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    Default A duplex in Edinburgh

    A four-bedroom duplex in Edinburgh is on the market for 680,000 pounds, or about $1.1 million.


    This 2,273-square-foot apartment, updated about 10 years ago, is on the top two floors of a three-story home built around 1870. The drawing room, seen here, has a bay window, a decorative ceiling and mirrors inset into the walls.











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    The decor is frighteningly horrendous. I'd never be able to sleep with that first bedroom's wallpaper; it would give me nightmares. I do love the windowed nook in that bedroom for the dresser.

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    One of the worst things I've seen in a while.
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    great house and space but you'd have to chuck everything inside and burn it, and start over.
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    Highly personal,of course. Still,great bones. Seems rather pricey.
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    Very hit or miss. I loooooooove the crown molding in this room


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    Awesome house, but the decor is... abominable and ghastly.

    Sidenote: that could be any street in Toronto, we have a lot of the same architecture
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    Quote Originally Posted by McJag View Post
    Highly personal,of course. Still,great bones. Seems rather pricey.
    I totally agree about the decor, but I'd have it in a second if I had the money it's in one of the most sought-after areas in Scotland, and that view is to Edinburgh Castle. I heart Edinburgh, if I were rich I'd move.
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    What is the European obsession with cluttery-looking wallpaper, rugs, and carpets everywhere? Hate that style, so old-fashioned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ManxMouse View Post
    What is the European obsession with cluttery-looking wallpaper, rugs, and carpets everywhere? Hate that style, so old-fashioned.
    Oh, that's funny because that is what I think of american stuff. I think it might be a conspiracy...
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    Actually what I really do not like are the colors, wallpaper choices, and just some of the furniture. Just not my taste. But overall the rooms, spaces seem very nice and the 'bones' of the place are ok. Too "pink and peachy" for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelly View Post
    Oh, that's funny because that is what I think of american stuff. I think it might be a conspiracy...
    Haha me too! And dark wood furniture too, that's what stands out at me with American homes.
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    Yes, my eyes were still reeling, so I didn't distinguish between the space and the decor. Great duplex with huge potential. Decor from pooky-smelling granma hell.
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    Tacky decor thread...stat!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    great house and space but you'd have to chuck everything inside and burn it, and start over.
    i usually agree with you but not now. i think there are a couple of pieces there that are worth saving. like the barometer, the standing clock, a couple of those frames, maybe even the pictures in them, those bedside tables. i'd incorporate them into the new décor because i think it's sort of funny to have strange items (ones that don't necessarily reflect your personal taste) in the house.

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