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Monday, April 23, 2012

Your thoughts please


This is the master bath 


in this 1812 Quebecois house, and


this is the kitchen


in this 16th-century French chateau.


Photos: 1. Yannick Grandmont for The New York Times, 2. Leggett Prestige via The Wall Street Journal.

15 comments:

Katie at Tweed Editing said...

Those interiors aren't what I would have expected, that's for sure.

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Totally wrong for the house. I like the inside of a house to reflect the architecture of the outside.

Petra Voegtle said...

As Katie said - those interiors are unexpected.
From your thumbnail the bathroom looked quite intriguing but with the larger photo I realized that the placement of the various elements is strange. Maybe it's only the photo but the bathtub in front of that black (??) closet looks strange and the shower element does not really fit. What a shame.
The kitchen of the second house looks very unfriendly and does not look good in this wonderful old house. I really don't understand the thoughts of these people...

I fully understand that people want modern amenities in their lives but these should be implemented with great care and sensibility. Here it failed in my opinion...

5th and State said...

well, the only positive note is that these mod squad wanna-be's did not tear these homes down
debra

wellfedfred said...

can't say how many times I've traipsed through a château or Schloß and thought I would joyfully live there if there were modern comfortable plumbing fixtures or a kitchen in which I could actually cook (and which could be cleaned up after). These aren't exactly what I had in mind.

Leigh said...

This makes my heart hurt.

sherri said...

Vessel sinks are the bane of my existence.

jennyg said...

WHAT A SHAME!!! Absolutely no reflection of the homes style or history.

Ginger@cottageonrosewood said...

In my opinion houses should flow, from room to room and certainly from outside to inside. In my humble opinion, it makes no sense. Love your blog! And that you have the balls to just say it the way it is!

Margaret said...

I'm off to thrift store to look for a dusty, faux tree, to put in front of my bathtub.

Michele from Boston said...

Can't we prosecute people for things like this in historic old houses? Guess not. I'd still try, though. Any good designer knows that modern amenities can be integrated into a historic shell and not wind up looking like they're from another planet. Tsk. Tsk. The first one is just bad design all 'round.

Appletree said...

they say bipolar is the hardest of the mental illnesses to treat

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

I can't see past faux tree in tiny basket.

ktgirl said...

ouch. Are they giving pap smears in that kitchen?!

Holy awfulness.

Katie

ilovemrandmrs said...

lol. Yes, it seems like the owner's mail-order bride got ahold of his check book and decided to go with the urban communist style of her hometown. -Should I preface this comment with a disclaimer? "Satire" :)