I love the way my mother-in-law put it... "this house is not going on your blog!" While true that it's not quite "blog-worthy" for the most part, I had to share just a few images with you.
|The pool, surrounding terrace and view were lovely... and my girls had so much fun swimming.|
|Aside from the pool, the exquisite wood paneled arched doors throughout the house were my favorite feature.|
|This may not be for everyone... but, I just loved the terra cotta tile walls and aged brass fixtures in this powder room. That said, I could do without the ornate sconce (strange placement!), odd mirror situation and bidet.|
I'm not sure how to separate the bad from the ugly (and some of the "bad" did not get photographed - like the incredibly narrow driveway that was not fun for the drivers to navigate daily)... but, take for example, this:
|Note the horrible (and creaky) spiral staircase (NOT kid-friendly) and the rug cut and bound to the shape of the piano.|
And, "the Ugly"
|Weird high-gloss faux treatment on the walls in salmon-colored peachy-pink.|
|Tchotchkas and strange decor in abundance.|
|This out-door eating area had potential - but, the fish-netting draped from the ceiling was just sad-looking.|
Oh well! They can't all be breathtaking... it was still great to have a home base from which to take day trips - and a pool in which the kids could splash around.
More photos of the incredible scenery tomorrow!