Let's step behind the gate, shall we?
"The school is essentially the same as it was 130 years ago, designed in the Tuscany revival style which Victorians found so fashionable in the mid- to late-19th century. Today as you come through the gate you feel you have entered another world - the courtyard of a European manor house, with old stone walls, brick paving and potted plants. In summer it is overflowing with geraniums and flowering vines."
On the main floor (to the left and right of the bottom of those stairs) are two incredibly impressive spaces -- the main living room, and a studio space. You have to remember this was a school, and the rooms (formerly classrooms) have amazingly not been divided in any way. There are four classrooms total, measuring 36' by 18' with 12' high ceilings and huge windows. Here's the living room:
The two upper classrooms are now bedrooms, each with a large (re: ginormous) seating area. Here's one of the bedrooms:
(To be honest, if it were my domain I'd have to pop out those tile ceilings post haste!)
The bedroom across the hall, "is dramatic. Wherever you look there are interesting collections to entertain the mind's eye." (Re: Eyes may pop out of your head. I think one of my companion's actually may have.) My photo doesn't do it justice, but throw in floor to ceiling bookshelves and knick-knacks-a-plenty and you get the picture:
The one full bath is half a flight up from the bedrooms, and is big enough to house a full chaise. The main floor's half bath (way big enough to pop in a tub) had this way cool window treatment -- a flat piece of wood given a bit of a trompe l'oeil treatment:
Not too shabby, huh? Well, here's the deal: This gem is on the market. And that's where the contest comes in...
What's the asking price?
Two large rooms on the main floor, two large bedrooms on the top. (All are 36' x 18'). Solarium, one-and-a-half baths, kitchen and dining room. An unfinished attic that I didn't see. And it's certainly a unique property, also zoned for commercial use.
Leave your best guess as to what the asking price is and the closest price without going over wins. In the event that there is more than one person with the same guess of the house's price, names will be entered in a hat (literally...'cause I've got a lot!) and a random winner will be drawn. The prize? This fabulous scarf from Elite Elishe's Etsy store.
Elite Elishe was a supporter of the Nie Nie Fund, so I was happy to support the cause and the store (by going back to shop for more!). But I only have one neck (phew!) and many scarves, so guess away and this brand new handmade scarf may be yours! I'll keep comments open until noon Eastern on October 29. Cheaters will be wished away to the cornfields. ;-)
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