen has a " nook "
Washer and dryer - you're outta there - those kitchen cupboards on the left hand side must be originals -
I grew up with those types of cupboards - they almost look like furniture, don't they? They HAVE to stay!
Bedroom with wood burning fireplace - yes please.................
Bedroom with seating area - that could easily be converted to an awesome walk in closet - complete with chandelier!
beautiful detail - paint it white! ( sorry wood lovers )
Does anyone else see the potential in that one?
I'd just love to get my hands on it - really I would - would it help if I showed you what it's right beside?
( where we stroll with Soda in the summer - it's especially gorgeous at twilight )
even the park's conservatory has architectural charm!!!
All that in the " heart " of the city - walking distance to downtown Montreal - theaters - shopping - incredible restaurants -
Now does that house have potential?
Mmmmm, me thinks so - me thinks I would defnintely WANNA live there!
The snow is melting rapidly here - I have hope that Spring is actually on it's way lol -
( although everytime I say it we seem to get another " dump " )
Have a happy hump day all :)
one more for the road - here's a painting done by Ingrid Harrison of a winter stroll in Westmount Park
No Minimalist Here French Country Cottage
Common Ground My Romantic HOme
I should be mopping the floor Under the table and dreaming
Coastal Charm Not just a housewife