Meet The Neighbors Summer Vacation

Meet The Neighbors Summer Vacation

~ Meet The Neighbors Summer Vacation ~

Meet The Neighbors summer vacation.  This week, ARod of Makin My Apt a Home and I decided yesterday to take a link party summer break until September.

We will be busy with family and some pretty detailed projects.  It was a very hard decision to make, but didn’t want to spread ourselves out too thin.

We sincerely apologize for not being able to let everyone know sooner and believe you will all understand.

Meet The Neighbors Summer VacationIn the meantime, when we get the chance, we are going to link up at other parties. We thought some of you would like some link party referrals.  Check out My Turn For Us who has a great daily list of parties.

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Charleston SC Historic Home For Sale

I Found A Lovely French Quarter Lady to Love

I found a Charleston SC historic home that has stood the test of time since roughly 1796 through 1800.

She looks good enough to eat.  Apparently others feel this way because she was renovated by a preservation architect.  The rooms are all formal and Charleston-looking and of course the house is now modernized.

It even has an elevator to carry you about from floor to floor; this is important when lugging a vacuum.

Your butler will enjoy hanging out in the butler’s pantry bridge area awaiting your commands.

Because we are all kings and queens of our castles, the elevator stops by your large and luxurious master suite upon the second floor.

Have tea in the library while reading important stuff in books.

Daily dips in the private pool are a perfect way to end your day while living in this Charleston SC historic home.

Then just before falling asleep, paddle your feet down to the kitchen and open your Subzero refrigerator drawer to find leftovers cooked on the Viking range of course!

Knock, knock, let’s look at this Charleston SC historic home.

132 Church St Charleston SC Front door 132 Church St Charleston SC for saleMay I introduce you to the historically significant Douxsaint-Mccauley House.  I call it a lovely french quarter lady to love. The listing suggests otherwise and calls it a “handsome, beaded weatherboard property.”  I am clearly mixed up on house genders.Continue Reading

Come See The Real Life As We Know It House

Come See The Real Life As We Know It House

I am smitten with the real Life As We Know It house from the 2010 romantic dramedy.  The house sits in Atlanta, Georgia and is beautifully landscaped.

Built in 1945, the home details say it was completely renovated.  It’s a house for a big family.  Five bedrooms, five full and two half-baths, and five fireplaces. Arched doorways and double french doors to porch.  Large gourmet kitchen with two dishwashers.

If you fell in love with the house in the film, you’re going to fall in love with the real Life As We Know It house too.

I have a Life As We Know It movie post from 2012.  It details the movie plot. I share screen shots showing the movie set decorating, scenes from the film and exterior screen shots of the house.  The interior of the house for the film was a movie set, but exterior house scenes were filmed at the Atlanta, Georgia house. Come See The Real Life As We Know It HouseGorgeous southern Atlanta, Georgia home famous for starring in a movie, but even without that extra status would be famous on its own architectural beauty. scene from Life As We Know It movieThe house as it appeared in the film had two trees.  The Life As We Know It real house now has one tree in the front yard or maybe it is just the angle of the real estate photo.  (See all the photos of the movie house at the bottom of the post and help me figure out if a tree is missing.)

The landscaping has also changed with lower bushes around the front door.  I spot a trellis on the real house added between the two windows on the far right and all kinds of new bushes and ground cover.Continue Reading

Katherine Hepburn Estate in Connecticut

Katherine Hepburn Estate in Connecticut

More than a few readers requested I share the Katherine Hepburn estate in Connecticut for sale.  The famous mansion has been extensively renovated preserving the historical attributes and adding in modern amenities.

The listing states it sits on 1.47 acres with over 680 feet of waterfront on the Long Island Sound.  The house err celebrity mansion has 8000 plus square feet to get lost in that covers three floors.

Lots of opulence like six bedrooms with their own private bathroom.  Seven fireplaces. Put all that aside and drink in the views.

Zillow shared back in the day Howard Hughes (who Hepburn had a relationship with at one time) landed his sea plane right in front of the home.

Built in 1938.  All this beauty and historical legacy can be had for new owners who can afford the asking price of $14,800,000.  Interesting that the Katherine Hepburn estate last sold in 2004 for $6,000,000.

Katherine Hepburn Estate in Connecticut Let’s peek inside the legendary Katherine Hepburn estate.Continue Reading

Meet The Neighbors 4th of July & Hometalk

Meet The Neighbors 4th of July & Hometalk

~ Meet The Neighbors 4th of July & HomeTalk ~

Welcome, it’s the 1st Friday of the month social media share day.  I co-host Meet The Neighbors each week with Anjie of Makin My Apt a Home.

Happy 4th of July!

Link up your 4th of July or any red, white, and blue posts.  If you’re on HomeTalk add your HomeTalk account to get more followers.

Meet The Neighbors 4th of July & Hometalk

YOU JUST GOT FEATURED!  This week I am featuring Penny’s Vintage Home Potting Shed Redo.   Continue Reading

Romantic 1921 Spanish Style Home In Anaheim CA

Romantic 1921 Spanish Style Home In Anaheim CA

A romantic 1921 Spanish style home in the historic district in Anaheim, CA today.  It’s open house created some buzz with lines of visitors wanting a look at what “is probably the most photographed home in Anaheim” per an article in The OC Register.

I’m so happy to show you this locally famous California historic home.  The listing says the house is “reminiscent of old Hollywood glamour.”

Intrigued, I had to take a quick peek inside.  I saw a charming home with romantic built-ins and an abundance of arched doorways and windows.  In fact, the listing does state it is “one of the most romantic homes in the district.”

It’s a Spanish Hacienda style house in Anaheim, California’s Mother Colony Historic District. White with red tile roof and trimmed in a stunning periwinkle blue.  I’ve featured some before like this Spanish style home, and a few others, but none as photographic as this one.

Last sold in 1994 for $250,000.  Today it’s on the market for $679,000 with four bedrooms and two bathrooms.  She’s looking good for being 90 plus years old.Popular 1921 Spanish Style Home In Anaheim CADeliciously different!  I’m loving the color of the trim.
1921 historic home Anaheim CAAfter catching my breath and gazing at all the beauty to behold, I rang the doorbell to gain entrance to the kingdom.Continue Reading

Houses decorated for The 4th of July & Decor Ideas

Houses decorated for The 4th of July & Decor Ideas

Some houses decorated for the 4th of July and other decorating ideas.  The house collage below is from a 4th of July parade of houses post I did in 2012.

I love Pinterest and want to be able to share more images from pins and some of my boards.

I found the widget Alpine PhotoTile for Pinterest, but am hesitating to actually use it in a post because if I ever need to uninstall it, then any post I did would have missing images.

I’m sharing some of the red, white and blue decorating ideas I’ve pinned from Meet The Neighbors Link Party.  I like how the Pinterest board widget below shows the pins and each photo is actually pinnable when you click it.  Houses decorated for The 4th of July & Decor Ideas I didn’t want to let the holiday go by without sharing these houses decorated for the 4th.  I especially thought you’d enjoy the funky house painted like a flag!Continue Reading

It’s Meet The Neighbors Show Time

It’s Meet The Neighbors Show Time

~ Meet The Neighbors Show Time Is Live ~

Welcome back to another weekly Meet The Neighbors party. Can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to this week.

Next Friday join Meet The Neighbors 4th of July celebration and bring your red, white, and blue posts to link up.  It’s also the first of the month social media share day.  We are featuring HomeTalk accounts to link up.  If you’re not on HomeTalk bring your latest posts to share.  Mark your calendars!

I have a family reunion on Sunday July 6th and for The 4th of July we are keeping a low profile, so I’ll be here to share your posts like usual, in-between barbecuing.

Meet The Neighbors Link PartyThis party is co-hosted with Angie of MakinMyAptaHome.  Let’s get the Meet The Neighbors show started! Continue Reading