Thursday, January 28, 2010

Dreaming of City Life

Have you ever fantasized about living in a cool hip townhouse in the city (New York of course)?  Any big city really, but mostly NYC.  Not the cramped 4 people living in a one room apartment type situation, but a really sweet flat in the coolest neighborhood? 

Although I love my little abode in the burbs, I sometimes wonder what it would be like to live the NYC girl life with the heart of the city at my doorstep. 

I especially love old townhouses as it's a charm that can't be duplicated with a house.  Whenever I go on vacation, I love to find the old neighborhoods with the most town homes and just walk up and down the streets admiring them.  Every one is so unique and beautiful. 

I can't even remember how I found the site, but I occasionally go to a website that markets city properties and peruse the photos.  This one is a gem inside, but lacks the charm you can usually expect with older town homes.

It's listed as a 3 unit town house with a total of 4,762 sq. ft. and it's occupants clearly have vastly different decorating styles.

The first unit...


The next unit is super sexy and colorful.  This looks like the inside of I Dream of Jeannie's bottle, albeit a more neutral version than Jeannie had.

And then you step outside and find this little slice of heaven...

Can you say party?  Oh the cocktail parties you could host here.....

I'm trying to decide who's been sleeping in this bed.  There are definite masculine elements with the rug pattern (seems masculine to me anyway), leather cubes, leather chair and the flat screen TV hanging on the wall.

But, most men hate excessive pillows and this bed has five in various patterns and fabrics as well as a few on the upholstered piece on the right side of the room.  The window treatments are soft and beautiful, but the brown fabric "framing" them seems like a more masculine touch (although I would take them in a heartbeat).

Maybe it's a couple?  Well, I think it's a guy.  What do you think?

Love the subway tiles in the bathroom and the clean crisp look of all white.

This unit is ultra feminine with a shabby chic style.  I'm surprised there is no window treatment.

I love her kitchen with the open plate display rack and the frosted glass cabinets.

Since there are only three units, I'm assuming this is her bedroom, but it's definitely lacking in the charm of the other rooms.  It looks like she started to cozy it up with the cute little green chairs, but that rug doesn't fit at all. 

And it is possible to have all white bedding that isn't boring, but this would not be a good example.


Just a little tour of how the other half lives to make you appreciate your own cozy little home :).


1 comment:

My Notting Hill said...

Love, love the I Dream of Jeannie Room! The plate rack in that one kitchen is really great.