I have just been reading a Social History article in the New York Social Diary. It is the story of a fabulously rich couple and their amazing homes built during the Gilded Age and now torn down. Despite the abysmal writing in this online publication, I love reading the stories of East Coast’s socially/financially prominent. I also enjoy getting a look at the photos of people named Muffie, Bunnie and Bracie. People, not dogs.
This got me to thinking about moving. I really like my house but it’s not my house WITH Derwood and I know it is important to him to live somewhere that is ours. With this in mind, I thought I would do some housing research to see what our housing dollars could get us.
I have mentioned my post-honeymoon interest in moving to central NY, although that has been tempered by recent weather occurrences back there, specifically Hercules the winter blizzard due in today.
How darling is this number in the Village of Skaneateles?
Here is the complete listing for this Oh-So-Cute house and the price is nothing compared to what Portland would cost.
This one is in the town of Auburn. Whaaaa?!
It’s amazing! This listing is redonk!
I want an old, traditional style house. Not a mid-century like the one I have. My house would sell for much more than these houses and it is NOWHERE near as beautiful as they are. It’s just in Portland.
I think you will begin to see a pattern in the sort of house I’m looking for. Here’s a comparable house in Portland, in an area I would want to live in.
Oooo and look at this one! I really like this one in Portland! DAR-LING!!!
You may see another pattern developing. Cute costs here in Portland. Where else could I live?
I know, I always wanted a beach house in Gearhart. Let’s have a look there.
Here’s what I would like in Gearhart:
And here’s what I can afford in Gearhart:
I could live in the Wyke End of Gillingham which is within 30 miles of the village of Lacock in England. I have always wanted to be an ex-pat detective in a quirky village in England so this would work for me:
There would have to be some decluttering and redecorating but I think this is a pretty good American detective in an English village cottage.
OR….what about Hannibal, Missouri?! It would be like living in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn one of my most favorite books ever~ and there is no mention of a flood plain in the listing!
Or what about the Big Apple?
In NYC, I could also buy a bar, actually two bars-in-one at Amsterdam and 108th.
What do you think? Where should I live? Tell me in comments and I will find places there to look at. I should probably ask Derwood, too.