8.31.2010

Well Done












I grew up in Massachusetts and can remember so many of this type home lining the streets. You can say I am quite parcel to the cedar shingles and simple facade. I was not expecting much when I clicked on this home in our local real estate listings, but I was rather mistaken. It is quite stunning and feels rather special. The shower with the the doors that open out are now in my one day file. I dream of having an outdoor shower, but living in AL makes it not quite practical. This is truly the best of both worlds. This home is going for $569,000 and is listed as new construction. They most definitely have me fooled or it's a mistake. Either way I am in love and will be doing a drive by today.

As always if you are interested in this home I will be more than happy to get you in touch with the agent.

52 comments:

Tucker said...

"doing a drive by today" - you are hilarious.

this home is gorgeous and i wouldn't expect to see it in Birmingham but up north.

Fran said...

Looks like your typical New England style house! So quaint. Love the doors in the shower and the sconces in the bathroom were quite unique. Great post!

Bron @ Baby Space said...

LOVE this house. Would be eagerly driving by myself if driving by didn't require a plane trip first.

Ms. Bright said...

Oh my goodness, you are right. Well done, indeed!

That is practically perfect in almost every way!

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

What a fantastic house! I really am living in the wrong country. For that price you can barely get anything here :(

x Jasmine

Julie Holloway said...

This is crazy good! I am in love with it.

Is that a old card catalog in the kitchen?

doug @ tracery interiors said...

It's a remodel. Take your first left leaving the Village coming towards my house...it's up on the hill overlooking the Western. I want this house. Bad.

Mary said...

That is one small kitchen for $569,000.
But the house is beautiful.

A Perfect Gray said...

the exterior is divine!

nkp said...

Um, WOW!

A House and Home said...

Wow...I love the apothecary looking cabinets under the sink. There are a lot of great little touches...a great find for someone!

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

This is just what I've been looking for. Now I just need to move it to Oklahoma...

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

Gorgeous. I'm surprised about the new construction it looks so perfectly aged.

daninotes said...

I LOVE this.

Staley Mc said...

This house is beautiful!

The Zhush said...

What a sweet gem...the new construction is curious, but the style is certainly on the money!

Brooke @ Blueprint Bliss said...

Love it... great remodel. And I have cedar shakes on my wish list for our new house.

Design Esquire said...

They did a great job! I love the exterior too. Where did you grow up in Massachusetts. I moved to MA a little over 6 years ago.

Melissa said...

What a cute and unique home. Love the work they have done inside! I can't believe how expensive homes are in other areas of the US!

Melissa @ Veranda Interiors said...

New construction or the Realtors creative way to say new renovation? Just like the mountain view homes here that requier you to stand on the edge of the deck, overhang 4' and look to the left? LOL...gotta love marketing.
It is a sweet home and I am loving the bathroom, the faucets and backsplash detail have me sold.

Emily said...

omg, where in MA is that? I am here! What an adorable house! My parents used to have a Cape and i LOVED it. i want to find one. so charming!

coolkids said...

I love cedar shingles! You don't see that in my neck of the woods but I do see it in the Northern Michigan town where we vacay. I adore all of those houses.

sarah, flourish design + style said...

Dreamy, just dreamy. Great details, space and size :) xx

Jennifer said...

Doug -- maybe if we all pitch in we could share it!

Now I want to change everything in my house ... SIGH!

Anonymous said...

"Quite parcel"? Should be "quite partial".

Rene said...

You have the best MLS listings there. I enjoy every one that you post.

-Rene

vanessa said...

Very cool house, but I would love to see it furnished. Why don't you just go ahead and buy it so we can see it furnished!

Aimee@ the Functional Space said...

Nice House. Love that the shower opens up outside too. I would think it would be very easy to have an outdoor shower there in AL (says the girl far away in VA) It's one of my house dreams too.

In the Tweeds said...

What a beautiful home!!! So tastefully done and just beautiful! I want!

Erin from Skoots and Cuddles said...

beautiful....wow! wish i lived in AL!!

Anna said...

Love those dual sinks!

Certainly makes me reconsider all the junk I have stored under our sinks for this streamlined simplicity!

designstiles said...

This house is stunning. I don't think I'd change a thing, aside from decorating it with complementary furniture.

Rosa said...

I summered in Massachusetts and we lived there for a few years before moving to Madison. A Cape Cod home with aged cedar shingles is my dream. This is definitely a lovely home, but a bit spendy. Lovely!

tammy said...

gorgeous. and i'm so glad you're always keeping an eye out for fantastic homes in birmingham -- it reminds me of how lovely our town really is.

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

a dream house, ah alas you dont really see thee houses in Europe... for those price anyway!!

erika said...

PERFECT!!!!!

megan said...

i am swooning over that shower! love!

kelley @ the eclectic owl said...

i. love. that. home. we must have the same taste in homes because this one is a dream! maybe I should just move 100 miles south to bham :)

a pina colada said...

I adore New England homes. My home inspiration was a mix of the East and the South... I can never make up my mind which I love more?!

Living It At Home said...

OK...ready to move in and the price seems right!

Lila said...

oh yeah, that's a beautiful home. I love how they mixed the old with the new. It's somehow rustic and elegant at the same time!
xoxo
Lila Ferraro

Splendid Willow said...

Gorgeous! Very tasteful and jam packed with design treats. And I love all that natural light!

I have been a lousy blog friend this summer - but I am back in the saddle and will follow you like a hawk! (:

ox, Mon

Haven and Home said...

This is torture!!!! All these gorgeous b'ham homes.

LindsB said...

I wish thats what pretty houses like that one cost up here, I would be moving today if I could get that price here :) Beautiful!

Wahzat Gayle said...

very nice!

(ps you have gotten so popular :) good for you )

OneCraftyFox said...

Goodness, what a lovely home!

3 Peanuts said...

It is really cute and I love a lot of the details but I am thinking there will be MAJOR wood rot/mold on those doors in the shower within a year. CLever idea in theory but not sure it is smart in reality.

Bridget said...

i love love love that painted floor!

Sarah's Fab Day said...

Why would anyone want to move? I love this little gem.

Sarah said...

These home is perfect.. I love your listings, where I live their are not this well styled.

Jen of Made By Girl said...

Looks like a reno....but it's gorgeous...! The shower is crazy...wow!
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Hello Lover... said...

Love it all - it's great they actually seemed to make new construction charming!