Tuesday, June 18, 2013

I WANNA live there # 42

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?


Series within a series - I plan on doing a mini-series ( like North an South ) within the I WANNA live there series just for these homes - they're so spectacular they deserve to have their own!

Antebellum Homes 
Antebellum architecture (sometimes spelled ante-bellum, meaning "pre-war", from the Latinante, "before", and bellum, "war") is the neoclassical architectural style characteristic of theSouthern United States, especially the Old South, from after the birth of the United States in theAmerican Revolution, to the start of the American Civil War.[1][unreliable source?] Antebellum architecture is especially characterized by neoclassical and Greek revival style plantationhouses and mansions

When I was just a little bitty baby my Mama would rock me in the cradle 
In them old cotton fields back home
It was down in Louisiana ( just about a mile from Texarkana )

Part 2 - Antebellum homes - to see Part 1 in Georgia - click HERE
795,000 ( is this possible? )
4 beds - 5 baths
House size 6,934 feet
Lot size 7 acres
Franklin, La

The next one is 299,000 ( really again - I have to keep asking - HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE ? ) 
Built in 1852
The main part of the house is square in form with a wide center hall and four large rooms on each level. There are eight mantels. The parlor and dining rooms are separated by sliding double doors which have original wood graining. 
There is an original brick kitchen building with three rooms just north of the house.
Realtor Ernesto Caldeira & David Abner Smith

AND this is included in the price???
I'm shaking my head so much I have a headache - I'm in total disbelief here

not only do I want this house - but I want that secretary to be included as well
and check out that gorgeous wood front door!

I want to gracefully float down those steps like Scarlett O'Hara
Is anyone old enough to remember this skit from the Carol Burnett Show?

This fireplace is quite spectacular

One more?
With pleasure !!!
Built in 1834
Grey Oaks, located in historic Vicksburg, Mississippi. Original home built in 1834 near Port Gibson and dismantled and rebuilt 100 years later where it is today. Three stories, 4-6 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, 4 acres, garage, fountain, fish pond, walking trail, fine finishings.
  • Neighborhood: Vicksburg
  • Lot Size: 4 acres
  • Type: Single Family Residential for Sale
  • Floors: Two or More Stories
  • Parking/Garage: 2
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Baths: 4
  • Half Baths: 1
  • Square Feet: 5105
  • Year Built: 1834
  • Realtor Ernesto Caldeiro & David Abner Smith

My mother must have thought she was a Southern Belle - because I grew up listening to this.

Have a great day!

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  1. Suzan, you couldn't touch those types of houses in California for anywhere near those prices, even in the recession. My little, old cottage would go for more than those mansions. Hard to believe. I do remember the Carol Burnett Gone with the Wind sketch. Wow, I miss those wonderful, old shows and don't even get me started on CCR..Happy Wednesday..Judy

  2. $299,000 thats impossible my house is valued at more than that. I wonder if they'd consider a straight swap. Why so cheap??

  3. Location--a lot of those big houses are out in the middle of nowhere, so getting cell service/repair folks/cable, etc. is a real pain in the you-know-what, if not impossible. What seems like a bargain, may not be.

  4. They are priced so cheaply often because of location (lack of jobs nearby), lack of amenities (in all those shots only one was a partial of a kitchen and no bathrooms were shown - not that they don't have them but they are usually pretty substandard) and these homes have huge upkeep issues. Termites and foundation issues are often a problem in the South. Heating and cooling these huge homes is expensive. Sometimes air conditioning is only provided by those deep porches and sleeping porches on the second floors. It is easy to imagine traipsing down a gorgeous staircase but those are priced the way they are for very good reasons.

  5. I do remember the Carol Burnett skit. The homes are gorgeous, very traditional southern feel to all of them. Makes me want to go grab lemonade and I don't even like lemonade!! :)

    Happy I-want-to-live-there-Wednesday. Thanks for sharing the great homes.

  6. Who can afford to pay the taxes?? But they are beautiful, Suzan.

  7. They are all gorgeous homes. I remember the Carol Burnett skit too. I loved that show!!! Good Times!!!!! Hope your week is going great my friend.

  8. The economy in the U.S. is a mess. So I do believe it.

    I'm in one of those states that was hit hardest, and one of the first to start to recover. I posted one the other day that a famous artist lived in.

    They are bragging that the prices have gone up. But prices here dropped over 50+ percent, an over correction. So if they went up 20 percent in the last year and climb 5 percent for the next ten, big deal. If one bought not too far before the crash, one is in a not so good situation. (But if one bought after the bottom then it was good.)

    So there are great buys out there. I recommend anyone interested study their target area and look at the flips, and the sale history of that property, so you know if the price is fair. Some investors buy something at foreclosure and turn around and do nothing to it and charge thousands more. I also recommend that one pays for their own inspections. One can buy a place that needs WORK and make out well, it just takes a little research.

  9. Carol Burnett's Scarlett was one of those 'laugh til your cheeks hurt'. skits. It makes me smile to this day.

  10. The first thing that I said when I saw all the front of these was OMG!! They are spectacular. I love the chandeliers and the fireplaces too. I remember that CB skit too! You always say something that makes me smile or laugh. Thanks my friend I really needed it today. This one of my favorite days!


  11. The house at the very top? I think I have just died and gone to heaven. I cannot even FATHOM living in such splendor! I'm so happy you are doing this series, just so I can drool and dream....

  12. All I need is to learn how to make a dress out of curtains and I'm moving in one of those mansions! Is Mr. Butler included in the price?

  13. "This old thing? I just saw it in the window and I had to have it."

    Give me a break, I LOVE Carol Burnett! That is my favorite skit of hers of all time.

    Personally, I would like that family room with the wetbar and the all the finished wood. Gorgeous.

    Peace in Christ,

    1. Was she the funniest or what?
      I miss that show sooo much!
      Thanks for coming by

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    1. Thanks so much for touring with me Carla!!!

  15. Yes, hard to believe those prices. But I keep reading that a lot of Canadian real estate is over priced, so maybe ours will drop soon?

  16. Fortunately there is enough room in those houses because I'm moving in with you!!!!! Hugs, Holly

  17. OH I loved all of those house and would be happy living in any of them

    Of course I remember Carol Burnett skit where she did her Scarlet scene, I watched it when it was airing at my grandparents house, where I lived , we always watched her

    I toured a home in Louisiana Mo a friend of a friends house and her stairwell was just like the second picture I posted it on my blog about a year ago

    Thanks so much for this tour I did enjoy it



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