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?
When I was young ( very young ) one of the outings we used to do would be to pile in the car and drive around wealthy areas of town - and look at the houses - shrieking and squealing - " look at that one -
did you see this one " and as odd an outing as that may seem - that seemed to be something to do in the 60's. It sounds so strange today to think of it even - but obviously my interest in houses started at a very young age because I used to be the first one scrambling into the car let me tell you!!!
There were usually 2 destinations - Westmount and the Lakeshore.................
A drive along the Lakeshore always ended with icecream at the Dairy Queen - and a walk along the board walk so we kids were prone to want to do that drive.................
I found this one for you today - usually I showcase 2 or 3 homes on I WANNA live there Wednesday but every once in a while I find one that deserves to be shown on it's own - only because I can't imagine finding a 2nd or 3rd one that can shine so brightly - this would be one of them..................
Situated on one of the most desirable, one way, lakefront streets in the West Island, this fully renovated Victorian home features spectacular south-facing water views, and is walking distance to waterfront parks, the Beaconsfield Yacht Club and quaint Pointe-Claire Village.
2000 SQUARE FEET
|Sigh..............that's all - just a sigh|
|2 car garage|
|check out the porch ceiling|
|again - the floors - this house had me at the floors|
|I could whip up a dinner or two in here|
|must be an addition - the floors are different?|
|love this room|
|love it even more now|
|this one too|
|what a great basement for a house built in the 1800's|
|no words -|
|love the vanity|
|this place is a dream come true|
|as good as it gets for a deck|
|sigh, that's all, just a sigh|
What do you think?
Want to come get an icecream with me?
|1 softee please - chocolate dipped - thank you|
|and amble along the boardwalk eating it?|
here's an image I found of the boardwalk before I was born - 1930 - it's since been paved - but it's far more beautiful as an actual BOARD walk don't you think?
here it is today - it's still pretty special
|The boardwalk runs from one length of Montreal to the other- spanning many many neighborhoods - and a bike trail has been added.................|
One of these days I'll do a post on the evolution of this amazing trail - but for now I have to run and get a lottery ticket -because if I win this week - that's where I'll be living within a month - without a doubt..
Have a wonderful Wednesday everybody
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