Tuesday, July 30, 2013

I WANNA live there Wednesday # 48

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?

A place I've always wanted to see and haven't been to yet is Barcelona - we worked with a lot of fabric mills there over the years and although John's been ( for business ) I never made it there.
We have people who tell us we have an open invitation to come whenever we want - one of them has a condo in Costa Brava - Spain ( the other has a condo right on Lake Como ) but John is not comfortable staying at people's places!!!!!!!!!!!!
I on the other hand, could move right in and overstay my welcome probably - like the brother in law in the Family Vacation movies LMHO
Anyway this week we're doing Barcelona, Spain, everyone - wait till you see what I found!!!!!!!!!!

4 bedroom apartment
3 baths
Garage Parking
1,550.000 euros
Costa Brava Fincas S.L. Girona

This place leaves me drooling - seriously - it's a part of what my dreams are made of !!!

And if city living is not for you, there's this spectacular property!
799,995 euros
Take a moment to read what this includes - you'll be amazed.
  • Pergola
  • Swimming Pool
  • Outbuildings
  • Ground floor 3 bedroom apartment
  • 2 bedroom detached cottage
  • Self contained 4 bedroom house
  • 3/4 acre of landscaped gardens
  • Successful rural tourism business
  • Tennis Court

please be forewarned - tons of photos - now's the time to go get some kleenex - for tears or drooling purposes -
can beautiful be ridiculous?
because this is ridiculously beautiful, really.

summer house

This might be the " apartment "

and some more of the grounds...................

Something's terribly wrong with the continent we live on - really 
Do you think you could get all this in California?
If you converted the price from euros into Canadian dollars
Here's what you could get in Vancouver - Canada

Think I'm joking?
Take a look at my post on these absurd Vancouver prices..........HERE
Read 'em and weep my friends.

I can't sign off with that as the last image - so once again


Have a great Wednesday all................
I'm exhausted from this post LOL
And I still have to run out and buy a lottery ticket because I most definitely WANNA live there!!!

Much love,

I'll be at the following parties this week!!!

Ivy & Elephants                                 Common Ground                         The Charm of Home
French Country Cottage                            My Turn ( for us )                        My Romantic Home
The Shabby Nest                                      It's Overflowing                           Adorned from Above
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia              Marty's Musings/Homework        Savvy Southern Style