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Lin Manor

weather: light rain
outside: 14.6°C
mood: calm
I asked shashin to take a set of keepsake photos of our house for us. I've always loved his photography. His site is one of the few sites that I allow images by default in my browsers. I block most known sites that host photos and I only unblock specifc images from friends that I want to see.


Anyway, here are the photos up in my gallery. #34 - 45 was my bedroom. It's an 800sqft suite, it's roughly half of a 1600sqft upper floor, there are two distinct rooms in it plus the master bath.

The house is on the market now, so it won't be ours for very much longer.

Speaking of house and home, I did some more online oggling. Here's a collection of things that I would love to have in my own home.


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deslea
Jun. 6th, 2007 05:14 am (UTC)
Dude, what a great house! *is jealous, especially of the bathroom*
bride
Jun. 6th, 2007 05:19 am (UTC)
Thanks =) It was hell and expensive to maintain =P

In the words of The Husband Guy, "I'm already not missing it..." XD
compscilin
Jun. 6th, 2007 05:54 am (UTC)
Wow, nice house. Those photos are pretty cool--crazy wide-angle makes it look huge.

It sounds like you are getting into something that's a better fit.
bride
Jun. 6th, 2007 06:10 am (UTC)
Yup, crazy wide-angle is right. When I saw the pics for the first time, I couldn't recognize some of the rooms. =)
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bride
Jun. 6th, 2007 02:43 pm (UTC)
The design is loosely based on an old type of two seated chair that used to be quite popular in the early 20th century (or before?). They were usually seen in hotel lobbies or public areas of posh lounges.

They're not called "lovers chairs" but they're called something very similar to that because the two seats faced the opposite direction and the back of the chair was in an S-curve... or it just looked like two regular chairs fused together facing the opposite direction.

When you sit down, both of you have to turn sideways a little to talk. It made it really easy for two people to have a very private conversation. But at the same time, there was a little divider and maintained some distance for propriety reasons.
bride
Jun. 7th, 2007 01:56 am (UTC)
Thanks to highnez, they're called "tête-à-tête chairs", but Google Images won't give you the right results if you search for that. =P

You can see pictures of them by searching for courting bench. They're the weird-looking opposite direction chairs.
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highnez
Jun. 6th, 2007 10:09 pm (UTC)
An 800-square foot bedroom!!!!! *gets out tape measure and measures apartment* 752, 753... My whole apartment is less than 800 square feet!

Okay, I know you said suite, not bedroom, but wow! That bathroom is amazing too.

And you had a sauna. Why did I not visit you before you moved? :-)

I was pretty sure the old fashioned facing chairs were called tete-a-tete chairs (sorry about no french accents), but a search on that term brings up side by side seats with a little "coffee table" between. However, I did find a reference to "courting benches" which fits the "lovers' seat" concept. The yin Yang one looks so much more comfortable though.
bride
Jun. 7th, 2007 01:51 am (UTC)
Yeah. *shakes head* I think I said in one post way back when that I just didn't have the right to be unhappy about anything in my life... and that would be one of the reasons why =} That my bedroom alone is bigger than a lot of entire apartments out there.

We've never used that sauna. Never. Not once. =D It had always functioned as the small storage room... because the _large_ storage room was packed to the gills (from Day 1, according to the Mother-In-Law) XD

Re: tête-à-tête chair

Yes! That's what I'd heard. Thanks =) And, yeah, those Google images are SO not it. =\
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