In my Practical Magic party post I said I'd love to try and create something like the fantastic house the aunts have in PM, but I just didn't have the space for another house. Well I can't get the idea out of my head and I know I definitely can't fit another house in or afford one at the moment.....
So in I'm now thinking about turning one of the houses I've got into something like the aunts house, it won't look the same on the outside, be more like an English version of the house I guess. I've narrowed my choice down to two of the houses I currently own but can't make my mind up which would be best, I can see good points for each, so I'm after other peoples opinions please.
This is the choice
The first is a town house with basement, this hasn't had anything done to it yet. I got it earlier this year and was intending to turn in into a new vampire home. It has 3 floors and attic and a basement, so 5 rooms plus hallways.
The plus's with this house is that it's a blank canvas, I can paint the outside white like the PM house. It's got stairs running up inside the house.
Con's are, not really any space for a garden, could put a few plants around the basement but not really a spot for a garden room / conservatory unless I used the basement space. The rooms are not as big.
The second choice is an old English Tudor Cottage style. I love this style and this is one is already occupied by a family of witches but the are more your old fashioned witch characters (don't worry if I chose this house for the PM one the old style witches have a new home they can share with others, I won't make them homeless LOL). There are 2 ground floor rooms, 2 second floor and a very large attic room, so again 5 in total.
The plus's with this one is it's already decorated, the inside is all white and dark wood like the PM house, much of the dark furnishings could stay with some white pieces added. The rooms are quite large and so it the balcony on the left side. There is space around the house to put plants for a garden. The ground floor rooms have windows at the side as well as the front so I could possibly use one of those for a garden room. It's already electrified with lighting.
The con's are, it's nothing at all like the style of the PM house and I'm not going to paint it all white. The kitchen would need to be completely redone in PM style. There is no room for a conservatory again. The stairs are not a feature like in the PM house.
So if the aunt's were to move to the UK, which house do you think they would choose?
Oh and if I've not visited your party post I'm getting there slowly, I'm going down the list in logical order otherwise I forget where I've been (doesn't take much to confuse me) I've got to the S's and hope to have visited everyone in the next couple of days :)