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05:00 pm - For a mere nine million pounds, Post #37
So, Any House but Here...

The renovation of my bathroom has gone on for two weeks -- or should I say, the demolition of my bathroom, because as in any good Fixer Upper episode about 35 minutes into the program, the contractor Found More Problems as he demo-ed. But that's done and the reconstruction has begun. Whoo-hoo!

The only problem is that puts other home projects on hold and my house is a mess and Gaaaah.

So for today's meditation, let us turn to a London flat now on the market for a mere nine million pounds plus. But! It is on the Thames, in Chelsea, and it has a kazillion book shelves, and I'm ready to move in as soon as the painters take out the orange.

Here's the Peak of Chic blog on the property, wherein she has carefully selected some photos from the Hamptons International website.

Can't you see Master Danger running through those rooms? I can. :)

Now back to disorder and disaster here. If you could choose, where and what is your Any House But Here?

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From:ljrags
Date:July 24th, 2016 09:35 pm (UTC)
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Master Danger would look FABULOUS lounging on one of those library sofas. And that tea/private dining table at the window!

Hugs and patience for renovations. You know it is going to look so good when it is done. Eyes on the prize :-)
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From:laurawise
Date:July 25th, 2016 04:34 pm (UTC)
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Thank you for the important reality-check! YES, it's going to be so great to have it done. :)

Cheers and tea (iced, if the heat is too much) for you today.
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From:anne_d
Date:July 24th, 2016 10:40 pm (UTC)
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Great bookcases, horrible orange everywhere. Those chairs with the fried-egg shapes on the backs... [shudder] It's not exactly a relaxing environment. But that might even be enough shelves for, say, half our books.

Any house any where? To start with, somewhere that isn't so horribly hot and dry, with more of an artists community nearby maybe. More studio space for me and for Paul, lots of room for more bookshelves. Beyond that, I'm pretty pleased with our 1922 bungalow plus addition as it is.
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From:laurawise
Date:July 25th, 2016 04:34 pm (UTC)
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Books are always a good thing!

And it sounds like you and yours should be in NoCal, rather than SoCal. :)

Hugs hugs!
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From:anne_d
Date:July 25th, 2016 04:43 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, the San Francisco area would be fun. Maybe after the girls move out, but right now we're tied here by family obligations. I wouldn't mind visiting there though.
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From:mamculuna
Date:July 24th, 2016 11:55 pm (UTC)
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Oh, dear, the Curse of Remodeling has evidently been laid on you. I hope you have more than one bathroom. I have had the most amazing disasters when my one and only bathroom was hit by that curse.

And I love that flat. Of course, they don't have as many books as I do, but they do shelve them gorgeously. And red walls! And bay windows! Sigh.

Any house but here? I think here, but also possibly here in Bluffton. But truly, here on the coast.
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From:laurawise
Date:July 25th, 2016 04:35 pm (UTC)
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I DO have more than one bathroom, thank heavens -- although the contractor didn't think to ask me until 4 days into the project. ;)

That Bluffton home is *GORGEOUS*. Wow!

Hugs for your day!
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From:gwynnega
Date:July 25th, 2016 02:26 am (UTC)
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I would like to live somewhere with a bazillion bookshelves. ::eyes the stacks of books on the floor::

::hugs::
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From:laurawise
Date:July 25th, 2016 04:36 pm (UTC)
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I think I might have to spend an afternoon culling books so that, yes, the books on tables and the floor might have their own home. ;)

Cheers and hugs!
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From:stateless82
Date:July 25th, 2016 10:13 pm (UTC)
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That's a lot of orange, but I love the window/bookcase placement. Not a juxtaposition that would work here, but gorgeous there.

I had planned to do this reply yesterday, but your question about the Any House But Here led me to checking real estate links for places up home, which led me to calling my sister so we could gossip about homes for sale near where we grew up and who used to live where and the whole can you believe/do you remember? thing and then it was time for dinner and the day was done.

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From:laurawise
Date:July 28th, 2016 08:30 pm (UTC)
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Belatedly --I bet the orange looks better under English skies than it would under yours or mine. ;) That being said, I *really( don't like orange.

I hope the talk with your sister and the reminiscing were a delight in a hot summer. :)

Hugs hugs hugs!
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From:freixenet
Date:July 26th, 2016 06:28 pm (UTC)
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Oh, my, those books...those walls...all the seating!! Perfect for your champagne parties. :)

Hugs from 'cross the county!
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From:laurawise
Date:July 28th, 2016 08:30 pm (UTC)
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Heh. At this point in renovation I cannot imagine actually ever having a party again....

Hugs hugs! Stay cool!
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From:mobile_alh
Date:July 30th, 2016 04:38 pm (UTC)
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I love where we live, but on a hot day like this, my thoughts fly to Tor House on the Carmel Coast. Right about now I need some coastal fog like nobody's business....
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From:laurawise
Date:July 30th, 2016 09:45 pm (UTC)
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But would there be ghosts in Tor House??

Otherwise, fabulous awesome choice. :)

Hugs hugs, ALH!
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From:janus_74
Date:August 2nd, 2016 03:31 pm (UTC)
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I'd keep the books but lose half the furniture :)

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From:laurawise
Date:August 3rd, 2016 05:10 pm (UTC)
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The rooms are indeed perhaps a bit overstuffed and ornate. :)

Cheers to you!
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From:stevie_carroll
Date:August 9th, 2016 08:36 pm (UTC)
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I'm happy with this house, although I'd like it to be finished. And possibly to acquire a magical staircase to the attic so I can dispense with the drop-down loft ladder but not sacrifice any room space.
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From:laurawise
Date:August 9th, 2016 08:54 pm (UTC)
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The wish for staircase but no lost space does seem a bit...unlikely. ;) But cheers for your house!

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