Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Real Estate Dreams

 This morning I was cleaning up junk mail when I ran across a home and garden flyer from this Spring. I rarely look at the real estate ads but one looked different then the rest.
I thought ok for 2.5 mil I have to check this one out.

I love the openness and volume of this space. The furniture is not my taste but you're suppose to ignore that right?
what do you think of the dark beams? would you be tempted to paint them?
 Oh that stone wall and cluster of birch trees. 

( there is no longer a link to this home. I was asked to remove it)

This was one that is in Old Saybrook on Main street. I've always admired this house. It's a bit more reasonable at 1/5 the price of the other. A completely different style and more my liking.

 It would show so much better if it was furnished but I like the chandelier. 
We're not in the market for a house.
It would make such a great shop though.
  I told George that the thing I don't like is the kitchen and the baseboard heat.
He said what difference does it make....?
we're not buying it.
Party pooper!
but he's right I have enough to do....
what am I thinking? 
do you think I should check it out? just maybe look in the windows?
no one lives there, I think?

I believe this home is still for sale but I was asked to remove the link to it. 


Olive said...

I like the second one too but I know first hand that old houses are trouble unless you have piles of money stashed somewhere.

Karen said...

Well, you know I'm all for old houses, you can't beat the charm. We have those old beams and wood ceiling and I wouldn't cover them with paint. They give warmth to the rooms. I say go take a look with the realtor! Can't hurt to browse.. sometimes it gives you wonderful ideas.

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

It never hurts to look!

Heaven's Walk said...

I'm a closet house-lurker. lol! I LOVE looking at and through other people's homes, Carole. I enjoy imagining myself living and entertaining there. The first house isn't me at all. But the second one truly has potential. I think I'd buy it just for the gorgeous chandy!!! lol!

xoxo laurie

erin's art and gardens said...

i love that first house!! of course i would lime wash the beams and definately get rid of the furniture.
i adore looking at the insides of homes and how other people live...

Bleudelavande said...

Hi Carole, the first house is so lovely!!!!!
Thank you for passing, I'm so glad!!!!
Have a nice day.

arrielle_p said...

Love, love this designer. Gorgeous work. I am also loving those places and the houses that has a great architectural designs. :)

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Cindy said...

I love all the windows in the first one, but the second one is more my taste too!
I love looking at houses and houseplans...just dreaming!

gail said...

Hi the second one. The first is just too big for me. I'm a cozy type of girl.
I actually looked at a cottage that I would buy tomorrow if I didn't have the inn.....oh to dream.

Dorthe said...

Dear Carole,

I just have to laug ,my husbond would say exatly the same-
and I would dream and make arrangements in my head.
The number two house is so beautiful, and I would love living in it!
Hugs from Dorthe