7.29.2010

The Donnely House














This Is where Kellen and I got married 6 years ago. It seems it is now in foreclosure and if I had an extra $950,000 plus some to make an actual kitchen and furnish the place I would so want to buy it. I could imagine both Ellie and KJ getting married in the same place we did, wouldn't that be a dream. The previous owner rented it out for events and was rather a pain to work with but this place exuded southern charm.

26 comments:

Indie.Tea said...

That place is gorgeous.
...but feel assured that you can probably at least buy a house for like $200-300K. You'd probably need like $900K to buy a HOUSE (instead of a teensy condo) here in SF...it sucks!

:: Lavender's Green :: said...

Oh my goodness, I love this place! I wish we had houses that look like that down here.

x Jasmine

Julie Holloway said...

Can't you just picture what that home could be?! It is a true southern gem.

Geb said...

That place is sooo beautiful!

MB said...

Donnelly house looks amazing. I really like the tiles in the bathroom. As an expat living in the U.K. I'm struck by how much space there is in America. Homes, roads, sidewalks, schools, stores, cars you name it there is just lots of room to breath. I miss that about living in the U.S. and truth be told I never noticed all that space until I moved to a sweet but tiny island:)

Design Esquire said...

I wish I had $950k to give you!

I'maNolaGirl said...

Oh, it's such a fabulous place. I'm sad to see it's foreclosed, and I hope it lands in good hands!

Staley Mc said...

This house is so pretty! I've been to a wedding there before and it's a shame it's on foreclosure

and flowers pick themselves said...

the flooring is amazes. so sad that it's being foreclosed on! hopefully the buyer will take care of it.

xo Alison

Rosa said...

My future business will be a place like this off the water on the East Coast where we can hold weddings and conferences. I would do the marketing/photography/sales & and hubby does the event/food & beverage planning. Lovely place. I know that you and your hubby would do wonders with this place. It may be the beginning a lovely new venture.

One more thing: the place where we married was abandoned and left to rot. I was so shocked to see it in that condition.

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sarah, flourish design + style said...

Amazing :) I can just imagine it in it's glory! xx

Melissa @ Veranda Interiors said...

Oh my, my head is spinning with ideas for this home!! What a wonderful palate to work with.

Michelle said...

Oh the possibilities! I would love to live here! OOh my, I bet it was one great wedding.

katie said...

I used to live in the condos across the street from the Donnely House! Hope someone buys it and takes good care of it. And I agree - the former owner was definitely a pain! (To put it nicely.)

Char said...

that place is beautiful - i wish someone that loved it and would care for it would buy it and fix it up.

Amy said...

We had our wedding reception in a similar house. It was really special to have a huge old house for the day. I was a little nervous my guests would be a little put-off by the unique location, but everyone got it!

The house we used was owned by the county's historical society. Maybe some similar organization can take the house over.

a pina colada said...

I adore Southern Homes/architecture. This place is amazing.

Gramercy Home said...

What a pretty place. A little $$ adn TLC could take that place to WOW. Hope the new owners will do just that. BTW - Ellie's circus b'day party was just the cutest thing I've seen!

Wholesale Flooring Gal said...

Hi Paula! This house is AMAZING! Every room has so much charm, and the flooring is beautiful. I can't believe it's in foreclosure. I wish I also had $950k extra! Thanks for sharing these inspiring pics.

Mandi said...

I had my wedding reception here over 12 years ago! So sad to see it in foreclosure. We had a morning wedding and then reception with mimosas, brunchy fare and a jazz band. It was a very magical day. Thanks for posting it! It brought back tons of memories for me.

Cote Provence said...

Indeed, very sad that it's in foreclosure. It's a very beautiful house... lots of character and charm.
Lovely tiles in the bathroom.

megan said...

It's so sad to see such a great location go. I hope someone purchases and reopens it.

LindsB said...

Wow, what a beautiful home! I am in love with the floors- they are each different and so pretty!

Kelle Dame said...

That would be a dream! What a beautiful place. Hopefully whoever buys it will do the same as the old owners except maybe be a little more easy going :) Thanks for sharing this story.

{my beautiful mess} said...

What a wonderful place that holds so many beautiful memories. I hope someone brings new life to it. Great home with a great history.

Hello Lover... said...

Looks like a beautiful place to have a wedding. I adore all the paneling and tile - I would love to see what this place looks like after someone purchases it and brings it a little bit more up to date!