Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Swooning Over a House

Many women swoon over things they can't have, like a whole chocolate cake, peace and quiet, or TV doctors.  Well, this is my McDreamy:


In all the years that I've been browsing the real estate listings on PEI, I've never come across one that is SO exactly what I want for my forever house.  Even down to the decor. I wonder if they'd sell these bar stools with the house?  Or all the furniture?


Look at this perfect mud room, with the gorgeous blue door! The wall colour is similar to my new living room paint.  (Which I shall post pictures of eventually.  It's hard to keep it tidy enough during the day...and the light is no good once the kids are in bed.)



I've always wanted slanted ceilings in the bedrooms.  I've even dreamed about my someday guest room, with slanted ceilings, an old brass bed, our wedding quilt, and an old blue metal trunk.  The house has four bedrooms.


This teeny tiny room would be a perfect little girl's room.


 The land is 10 acres, set up for horses, and lots of big trees.

 

Double front doors, lovely wood floors, and a cupboard under the stairs!


It actually almost makes me cry to think that someone else gets to buy this perfect house.  Oh well.  "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house."  It's fun to look at such a gorgeous house.  Kevin doesn't like this one because it is not waterfront.  Maybe we'll retire on PEI.

10 comments:

  1. Joanna- I've always loved PEI, and you're right- this house looks amazing!! John and I are going to start our new house hunt next year- a place with acreage! Myabe we'll retire to PEI someday too :)

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  2. Jo, i found this house last night on MLS after you told me the details, it is gorgeous!!! then i was up till 1:45 am swooning over homes in Halifax, ohhh man, it would be amazing to move to the maritimes (for a time) and enjoy life over there. we're in if you're in.

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  3. Jo, i found this house last night on MLS after you told me the details, it is gorgeous!!! then i was up till 1:45 am swooning over homes in Halifax, ohhh man, it would be amazing to move to the maritimes (for a time) and enjoy life over there. we're in if you're in.

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  4. It's beautiful!! The house is in great shape too. So many of those older home are run down, but it's nice to find one that's been taken care of! The East Coast is a wonderful place to live! I highly recommend it!!

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  5. Yes Jenn I want to know all the details of living on the East Coast - how about your family joins mine and Jo's and we'll all head out there together? yes? yes?

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  6. I'm still swooning over this house. I want this house, and a cat. And a maid.

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  7. Last year (or was it the year before) I wanted to by this house but by the time we made up our minds, it was sold! Luckily, this was our second choice and it prompted us to seize the day and make an offer on our #1 house (just a few minutes away and on the river to boo) and today we are the very proud owners of our dream farmhouse in PEI! Sadly we only get to live in it a few weeks of the year (at least for the time being). I can honestly say that I know exactly what you mean! Thanks for writing your blog!

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  8. Hi Anonymous, thanks for visiting! Is this house just as swoon-worthy in person? So glad to hear you got your #1 choice! If flights weren't so ridiculously expensive between Alberta and anywhere east, I'd be trying to convince my husband that we need a PEI vacation home ;-)

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  9. Funny you mention that. We currently live in Calgary and the trick is to book your flights now! Or at least by March and the costs are half the regular price! My hubby was born & raised there so we go back every summer and sometimes at Christmas time too. The house is certainly lovely, a nice quiet location off the main road but close to the river, though without any direct view or access. Sadly we never got to see the inside, though my in-laws went for us, the house had bee emptied of all the furnishings and appliances. While it was nice they said it lacked a cetain something, but I think it is because they were comparing it to our #1 property which I still frankly think blows it out of the water, no pun intended :) Any PEI is a wonderful place to have a vacation home.. or just rent one there! So much to choose from!

    Cheers!
    Tina

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    1. Tina, thanks for the tip about booking flights early! I'll have to keep that in mind if we ever go. Both our kids are past the age of free plane rides! My husband is pretty adamant about waterfront property if we ever move east...as for me, I'd just be happy with land and trees, maybe walking distance to the beach ;-) We spent an evening a few weeks ago looking at PEI listings and job prospects. It was nice to do that together, even if we never move anywhere.

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