Friday 9 September 2011

Gorgeous Victorian House Tour....

Hey chickens,

Who fancies a sneak peek round a stranger's home?


Me too!

Follow me.....the tour bus departs NOW!

This used to be two semi-detached houses. 
The owners bought one, and then the other
 - and converted them into one huge house. 
Isn't the new front door brilliant? 
It looks so original.

And the same goes for the incredible hallway....

You may weep if you wish.

I would kill for tiles like this.
Not literally. 
Don't all run for the door.

They added the boarded cladding themselves 
to reflect the beachy location.
I love the mix of commitment to period style 
alongside the introduction of coastal features like this.

They've made a point of choosing 
high end finishes, 
which make all the difference, 
don't you think?

The scrumdiddlyumptious kitchen is from Thomas & Thomas. 
Isn't it gorgeous? 
The dresser is painted Parma Grey
by Farrow and Ball.
I feel another case study coming up....

The flooring is by Drummonds. 
Doesn't it look incredible?
Rich and old. 
Like a gold-digger's dream.

{I know. I knock myself out every time.}

Did you spot the dog looking cosy in the chair?

Blood red slipper bath?
Mmmm, yes, don't mind if I do....

Those exposed-pipe taps could not be 
any more lovely if they tried.

All in all, 
I'd say that was a thoroughly enjoyable snoop.
Wouldn't you?

I think we've just got time for a little sit-down 
and a nice cup of something delicious
before it's time to hop off 
and enjoy the weekend....

Images: Period Living

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It's me said...

What a great home !!!...i love it !!...enjoy a happy weekend from

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

I am weeping. Weeping with joy. I bought one of those thin shelves to display photos from Ikea but have never put it up because I didn't think it looked that good. Now, I know what to do. I need to buy a few more of them and hang them like in the 3rd picture in your post. Hurrah! Simple! Thank you Sarah, you genius finder of lovely homes to show us (cripes that was a mouthful wasn't it?).

You have a wonderful weekend. xx


Wow . . . what a beautiful home. There was nothing I didn't like (except maybe the dog on the furniture.) :-)

Happy weekend, Sarah.


Donna@anangloinquébec said...

loved..loved...loved it!! I got a little inspiration from that as well.I feel a project finishing up at my little abode. Thanks Sarah!

Teacup Moments said...

awesome home. and love those tiles, too, sarah! my latest post also happens to be about a stranger's house, among others (tavern/apothecary). love checking out how other people live, or lived.

Alison Agnew said...

from the ruby red bath
to the sparkling chandys througout
i don't think
there is any single thing
about this home
that i would change
before moving right in

the owners got it just right



Anonymous said...

It literally takes my breath away :)

Designing Domesticity said...

Seriously Gorgeous! Nothing like a little classic British architecture to start of the day! Thanks for sharing. liz

Connie in Hartwood said...

How wonderful to find an old house that was once two halves and is now one fantastic home ... it usually happens the other way around. That staircase is unbelievable!! Everything is perfection ... I wonder about the turquoise cupboard .... that dresser in my garage would look fabulous in turquoise ... have a great weekend!

Melissa said...

beach & country living- does it get any better!!??

lovely tour- i NEED to have that entrance & gorgeous stairs in my life!!!

and the bathroom...
and the sitting room...
and i'm pretty sure the garden...i'll even take the bits we haven't seen!

melissa xx

ANNE said...

Beautiful! Love the blue on the cabinet and the entryway and the kitchen and the floors and the... WOW

Thanks for sharing!

designchic said...

So beautiful...can't get over the tiles!! Happy Friday ~

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

Beautiful and comfortable at the same time! Love the blue kitchen cabinets and the one painted dark blue with white dishes. Love it all!

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

This house is truly amazing. LOVE!!!

lisaroy said...

what a gorgeous home! I'm totally in love with that entrance with those tiles!! And the chandeliers are lovely and did you say something about the sea? that's just the icing on the cake!
have a great weekend xo

Erin S. said...

oooooo. ahhhhh. That is a lovely lovely home. I am seriously in love with those floors--they ARE a gold digger's dream :). You are funny...thanks for letting us in with you.

Meine Dinge Franka said...

What a wonderful walk through the house!

And your nice comments are amazing! :-)

♥ Franka

Unknown said...

Is it bad to enjoy nosing around a stranger's house that much? :)

LOVE those chandy's and the floors-Daddy!

loveandlilac said...

A gorgeous house. Don't you think he red mat by the bath looks like spilled blood?

Have a lovely weekend x

Ann said...

I love how cozy this house looks...

And I heart the bathroom,
so gorgeous.

chris said...

The floors and chandies were my favorites. Thanks for the snoop, deary, and have a lovely weekend with your family.

Sweet Young Journey said...

What a beautiful home! It looks so personal and I love that!
Thanks for sharing!
hugs, Cheryl

Blondie's Journal said...

This home is awesome...beautiful inside and out! I like the mix of traditional and country. Very pretty!!


Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Serious love for those floors! diggers dream. You're hilarious. : )

Lexie Bowman said...

Wow! The most lovely home! Just wanted to say thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a lovely comment about my madeover chest, it means a lot coming from a pro like you!

The paint I used was Deep Adam Green from the 1829 range by Craig & Rose (speciality vintage shades and all utterly lovely) It's about £10 for a big tin and is an eggshell emulsion, ideal for indoor wood and furniture! The finish is wonderful and the colour is beautiful, sort of country georgian!

Have a great weekend!


Anna at the Doll House said...

It's been such fun to peep behind the exterior of this house. I would not have guessed that it had started life as two houses, so they have done a great conversion.

The bathroom is my favourite room. It is so dramatic and so Victorian and so luxurious.


At The Picket Fence said...

What an incredible home! It has Modern Country Style written all over it and I just loved every room. Thanks for sharing it with us my friend! :-)

Unknown said...

When can I move in??? Love it...Hugs, Jan

GoldenValley50 said... type of house Sarah. Dog curled up in a big arm chair - yes, I can identify with that! ;)Sharyne

Jill said...

You were right definitely worth a snoop around! Love the tiles!

Ashley said...

What an amazing house!!
Ahhh well, a girl can dream!

Ashley x

camp and cottage living said...

Oh my! Lots of ooing and awing going on here.
The plank floors are dreamy and those rugs are my favorite colors.
I liked the white wall planks with the photos display. Great idea!

Travel With Lulu said...

Great snoop :) LOVE love those wooden floors and the mismatched chairs. How do you know so much? Is it yours?! XOL

Anonymous said...

Thank you for letting us take a peep with you. What a beautiful home they have!

Unknown said...

Fab home! So much to take in - I'll be returning to this post again and again (and again).... for inspiration and ideas. LOVE all your posts. I don't always comment but I do always read.... love always xxx

Jane said...

Oh, Sarah, that blue kitchen has my heart skipping a beat. Scrumptious indeed! J x

Unknown said...

Oh, I am smitten. Swoony with all that gorgeousness. (Especially that red slipper tub.)

Pretty Unique Furniture said...

Oh No! What have you done to us all? I could cry! I want this house!

Shelly Wildman said...

Those are the floors of my dreams! I absolutely LOVE this. Thanks for the tour, Sarah.

LindyLouMac said...

What a fabulous conversion of a pair of semis into a sunning home. I am off to follow you on Twitter, hope you will follow me back my friend :)

Robynne's Nest said...

I wish I was that dog!!! Robx

Kuki... said...

How gorgeous is that house?!!! (sigh)

Behind Margery's Daw! said...

I'm crying, crying with jealousy because I WANT THAT HOUSE.

It is GORGEOUS!!!!

kiwirach said...

Hi Sarah, you visited my blog and left a comment about a following gadget. I have added a couple of options, i hope that helps. I'm honoured you'd like to follow me, cos i love your blog!.

Ricki Treleaven said...

Sarah, I so enjoyed this snoop-fest. I love this Victorian home. How lovely! I really like the tiles in the entry. Wow! And that bathroom wants me to adopt it, methinks.

Awesome post :D
Ricki Jill

One of my Hobby Blogs said...

great home, but not what I was expecting!!

Susan T said...

I am now playing catch up after our extended hols and visiting my favourite blogs. Oh I do love a nosy at gorgeous homes, and this one is particularily scrumptious, lovely to be back in the bloggy world. I took my laptop with me but service was very limited, more often than not we couldn't get a signal. So it is back to keyboard bashing now.

Magali @ The Little White House said...

Wow! I'm totally in love with the kitchen!
Do you make a point to have a dog sleeping on an armchair in all your inspiration posts? I remember there was also a dog in one of your dining-room posts!

michelle said...

Look at all that deliciousness packed into that beautiful house!! I love the plank wall and those wood floors are amazing!! Sigh.......

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

I love the blue kitchen! What a great house, so many ideas for a comfortable and stylish house.

Have a great week.

Meera @ firstsense said...

What a fantastic space, how lucky to be able to buy two homes to knock together like that! I love how they've decorated, so homey and inviting and gorgeous!! I would quite happily move in :-)

Fantastic find, my lovely, and a happy new week to you!

Meera xx

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Oh my! I love the planked wall with the little ledges. Also, the bathroom sinks! They've been a favorite of mine for awhile now. Thanks, I've stopped weeping now.

Tricia said...

What a pretty house! Oh, I love those plank walls and those floors too. How gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Hi lovely!

Oh Sarah... what a beautiful home. Love the juxtapostion of the old with the new. The wood floors and staircase are dreamy! A lot of love has gone into this home. I could spend a lot of time here. Hang out with the ole pup too. The only thing I would change would probably be the lighting in the dining area. Can't figure it out. Otherwise, I'm packing my bags and checking in :)

Hope you had a wonderful weekend! We were lazy here :) xxx

Lizzy Bradbury said...

This is a gorgeous home - I've always wanted to take two homes next to each other and make them one home like the Beatles movie 'Help!'

A really great blend of traditional and modern beachy!

Anonymous said...

I am intrigued by the way the owners have 3 completely different chandeliers installed in their dining area, but they look pretty together. I wonder if they are all wired or just unlit fixtures? That is very curious and perhaps the first time I've ever noticed anything like that. I also adore the kitchen floor rugs. Along with, well, absolutely everything else.

Hopefully in your next post you will show off that patchwork pillow cover! I'm dying to see it :)

kimberly said...

Just found you - immediately in love. Not only because you too have four peanuts in your home, but your style is fabulous!
Can't wait to go back and read old posts!

Kim said...

Is there a way to find out the color of the kitchen island? It's gorgeous!

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