Comments on: Cottage Shopping Update http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/cottage-shopping-update/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Thu, 22 May 2014 23:06:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: M Mongeon A http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/cottage-shopping-update/comment-page-1/#comment-502633 M Mongeon A Fri, 14 Jun 2013 03:47:26 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31724#comment-502633 This reminds me of “A Year in Provence” by Peter Mayle. Love.

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By: dr oz garcinia http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/cottage-shopping-update/comment-page-1/#comment-448056 dr oz garcinia Sat, 23 Mar 2013 14:33:27 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31724#comment-448056 I do trust all of the ideas you have offered to your post. They are really convincing and can certainly work. Still, the posts are too short for newbies. May just you please extend them a bit from next time? Thank you for the post.|

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By: kate http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/cottage-shopping-update/comment-page-1/#comment-442123 kate Tue, 05 Mar 2013 23:47:10 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31724#comment-442123 such an inspiration! so excited for you!!!

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By: Béa http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/cottage-shopping-update/comment-page-1/#comment-441797 Béa Mon, 04 Mar 2013 08:40:26 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31724#comment-441797 Soo Exciting! Je croise les doigts!

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By: Lee Bennion http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/cottage-shopping-update/comment-page-1/#comment-441487 Lee Bennion Fri, 01 Mar 2013 16:39:19 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31724#comment-441487 I am very happy for you guys. It looks like a marvelous structure- even though a shell, it a beautiful shell. Yes it will be a TON of work, but very satisfying and you and your kids will learn so much. Basically it is what Joe did to make his pottery shop and me my painting studio. His shop had a 10 diameter reunk apple tree growing inthe front door when we bought the building… My studio was a log crib/barn structure full of used water heaters and pig manure, roof gone- I could go on and on. It is a lovely space now. I have always wanted to live in the barn with my horses and now I kind of do. They have 1/3 of the barn and I have 2/3 for my studio.

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By: Tiffanie http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/cottage-shopping-update/comment-page-1/#comment-441313 Tiffanie Thu, 28 Feb 2013 21:46:28 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31724#comment-441313 That honestly looks like Heaven on Earth to me. What a dream! xo

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By: Dee http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/cottage-shopping-update/comment-page-1/#comment-441225 Dee Thu, 28 Feb 2013 18:59:43 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31724#comment-441225 How exciting, Gabrielle! Best of luck!

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By: Charlotte Owens http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/cottage-shopping-update/comment-page-1/#comment-441023 Charlotte Owens Thu, 28 Feb 2013 04:51:40 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31724#comment-441023 Check out Fallbrook CA, avocado capital of the world and about an hour north of San Diego! if you want to experience a small and old-time town experience. These places really do still exist. Recently bought here to get a break from San Francisco city living.

Congrats on your second/holiday home. What we have found is that even when you aren’t able to be there, just thinking about it will make your day brighter. You won’t regret making this decision.

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By: Jeff G http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/cottage-shopping-update/comment-page-1/#comment-440941 Jeff G Wed, 27 Feb 2013 19:22:09 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31724#comment-440941 Great idea – this totally reminds me of Stephmodo’s renovation that she shared with us on her blog! She did such a fantastic job with their cottage. Good luck!

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By: Gea http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/cottage-shopping-update/comment-page-1/#comment-440935 Gea Wed, 27 Feb 2013 19:14:30 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31724#comment-440935 Congratulations, what a great looking cottage! 10 years ago we fell in love with Basse-Normandie and its lovely granite farmhouses. We have been living here permanently since 2008 with our children and live in a gorgeous farmhouse and have transformed a second derelict house nextdoor into a holiday cottage. And just this afternoon we agreed on a contract with a builder to put a new roof on another (third) old farmhouse behind us that we bought last year. It is an addiction ;-) !
We may do a full renovation, but prices of building materials and artisans have gone up so much, that we are not 100% sure yet. Please make sure you look into the rules considering plus value! If you ever want to sell a secondary home, you will need to pay hefty (capital gains) tax on the resale value minus the investment. And if you have invested a lot of money in the renovation; the governement will only accept official bills for work and materials carried out by artisan. Any materials and work you put in yourself are not considered!
With regards to the certificat d’urbanisme that you do not have yet; you could ask the notaire to put a clause in the compromis de vente (preliminary sales agreement) that stipulates the sale will only go through upon getting it certified for habitation (CU positif).
Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need tips as we know too well how wonderful and stressful a big renovation like this can be! You can see some before and after pictures of our holiday cottage on http://www.espritdubocage.com

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By: Lisa | Happy By http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/cottage-shopping-update/comment-page-1/#comment-440848 Lisa | Happy By Wed, 27 Feb 2013 14:17:37 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31724#comment-440848 P.s: fingers crossed for you to get it :)

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By: Lisa | Happy By http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/cottage-shopping-update/comment-page-1/#comment-440847 Lisa | Happy By Wed, 27 Feb 2013 14:17:14 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31724#comment-440847 You’re giving me fever anytime you update us about cottage hunting. I just want to move to France for some months and renovate and decorate this cutie with you :)

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By: Corinne http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/cottage-shopping-update/comment-page-1/#comment-440836 Corinne Wed, 27 Feb 2013 13:07:50 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31724#comment-440836 Congrats! Imagine what it’ll look like when you’re done.

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By: Kim http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/cottage-shopping-update/comment-page-1/#comment-440824 Kim Wed, 27 Feb 2013 09:40:59 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31724#comment-440824 Oh Gaby! Jealous, jealous, jealous! You will make it so lovely, I can barely stand it!

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By: mail http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/cottage-shopping-update/comment-page-1/#comment-440820 mail Wed, 27 Feb 2013 08:52:14 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31724#comment-440820 The cottage look really nice and I can imagine the land on country side around Europe because I been there before (Portsmouth) for me it really nice if you make it as vacation home. I hope you will get it. Looking forward to here the news from you.

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By: Dagmar ~ Dagmar's Home http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/cottage-shopping-update/comment-page-1/#comment-440804 Dagmar ~ Dagmar's Home Wed, 27 Feb 2013 04:21:04 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31724#comment-440804 Oh, what a neat adventure! I bet it’s going to be amazing when you have made it into a home. I’d love the challenge as well. I especially love the history of buildings like this.

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By: Holly http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/cottage-shopping-update/comment-page-1/#comment-440793 Holly Wed, 27 Feb 2013 03:12:35 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31724#comment-440793 I am just so caught up in your cottage hunt after reading this! I have always wanted my hubby to get transferred for a few years abroad so we all could do what you are doing! So very wonderful and it is just perfect that you will buy a souvenir such as this to bring you back to France, your other home. Nothing is more fun than a fixer-upper, especially a really old special one! Oh, fingers crossed for you! I just know it is going to happen!

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By: betsy http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/cottage-shopping-update/comment-page-1/#comment-440788 betsy Wed, 27 Feb 2013 02:03:53 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31724#comment-440788 Hooray! I’m so thrilled for you all! I hope the reclassification certification goes through without a hitch. So exciting!

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By: Just Moms » Blog Archive » Cottage Shopping Update http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/cottage-shopping-update/comment-page-1/#comment-440779 Just Moms » Blog Archive » Cottage Shopping Update Tue, 26 Feb 2013 23:42:10 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31724#comment-440779 [...] Source: http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/cottage-shopping-update/ [...]

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By: rue du chat qui peche http://www.designmom.com/2013/02/cottage-shopping-update/comment-page-1/#comment-440771 rue du chat qui peche Tue, 26 Feb 2013 22:34:03 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=31724#comment-440771 Congratulations! This is sooo exciting!…
I am looking forward to seeing what you make of it. keep us posted:)

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