Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A Trip Back In Time

I stumbled upon this home via the CLTblog twitter feed. The tweet said there are two pre-1850 homes for sale in Charlotte right now. This is pretty rare because there are only around 5-10 in the city.

I followed the link to this article. Which led me to the discovery of these images of one of the homes for sale. (Isn't the internet great?)

If I had $1.2 million laying around, I would buy this home in a HEARTBEAT. The owners restored the home and it is breathtaking! It's just how I imagine 1850 would look but with modern plumbing and electricity.

I'm not sharing the pictures so much for the decor (although it definitely fits the house), but for the house itself. It's just breathtaking. I wouldn't change a thing, I would just move in some modern furniture mixed with antiques (just like American Modern) and call it a day.

Okay enough with the chatter, check out these pictures.























Doesn't it just make you want to put on a long dress, tie your hair up in a bun and pop out 10 kids???

And here is the crazy part - although it looks like it's out in the country, it's 5 minutes to one of my favorite shopping centers that has Home Depot, Staples Pier 1 and Starbucks. Definitely the best of both worlds.

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31 comments:

  1. I am in love with this house - forwarding to my husband now. But no I do NOT want to pop out ten kids haha!

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  2. You're so right--absolutely perfect! Oh how I would love to live--and decorate--here!

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  3. Not sure it makes me want to pop out 10 kids but I LOVE LOVE that home. It is my dream to live on a farm some day.

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  4. the house is gorgeous, but i want to rip those rugs out of every room. they are an eyesore and i don't understand the odd sizes! i think it would look far better with true antique oriental rugs or just plain sisal or jute.

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  5. I had no idea that was there.. will have to do a drive by! And Diana, I also moved here from Baltimore 5 yrs ago so I know what you mean!

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  6. gorgeous. i'm in clt near downtown in a 100 year old house. when we tell people when it was built they're amazed because there are so few truly old houses around here.

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  7. I got $25 you can have .... I just want 1/123456th ownership of the house :)

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  8. That's exactly the kind of house I want to recreate one day! And side note, I do like buns but my hair is too short (I don't like brushing it...) and I LOVE long skirts and tanks, and my husband and I want as many kids as we can afford (my mom is one of 15 and my dad's one of 5). So maybe I'm the perfect candidate... :) This is definitely the style I go for though, that's awesome that you found it!

    www.lamaisoncharmante.com

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  9. Brooke @ Blueprint BlissMarch 27, 2011 at 6:50 PM

    Wow. Love it.

    Haha to your comment on the bun and kiddos. Too funny!

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  10. That house is dreamy. I love the room with the green ceiling!

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  11. I love it too! And you're right I wouldn't change a thing. The flooring is gorgeous! It's my dream to own an old (preferably victorian) home and fix it up. Here's to hoping you win the lottery and can buy this baby :)

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  12. yes the house is absolutely gorgeous. you had me cracking up at "Doesn't it just make you want to put on a long dress, tie your hair up in a bun and pop out 10 kids???" not quite. but yes, i know what u mean. LOL

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  13. Sigh, that is SO my dream house. Wait, is there a barn? I'd need a barn to throw fabulous parties in. I don't know about the 10 kids thing, lol, but I'd definitely play dress-up once in a while. Hmm, maybe fabulous theme parties in the barn....

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  14. I will be moving from Germany to Charlotte next year and I'm looking around for a place to live. That would be so my house! Even though I don't have the money either :)

    Yvonne

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  15. Oh my goodness. That is beautiful!! And awesome it's close to shopping.

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  16. I was thinking the same thing about those rugs!

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  17. wow, i dream of land like that since i live in san francisco where everything is squeezed in tight (and super pricey too!). glad i discovered your blog today!

    xo,
    joAnn

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  18. Kelly @ Fabulous KMarch 27, 2011 at 6:50 PM

    It is stunning! It makes me wonder about the people that built the house; what their story was. So fascinating!

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  19. Drool-worthy! It would remind you to slow down on a daily basis and take time for the important things in life, ie. hot chocolate by the fireplace and lots and lots of hugs!

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  20. the floors and wide doors are amazing. but, my favorite part... the built-in ironing board! if you move in, we're all coming to visit! xo

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  21. ummm...BEAUTIFUL!!! I love the white wood walls with painted trim & ceilings.

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  22. This is about 3 miles from my parents house and I drive by it all the time...beautiful!

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  23. I would love to live in a house like that.. my sister lives in Charlotte, maybe I can convince her to buy it and then I can come and visit whenever and enjoy it! Loveall of the planked walls and ceilings.

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  24. What a beautiful home...and it is next to a Starbucks?! Even more perfect.

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  25. dream house for sure!

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  26. GAH! I want to build one just like that!!!

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  27. This house is absolutely gorgeous, and the architecture is amazing. But I just have to say, these people clearly looove area rugs. There are four in that kitchen alone! Too funny.

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  28. I. DIE. So gorgeous... I wish there were more homes like this across the country... specifically an affordable one in southern NY state for moi ;)

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  29. Bryn,

    Thanks so much for sharing. It's great fun to see inside this house. I lived near McKee and Providence for two years (about 5 years ago now) and probably drove past this house a hundred times. Coming from the Baltimore area the one thing I missed while in Charlotte where see some great old homes. I would occasionally find one and just dream of peaking inside. I would have to settle for driving by at night and hope for a chance to peak inside an open window without wrecking my car. So glad I finally got a chance. :)

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  30. I love this house! It says to me that a house does not have to have the latest decor or stainless steel appliances to be beautiful. It has a lot a character and is timeless. Oh and I could certainly see myself there with 10 kids, cooking large dinners, and helping my husband with the land. Love it.

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  31. I'm in love! If I had the money, I'd tell them I'd buy the house and all the furnishings...as is! To me, this is heaven. And the land around it! Just gorgeous.

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