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Monday, November 29, 2010

My hopes for another chance...

....It's been seven months since we sold our beloved English Tudor house in the midst of this dreadful economy. I went through the summer missing my old garden with all its pink roses....So maybe I should be more cautious. But, I really want another house...
This time I've fallen completely in love with a little Victorian:


It's 125 years old...


It looks so cute on the outside but inside it's, well, a project.
Can I afford to fall in love again with another house?

I really want another chance.

25 Comments:

Blogger Margaret said...

I miss reading your blog! I didn't realize you had lived in Pasadena!!! I used to live there:) I hope you find a new house to fall in love with and live in!

November 29, 2010 at 7:07 PM  
Blogger Alicia said...

It's a beautiful home- I hope you get your wish!

November 29, 2010 at 7:08 PM  
Blogger Daydream Lily said...

oh this home is beautiful, it reminds me of some of the victorians in Melburne. Our last home in Melbourne was an Edwardian that also needed alot of work, but it was such a beautiful home.

November 29, 2010 at 7:13 PM  
Blogger Chelsea said...

this is so pretty!!

November 29, 2010 at 7:21 PM  
Blogger Kristin Hjellegjerde said...

Adorable! GO FOR IT!

November 29, 2010 at 7:37 PM  
Blogger Melanie's Randomness said...

Well it is one hell of a house to fall in love with!! It's beautiful!! Good luck! =)

Melanie's Randomness

November 29, 2010 at 8:05 PM  
Blogger Kayla said...

omg it's so you! and i dont even know you! haha

awe, you should try to get it, it seems like it will truly make you happy <3

Kayla
www.thenightmagic.com

November 29, 2010 at 10:55 PM  
Blogger Vanya Wilkinson said...

I really hope your dream comes true! This place is so pretty. It really reminds me of the lovely bay villa's that are all over Auckland, New Zealand.

Just found this one on a real estate website its almost identical.

http://www.realestate.co.nz/1439003?min_bedrooms=2&search=villa

I suppose these house patterns were copied far and wide - amazing :)

November 30, 2010 at 1:17 AM  
Blogger Concrete Jungle said...

Fingers crossed you have a MERRY XMAS and all your wishes come true!

November 30, 2010 at 1:40 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

The stained glass is beautiful! I really hope that you can go for it :-)

November 30, 2010 at 3:27 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

Stunning! It's hard to make such a difficult decision when something as emotionally-charged as a home is involved. Good luck.

November 30, 2010 at 5:35 AM  
Blogger Tonia said...

Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

November 30, 2010 at 5:42 AM  
Blogger B. Inspired. said...

I hope you get another chance... Your cottage with the roses looked like a dream

November 30, 2010 at 6:06 AM  
Blogger Giulia said...

Of course you deserve a second chance. But I grew up in a lot of "real projects" & say phooey because they become sources of stress usually. Know what I mean?

It is pretty, for sure, but maybe I'm less impressed because Victorians are truly at dime a dozen here. I'm wary of pretty pictures unless just for fun.

That being said, whatever you want dahlink, you should haff. xo

November 30, 2010 at 6:33 AM  
Blogger Linda S. Socha said...

I understand. 8 years ago I sold a house I had loved for 15 years. A right decision at the time ...Only in the past couple of years do I understand what the meaning of selling that house was for me.

Of course financial played a part in it but not the major reason as I thought then.

A house/home is a representation of self or change and transition or reinvention for me.

Take your time to decide....There can be some liberation in allowing time

Linda

November 30, 2010 at 6:49 AM  
Blogger curious constellation said...

It's beautiful!

November 30, 2010 at 7:39 AM  
Blogger Milady Productions said...

i feel your pain, the lost love of those antique walls...this little cake of a house could be just what you need! i am happy to find you -

November 30, 2010 at 9:11 AM  
Blogger Milady Productions said...

ps i REALLY LOVE your brilliant daughter's film...she is my hero too. best of luck to your family - your love is an inspiration and what really matters. good things are coming your way!!!

November 30, 2010 at 9:25 AM  
Blogger the real mia said...

It is so so sweet. It looks like it belongs where I live, in Ventura.

November 30, 2010 at 10:05 AM  
Blogger The Gourmet Traveller said...

It is beautiful! You could always renovate slowly and of course, everyone deserves second chances!

November 30, 2010 at 10:35 AM  
Blogger Isabel G. said...

I would fall in love with house too! It's so lovely!!!

XX

November 30, 2010 at 10:48 AM  
Blogger Plinth said...

absolutely my dream house!have you seen the film One night at McCools?LOVE the house in that-its kind of similar to this one.

November 30, 2010 at 11:58 AM  
Blogger Uncle Beefy said...

I can absolutely see why this would tug at the heart strings, m'dear. It's beautifully romantic and I'd be multi-bidding against you while holding my beggar's tin cup! Hope it's more heartwarming than heartbreaking for you. :)

November 30, 2010 at 4:00 PM  
Blogger S and R said...

I'm in love with this house, just by seeing these pictures!
Tone - http://swingsandroundabouts-blog.blogspot.com/

December 2, 2010 at 3:06 PM  
Blogger lady lyles said...

Sheesh, it's lovely! I'd love to live in a house like this someday. : ) Much congratulations.

December 5, 2010 at 10:52 AM  

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