Before we dive into today’s post, I just noticed that Talbots is having a flash sale, 30% off new arrivals until midnight tonight. You’ll find the sale here: 30% Off New Arrivals. Guess what I’ll be doing as soon as this post goes up!
Remember this wonderful home in the movie, Practical Magic? We toured it a while back in this post: Take a Tour of the Home in the Movie, Practical Magic. Sadly the home in the movie was only a shell created for the movie, torn down once filming was complete. The fabulous interiors we saw in Practical Magic were actually just wonderful sets created in a Los Angeles studio.
Finding out this beautiful home wasn’t a real home was disappointing and bubble bursting for sure, but I discovered something recently that may make you feel a bit better. Though this home wasn’t real, there’s a home located in St. Augustine, Florida that’s reminds me of it very much. And it’s for sale!
What do you think? Not quiet the same, but equally as enchanting, I think. I see a big, beautiful magnolia, too! Love magnolia trees!
Notice all the wonderful windows and that single, adorable dormer. If I had to choose one word to describe this home, it would have to be charming!
Wait until you see the inside, it’s wonderful!
Okay, it had my heart right here on this delightful, wrap-around porch.
Imagine having breakfast here or an afternoon tea. Love a sunny porch with a view!
As we tour this beautiful home, you’re going to see some absolutely gorgeous heart pine flooring. You could shop for years and never find hardwood flooring this gorgeous in any store. It takes years to get this rich, golden-brown patina. Just beyond stunning!
Love the bird lamps!
I always love the exterior of a Victorian homes, but sometimes the interiors can feel a bit dark. This lovely Victorian home is light-filled and bright throughout.
I love this kitchen! It has the perfect mix of warm woods and bright whites.
Notice the wonderful built-in china storage. I don’t know how they did it, but they’ve managed to update this home without stripping away its historical character and charm.
As we continue the tour, you’ll see more evidence that special care was taken during renovations to make the home functional for today without giving up the home’s authenticity and connection to the past.
A sunny breakfast nook…
A spacious dining room…have you ever seen more beautiful floors?!
There’s a wonderful butler’s pantry just off the dining room. Here’s a great close-up of the gorgeous, heart pine flooring. To. Die. For!
An updated laundry room…
Let’s go up this gorgeous staircase and check out the upstairs.
I believe this is the master bedroom. I’m glad they kept the mantel.
More wonderful built-in cabinetry…
The master bath…imagine a bathroom so large, it can hold a sofa!
It appears they kept the original tile, or do you think it’s a really good replica?
We see this tile in several baths and the laundry room, so it may be reproduction. If so, it fits the home beautifully.
Another bedroom, perfect for when adult children come back home for a visit, bringing with them the little ones. Such a sweet room! I know you’re probably tired of hearing me talk about the floors, but I can’t help it! You just never see floors this beautiful all throughout a home!
More bedrooms with lots of fabulous windows…
Another bath…love the blue and white color scheme.
Ready to check out the third floor?
This would be a wonderful hideout for reading, a great office, a guest room or even a teen’s bedroom. Notice the little room there in the corner.
Remember the two, small windows in the tower, the ones located just below the look-out?
This is what’s on the other side of those beautiful windows. I wonder if the wood walls are original? I’m guessing that they are. This would make the cutest nursery, though it’s a bit high up. What would you do with this room? I think I’d replace that strip of white molding, it’s seems out-of-place.
Oh, oh, oh! I have an idea, wouldn’t this make a magical library, maybe a little library for the children! I could see shelves down the wall on the left with wonderful books like, The Secret Garden. Add a rug, a couple of kid-size chairs, a throw and you’re all set!.
There’s a back porch with a daybed for porch naps.
See more rooms inside this wonderful home where these pictures were found here: Victorian Home, St. Augustine, Florida. You’ll also capture a view of the intra-coastal waterway in a video at that link.
Take a tour of the home created for the movie, Practical Magic here: Practical Magic Home Tour