Tuesday, December 9, 2008

A Girl Can Dream

I can't tell you how much I love this entryway. Those sides lights and transom window make me swoon and the holiday decor is right up my alley.

Last week, I humbly tagged along with my mother-in-law, a real estate broker in Greenwich, to preview some homes for a 30-something couple moving from Manhattan. She thought it would be nice to have this 30-something join her to help weed out some of the houses from her list. I of course was happy to help as I LOVE looking at homes!

I wish I had been able to take pictures of some of the interiors that I saw, but unfortunately it's against the "rules" and, I admit kind of creepy since I didn't have permission.

{The entryway of this house was almost identical to the one posted above minus the christmas decor - gorgeous!}

One house in particular had me at Hello! It was a gorgeous, although severely neglected, center hall colonial built in 1850. You know when a real estate broker states in their listing that the house has "good bones" that it's going to need work. I was able to look past the crumbling plaster walls and creeky floorboards to know that this house will, with the right owner, be an incredible home once again. Did I mention that it had all of it's original door hardware (think skeleton keys) and clawfoot tubs? I could die.

I've honestly had a dream about this particular house every night since touring it. Too bad I don't have a cool 1.5 million (plus the $500,000 it needs in renovations!) burning a hole in my pocket. Here is the listing if you'd like to see more pics (which don't do it justice). Ahhhhhh, a girl can dream...

6 comments:

yvonne said...

I am in love with old houses! This one is gorgeous! I saw the back of the house on the listing and imagined how wonderful it would be to have a summer barbecue out in that great backyard.

suzie said...

OMG! Is that a gigantic fireplace in the kitchen! Amazing!

thestamfordwife said...

Yvonne, there is something magical about older homes, isn't there?

Suzie, yeah that's an original fireplace in the kitchen - it's amazing in person. Oh what I could do with that house!

No.35style said...

It certainly has potential! Such a pretty property, too. I love old homes. I live in a little
1940's era cottage myself. I have been to CT and I just love the quaint old homes, towns and neighborhoods!

No.35style said...

Oh and meant to say I like the Christmas entry, too!

Things That Inspire said...

Wow - my husband grew up in Greenwich, and that house is an unbelievable bargain even though King Street is kind of a major road. Did the listing say it is on 3 acres? I wish I could find a bargain like that in Atlanta!