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Mansion For Sale: Beautiful Home Shaped Like an X

I Want To Live Here! Beautiful Home Shaped Like an X

Mansion for sale in Lloyd Harbor, NY is a beautiful home shaped like an X. Per Zillow, Four houses set at angles make the X with an indoor pool in the middle.  The house is designed like an X to let in the most light and views of the ocean. I wanna live here, yes I do.

Mansion For Sale: Beautiful Home Shaped Like an X - Four houses set at angle with indoor pool in the centerI took the virtual tour. It’s a European Country Estate inspired from the 1800s. 380 feet of waterfront, 8 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms and 6 fireplaces. The four houses stuck together add up to 16,754 square feet.Continue Reading

For Sale: Most Expensive Penthouse In Chicago

For Sale: Most Expensive Penthouse In Chicago

Chicago’s most expensive Penthouse now is this palace of a condo on prestigious Lake Shore Drive.  Here’s a glimpse of Chicago-style opulent living.

Introduced by the listing agent as “the most magnificent Penthouse in the city. and “you’ve never see anything like this/” So we have to see it too.

It’s a big boy with 5 bedrooms, 5.1 baths and a whopping 7,662 square feet of city living space.

I know some readers who love big city life, so this is for you and cottage country lovers, here’s a peep at the other side of town. This Penthouse in Chicago has 13 rooms and the details looks like 6 terraces, but I can’t be sure.

If you have a crazy amount of money and want to live the life of luxury this is it.

189 East LAKE SHORE Drive Unit PH18-20

Entree Monsieur and Madam, may I take your coat and hat?  I’ll show you just a few of the many rooms.Continue Reading

Pretty Purple Victorian Painted Lady

Pretty Purple Victorian Painted Lady

Pretty Purple Painted Lady in Napa, California is a Victorian blast from the past. Plus, it’s purple and as such is well-known in the Napa area.  A bit pricey, but it’s Napa, so $1,275,000 please.

Fun Coldwell Banker details suggest this Victorian Painted Lady is a trip to the past. Entrance has pink iron gate. Then stroll past the blooming country garden and knock on a pink door with original leaded glass. Once you enter if you’re swooning at all the beauty there’s a fainting room and couch to fall upon.

Window to spy on the neighbors without being seen, and a vintage black dial corded phone.  Add to that, ornate etched windows and blingy chandeliers and we’ve got Victorian Painted Lady heaven.

Pour a cup of tea, lift your pinky finger and take the tour.

Pretty Painted Victorian Painted LadyI’m happy right here with the exterior.

Original leaded glass front doorOriginal leaded glass front door on this one-of-a-kind home. Not so many doors have mail slots anymore or lion knockers for that matter.Continue Reading

Restored Old House For Sale: Darling 1921 Cottage

Looking At An Eye-Popping Red Cottage in Florida

Look at this restored old house for sale that now looks brand new, but with all the charms of old world style.  Once your head stops reeling, soak up all the details about this darling Naples, Florida cottage.

It’s got an eye-popping red and white exterior accented by a bright blue awning, but wait until you get a load of the interior!

This restored old house for sale is hailed as “a prominent and rare opportunity to own a famed historic cottage in the heart of Old Naples.”

Everything has been updated and nothing looks old or outdated at all!

Plus, if you visit me often, one of my favorites; a one bedroom, one bathroom, vaulted wood-beamed ceiling, screened porch, full kitchen….Guest House!!

Well it’s not a completely restored old house. There’s a new pool pavillion with all the party necessities like an outdoor kitchen and island-style bar of course because this is beachy Florida peeps.

Restored Old House For Sale: Darling 1921 Cottage Gosh I love the look of this easy living beach style house.  Do you adore all the space and color on the walls like I do?  I especially like the heart in the hutch, all the shutters, and double french doors. Continue Reading

Real Estate RoundUp: A Storybook Cottage and More

Real Estate RoundUp: A Storybook Cottage and More

Real Estate roundup.  Here are 3 homes that caught my attention this week or sent to me by fans.

Real Estate Roundup #1.

A storybook cottage in a place I would not expect, Minneapolis, MN. Castles in the air come true.  It looks just like an idyllic Thomas Kinkade paradise home.

Whimsical rounded cedar shingle roof. As wonderful to see from the front as the back. Just two bedrooms and circa 1921. Real Estate RoundUp: A Storybook Cottage and MoreThis dreamy home comes to us from Great Homes and Destinations on NYTimes where you can see more interior photos of the cottage along with other homes featured as “Homes for $750,000″, which is exactly the price of this house.

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Golden Storybook Cottage In Carmel By The Sea

Come See This Little Yellow Storybook Cottage

Golden storybook cottage in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California.  The minute my eyes caught a glimpse I knew a Once Upon a Time dream home had been found.

I don’t live in California and I’m a little short of cash on the asking price.  No matter, she is stuck in my heart.  I have to share this storybook cottage with you.

Sothebys Homes calls her a precious Carmel cottage.  I call her a charming little yellow cottage. Little yellow houses on HK is a popular post.  People love homes like today’s golden storybook cottage.

Some of the charming details include: “This house is behind a picket fence in the heart of Carmel. A secret hideaway downstairs.  French doors to outside.”

Just reading about this yellow cottage makes me smile and I bet you will too when you see inside. I love the golden brick fireplace, sweet cottage kitchen and shutters flanking the dining area. Find out what you like too.

Golden Storybook Cottage In Carmel By The SeaThis is a happy place that makes me feel lively.  The whimsical banisters and arbors frame the homes welcoming entrance perfectly.Continue Reading

The American Dream -The Little Houses That Could

The American Dream to Own a House is Still Out There!

The American Dream to own a house is not lost.  With a little searching and patience, we can find homes to buy to call our own.

They don’t have to cost a quarter million dollars.

The American Dream is not dead! Don’t believe it, don’t get discouraged!

There is a house out there just waiting for you to love them.  Maybe they need some fixing up.  Maybe they need a lot of fixing up.  Look past the outdated kitchen cabinets, they can be repainted a beautiful color or pristine white.

Perhaps they’re too close to town or not far enough away from town. Whatever the case, we all start somewhere.

Here are some little houses that could.  They could be your American Dream come true with some tender loving care.  Some of them are all set to go.The American Dream -The Little Houses That CouldThis little Victorian that could be you American Dream is in Spokane, Washington for $89,900

Victorian on a Corner Lot

4 Bedrooms

New Roof and paint, high ceilings

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Beach Cottages For Sale With Ocean Views

4 Charming Beach Cottages For Sale on House Talk

4 Charming beach cottages for sale is my round-up on House Talk today.  Part of the American dream is to have a vacation home.  These 4 charming beach cottages come with ocean side views.  They can be a vacation destination or your home year round.

Like the Mermaid beach cottages on Tybee Island, beach cottages are often happy colorful places.  Some beach cottages have been around for years and are vintage homes.  Since most of us spend our time outdoors, beach cottages can be tiny houses all tied up in a bow because they come completely furnished.

Whatever your style, there are beach cottages out there waiting for you.  Here’s a look at four charming cottages from around the coastline.

Beach Cottages For Sale

Key Largo FL MLS ListingAsking Price: $1,495,000

Location: Key Largo, Florida

Sailing Away To Key Largo! Charming Keys Cottage at Ocean Reef has ocean views.  This is such a happy, colorful cottage it would hard to leave and go home if it was just a vacation place.  Make it your own and live here year round!

See the MLS listing for more information: Sotheby’s International Realty

Listing agent: Russell Post, Sotheby’s International Realty (305) 367-2027

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