Wednesday, December 05, 2007

The house

Here are photos of the Victorian house in North London we are buying... Not our type of decor but we can always change this in good time.

The living room... The front of the living room will be where we relax together and with friends and family. We want to make the back part of the lounge a library, with wall to wall books and a comfy reading chair and tall reading lamp. There is a French door at the back which looks out onto the side of the house - we want to make this strip into a Zen garden of sorts so we can read and look out and be at peace.

The kitchen... We anticipate spending alot of time here. Our current kitchen is so small we've always been reluctant entertaining - perferring to eat out. But this kitchen is big and cosy at the same time and the vendor is leaving his lovely high-tech cooker behind. Finally, space to display all our cookbooks.

The bathroom... Um, may have to paint this all white and tile it but it's fine for immediate use.

The upstairs hallway looking out to the bathroom and then the back bedroom... The whole house is in need of a fresh lick of white paint to lift the place and make it bright and airy. There's a double bedroom to the left and the master bedroom behind. The loft is above and big enough to make another double bedroom or a roomy study if we wish...

The garden with well-established trees and shrubs. M is already looking at gardening books in the bookstores so he can grow vegetables. We would also like to have an apple tree and another fruit tree planted... Or perhaps a "garden studio".

The back of the house... Can you see the space along the side where we want to make a calming Zen space?

I'm so terribly impatient to move into our very own home. For the first time in my life, I've made some rather (wonderfully) conventional choices this year - I got married, I'm about to buy a house... What next I wonder?

10 comments:

Broom said...

Congratulations! Perhaps a baby next? (I'm only kidding.)

Bombay Beauty said...

What a brilliant space! So much you can do, but the structure seems sound and the quality of the space high, so high... Sometimes a skim of plaster before painting really freshens up the walls, giving them a crispness that just paint can't always achieve (depends how many layers of paint are already on the wall....)

Soooo wonderful...

Congratulations!

BB

Southways said...

yipee!! snaps. I love the kitchen. Now that we have seen the before snaps - please so show us the "after" snaps.

Anonymous said...

SilentOne

Wow the house looks lovely.. the high ceilings look great..I love the kitchen too - big, airy and bright.. I agree with Southways - we so need the "after" snaps too..

Premalatha said...

Nice house. Congrats. It looks typical victorian London house. Also it looks like in good condition too. Congrats again for that.

//I've made some rather (wonderfully) conventional choices this year//
:-)

All the best with everything.

leslee said...

Oh, lovely! Looks like lots of space, especially for cooking (yay!) and a nice yard for gardening. I hope all goes forward well and you're comfy and cozy in there very soon.

childwoman said...

hmmm..maybe be a little planet halder? just kidding!! the house looks great, I love the floors and kitchen. it must be so exciting for you....wow..

Planethalder said...

Thank you all! So happy you also like the house. We may take our time to decorate and fill it with nice furniture but hopefully I will be able to post some photos gradually as the year goes by.

Olivia said...

Such a cute house - well finished, I can see that. The spaces are just right (not cavernous and hard to heat), and I like the nooks and crannies.

I once looked at a flat in a Victorian house on Harrow on the Hill and there could have been a second storey - the ceilings were so high I think there were clouds up there.

mumbaigirl said...

congratulations!