Friday, June 5, 2020

It's a Go!

The New Casa Chinoiserie Chic

Well, last night we finished successfully negotiating the purchase of my new home in Venice. I wanted something one level, very Palm Beach, lots of palm trees, very Old Florida. Below is the picture I posted before of the Palm Beach home of interior designer Robin Weiss that I love. Mine has the same feel to me. I can't wait to start decorating and landscaping.

I am planning on taking out the juniper and putting in Japanese boxwoods on both sides like below (this above is the listing picture of my house). The other side of the driveway has large palm trees as well. The back is all preserves with a sea of massive palm trees. Really dramatic. The house is very dramatic with 12 foot ceilings and great details like crown molding and wainscoting - not Tuscan at all thankfully. Assuming the inspection goes well next week, I am closing on July 8. Moving twice in 9 months. Oh well. Can one have a Bloody Mary at 8 AM under these circumstances? Asking for a friend.

Robin Weiss - Traditional Home

40 comments:

  1. Congratulations! I'm thrilled you got the house and I can't wait to see pictures of how you decorate it!

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    1. Thanks so much. I will be posting before, during, and after. The house is beautiful already, but so looking forward to making it my own.

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  2. Dear Friend,
    Let me make your third a double! Congratulations and hope all goes well in the inspection and then on to your This One's For Me house.

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    1. A crazy year for sure. Thanks for your support over many years.

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  3. Good for you! Can't wait for the picture's!

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  4. One can do whatever one wants! Congratulations on getting a house that makes you happy.

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    1. Indeed! Thanks, I am so ready for a fresh start.

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  5. Congratulations Beth!! Your new home looks lovely already!

    Shelley

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  6. Can't wait to see inside! Absolutely, this calls for a bloody.

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    1. I will post pics soon of the before. After inspection! Thanks.

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  7. Congratulations. It's nice to hear some good news during these trying times. I can't wait to see how you decorate it.

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    1. Yes, the timing is a bit challenging, but it is what it is. Thank you.

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  8. Wonderful house. Bloodys all round!

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  9. CONGRATS! So happy for you you and looking forward to all the posts you'll share with us on the progress of the befores and afters.

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    1. I am really looking forward to sharing this adventure with everyone. Thank you.

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  10. Oh by all means!!!! Congratulations!!! You deserve a big win here so I hope the inspection comes back "all systems go"! The boxwood idea is a great one. I know you will make this home your true sanctuary and we intend to take every step of this walk with you! God bless!

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    1. Thank you so much my friend. I hope this will be a happy path forward for me after a very unhappy period. Your support all these years is very much appreciated.

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  11. Beautiful! Congratulations on finding a new home that suits your style.
    It takes a lot of fortitude to move twice and go for what you really want.
    I am looking forward to seeing your progress. And go for the Bloody Mary or two. After all, it's the perfect brunch beverage.
    Congratulations, again.

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  12. Congratulations ... it looks and sounds beautiful!

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  13. Can't wait to see the interior!

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    1. I will post the listing pictures soon and thanks!

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  14. That is just so BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!! What a find! It's perfect! Incredible that you found something so fantastic so soon! I am keeping my fingers crossed that you paint it pink!! With that roof it would be knockout!!!

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    1. Thanks so much. It is very much my taste and it was meant to be - the first house I looked at!

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  15. Congratulations on your new home! With your good taste I know you'll make it into something fabulous..!

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  16. Blessings on your new home! I’m very excited to follow along on your new adventure!
    Your fellow Floridian,
    Michelle

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  17. You TOTALLY deserve a Bloody Mary or TWO!! I rarely comment but I absolutely love your blog and taste. I read every single post. You have my heart when it comes to these moves. So Stressful. I love your current home, but I am soo excited about this new venture and can't wait to see all of the before pics!! Maybe you could post some of the listing pics for us? I am sure we are all eager to see the rest of the house!!!
    GOOD LUCK and GOD BLESS YOU!!

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    1. Thank you so much and so nice to hear from you. Yes, I will post all the listing photos. I thought I would wait until after the inspection on Friday so as to not get ahead of my skis.

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  18. Will be awaiting photos of this special house!

    best,
    teaorwine

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  19. Congratulations on your new house! Can't wait to see what you do to it!!
    Very best,

    Suzie

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  20. Gorgeous!!! Check out dwarf clusia for hedges too. I never knew it existed but it makes a lovely glossy hedge or foundation

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