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Saturday, August 09, 2008

Can You Say "Father Of The Bride"?

The actual house used in Father of the Bride
Photo from: Hooked On Houses Oh yes, I KNEW you could! I am being a bit of a copy cat today and posting a little like my beloved blog, Hooked On Houses. It is here that one dynamo of a lady named Julia shows us all manner of glorious spaces each day. Recently, she showed us a house that was very like the stunning home featured in the films, Father of the Bride and Father of the Bride II. Oh how I adore that home...inside and outside, it is a pure gem. A dream. A Hollywood fantasy. Well, today I saw that fantasy in the flesh, well, the plaster and paint so to speak. Ahem...just G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S. French and English country and oh so, oh so, me. Don'tcha thunk? Now, don't you think Bill should be a good boy and buy this little cottage for moi? Yes, I KNEW you would!
Offered at $749,900 13 Total Rooms, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 2 Lavatories Subdivision: Realtor: Colin Campbell
Prudential Realtors GRI,CRS,CCIM DAYTON, OHIO REAL ESTATE 937-434-1615
PASSIONATE ABOUT BEAUTY, ELEGANT WOODWORK, EXCEPTIONAL CRAFTSMANSHIP & DELIGHTFUL GARDEN AREAS TO ENTERTAIN YOUR FAMILY & FRIENDS? Romance, worn elegance, an older style meticulously preserved & graciously made polished new depicts this memorable 5 bdrm, 3 full, 3 half bath home. Beautiful rms open generously to one another on a lovely circular flr plan. Engage your company in the NEW FAM RM WING w/ a vaulted beamed ceiling & flr to ceiling stone wbfp, planked pine hardwood flrs & its own entrance onto the cloistered stone terrace w/ a surround of boxwoods, hydrangeas & delicious peacefulness. A new 1/2 bath & quiet hallway w/ a wall of custom cabinets is found beyond this portion of the home. A magnificent beamed French kitchen w/ imported farmhouse tile flooring, Gourmet chef's gas range & hearth, charming breakfst rm, informal LIV & DIN rms w/ the feel of pure comfort & ease, cushy study, lrg porch & cordial entrance complete 1st fl plan. Fin. LL:1/2 bath, storage, kitchen, rec rm. Enjoy the ambiance & flow among all 1st flr rms, which mix harmoniously w/ a wonderful feel! Oak hardwood floors throughout;Crown molding & baseboards; PLANTATION SHUTTERS; Window boxes; Frame & stone exterior; Lovely gardens, surround of BOXWOODS, Hastas, HYDRANGEAS, ABOVE GROUND IRR. SYS TO BEDS & 2ND Fl. window boxes, 2 Maple trees/front, Oak tree/back; Line of Pear trees ~ back Paver driveway, Old Siberian Elm creates canopy over back yd. 3 zoned heating & AC; All copper plumbing;Sidewalk VILLAGE OF OAKWOOD.com Neighborhood: OAKWOOD Lot Size: 14174sqft Type: Single Family Residential for Sale Floors: Two or More Stories Parking/Garage: 2 Bedrooms: 5 Baths: 3 Half Baths: 2 Square Feet: 3,780 Year Built: 1925 School District: OAKWOOD INTERIOR FEATURES: Gas Water Heater, Smoke Alarms, Paddle Fans, Bay W EXTERIOR FEATURES: Terrace, Cable TV
Uh huh, and, for a few dollars more, would I like the furnishings and bric a brac thrown in too? Why YES thank you!
I mean, we all know that Billy boy needs to do SOMETHING to repay me for his little faux pas recently. Right? Oh Billy.....now where IS that man. Grace? Look under the bed. Dan? Check the basement storage closet. Kipper? How about the attic crawl space...he has to be somewhere around here...
I hope your weekend is a sweet one. The weather here is beautiful and we have already been out and about. In for a bit and then, this evening, we are meeting up with some friends for dinner at a local Mexican restaurant. This family was stationed with us in upstate New York and it has been far too long since we last saw them!
Take care and stay well...be good to yourselves and smile!
Love and Hugs,
Susie Q

39 comments:

Hooked on Houses said...

Hey, Sue, thanks for the shout-out! Aren't you sweet?

I love this house! I'm so glad you found it. I think the exterior is even prettier than the original Father of the Bride house, and that's saying something.

Love that brick walk!

When Bill buys it for you, promise you'll invite me over for a tour. Of course, be prepared for me to never leave again...

I'm so glad you pointed me to those houses in that area because I found all sorts of gorgeous older homes on that Realtor's website--tho. this was my favorite.

Hope you're having a great weekend!! -Julia :-)

PEA said...

Well if Bill buys this house for you, I'm moving in with you!!! Omigosh, have you ever seen anything more beautiful, inside and out? WOW!!! How lucky you were to actually be able to go inside!! Hope you find Bill...while I go pack my bags:-) xoxo

Rosemary said...

Hi Susie,
I love, love this house!!!
Thanks for the tour!
Hope you are having a great weekend!
Rosemary

Melissa said...

That's a gorgeous house, can you imagine what the monthly mortgage payment would be? Wow!

Cherdecor said...

If you buy this house, please have us all in for a blogging party! It is so beautiful!

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh how I love this house! Thanks for the tour. I always enjoy seeing the gorgeous decorating done in homes like this:>)

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Oh Sue! Yes! That is the perfect way for Bill to make amends! What a wonderful house. Loved the kitchen floor! Well, really loved everything...
xo
Penny

Lisa said...

Oh my, that home is beautiful. And homey too. I like the fact it doesn't look like a museum, it looks like someone could actually be at home. That's refreshing!! I think I could give my right arm for that kitchen!!

Gretchen said...

Wow! I lurrrve that home and both of those movies, too, BTW.

Actually, $800,000 isn't terrible for the house. Of course, I couldn't afford that, but still, it's not as high as I thought it might be. However, spend another $200,000 on the furnishings and there you have it...

Connie said...

Ooooh, yeeeesssssss, I'll definitely take it.......right after I scrape Love Bunny up off the floor! He fainted when I told him "th' price"!!
Beautiful, but just a TAD outta our price range.......
Smoochies sweet chick,
Connie

The French Nest said...

LOVE that house, Susie!! And yes, I do think your husband should run out and buy you that pretty little cottage - a nice place to spend your summer holidays, don't you think? :)

xo Kate

P.S. Although we didn't get close enough for an autograph from you-know-who (even though we thought we spotted him in a restaurant, our eyes deceived us) I did blow him a kiss during the performance, in your honour!

Andi said...

Oh I do hope Pat from Back Porch Musings sees this post. I'm sure she'd love this beauty too. Such a pretty place. I do believe it's the "least" Bill should do for you considering his not so little faux pas!!! Once you get settled....I'm coming for a visit!!!

Have a wonderful time with your friends Dear Sue.

PAT said...

Hi Miss Susie Q!

Andi gave me a heads up to come on over and have a look. You know I'm going to enjoy this post. I'll be back in a bit for the tour!! I know it's lovely!

Thanks!
Pat

Rue said...

Hi Sue :)

I think it's the least he could do! That house is incredible!! When Bill buys it, can I come stay?? ;)

hugs and love,
rue

salmagundi said...

I, too, love this house. But, since I'm striving to be better at "not having what I want, but wanting what I have"; I guess I'll stay right here in my humble abode. Thanks for the fun fantasy tour though. Sally

PAT said...

Gorgeous and it has Susie Q written all over it!

Pat

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I LVOE that house...and the decorating is gorgeous. I always enjoy stopping by here. cherry

Meggie said...

I think buying the house for you is the LEAST Bill can do for his recent faux pas. So what if it puts you in the poorhouse FOREVER! OK, now let's get back to reality.....

Shelia said...

Hi Susie! How ya doing? Thanks for popping in to see me today!
BE a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Virginia said...

Wow!Beautiful home, I enjoy the tour.
Love everything about it.
Keep smiling, Virginia

Rebecca Ramsey said...

What an incredible house! Let me know when you move in! Road trip!

And thanks so much Sue, for your great ideas for Miss Sarah! I'm going to find some cards for Sarah today, and I'll add the postage too. That's a fantastic idea! And the plant and pet. I had two goldfish in college myself--Goldie and Hawn. Poor things--I wasn't the best with cleaning the tank. But they didn't seem to mind. Not that they could complain. :)
Give yourself a big hug for me!
Becky

bj said...

OK, my dear..when you live in it for awhile, get tired of it and move on to BIGGER AND BETTER THINGS (I mean, like, there is REALLY something better than THIS), please email me, I'll send you a BILLION DOLLAR CHECK and move in, right away!!
heh heh heh

salmagundi said...

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. Of course, you can add me to your blog roll. I would be honored! Sally

justabeachkat said...

Hi sweet friend

I must apologize. I've been a bad blog friend lately. My days just have flown by and I can't seem to keep all the "balls in the air". But I'm trying. That's what counts, right?

I've just spent some time reading all your posts I've missed and had fun. You've been busy too.

Hugs!
Kat

The Old Painted Cottage said...

That is so funny...I remember when I saw that movie in the theatre years ago, and I couldn't pay any attention to the story line, cause I was buisy admiring the decor!

oxox
Jennifer

Sugar Bear said...

Oooo - I think it is the perfect thing for Bill to gift you with!
Karla

Terri and Bob said...

COOOOL. I am going to visit her blog... what a fun title! Thanks for letting us all know that we can come to visit you at the house. Let Bill know I like salsa on my eggs!

I can always count on you to make my day!

FHL said...

Wow! Gorgeous!

(Hey Bill, if not the whole house, I bet at least the kitchen would go a long way towards forgiveness *wink*)

Hope you had a fun evening :o)

Strawberry Lane said...

Susie Q that house has your name all over it!

I went room by room and thought, why, Susie must live here!

Thanks for leading me to "hooked on houses". What a fun thing to do ... touring houses blog day.

-Jennifer said...

no thanks....

hey why aren't you visiting meanymore?? boo hooo

Janet said...

That will be the perfect pplace for a Bloggin" Babe Blowout. That right there is reason enough for Bill to buy it and if he won;t I would contact a certain B.D. who would certainly find the price reasonable for his biggest fan!

Janet

Cecile said...

That is a beautiful home!
Fit for a Princess:))

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Wow, that is just like the father of the bride house only better! That would be close to $2 million here so really it's a steal!!!! I LOVE IT!!!

Mom2fur said...

Oh, yeah, that house has your name on it!
My favorite movie house is the one in Home Alone. But can you imagine heating those places? (I know...tell 'em 'throw in a winter's worth of fuel and it's a deal!')

Sandi McBride said...

Ah yes, Susie, I think this is the perfect payback and when you are all settled in, give me jingle, we'll be right there! I want the room with the four poster...there was a four poster wasn't there?
hugs
Sandi

Mary Isabella said...

It is stunning.....

Charli and me said...

Hi Sue,
I happened upon you blog today. I absolutely love this house. I could see myself sipping tea there. Thanks for sharing the photos

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

WOW!!!! Are the furnishings included? Super dooper house!!!

xo
Becky

Pat said...

I have to get out of NYC! I actually thought the price for this house was a steal -- lol! A house like that that here would be in the millions with a very plural "s" Beautiful place and lucky the person that buys it!