Chateau De Vie Townhomes

Chateau De Vie Townhomes

Viewing the Scottsdale townhouse at Heatherbrae House 2 gave us hope that we could find something we’d like.  But we didn’t like that one enough to call off the search.  So our next stop was to view a Chateau De Vie townhouse. 

The funny thing is, this was another one I threw in towards the end because I wasn’t attracted to the exterior when I first viewed it online.  I thought it looked like older apartments we have here in the southwest Chicago suburbs that have mansard style roofs and I just had a feeling that it was going to be junky looking.

So I did not have high expectations when we pulled in.  However, I did like the area as it was well kept and located on a dead-end street.  This unit was steps away from the pool but not right on top of it like the Heatherbrae townhouse was.  This was the first complex that made me feel good from the outside.

We nicknamed this unit the “coyote” townhouse because in the picture it showed a white storm door with a coyote on it.  It was actually a double door and the other one had pots.  I thought these doors were original and although they were cute I also thought it was a bit cheesy, even though I had no plans on changing them since I liked them.  Little did I know that these are special order storm doors that cost close to $1,000 each!

Not only did I love the exterior of the place, but I fell in love with the interior.  It did have a weird raised foyer where you had to step down into the living room and this step took up space and was a bit awkward.  The living room had a newer, neutral tile and there was a huge hallway from the living room to the kitchen that could fit a desk or something.  It would be perfect for a blow-up bed for extra guests.

The kitchen cooking area was open to the dinette area which opened to the large private cement patio that actually had a couple trees and plants.  There was a carport and storage.  The kitchen was somewhat updated with laminate floors and countertops that were tiled to look like granite.  There were white cabinets that weren’t too old like the ones in the Heatherbrae unit.  And there was a cute big window from the kitchen that slid open to the patio so you could actually pass food and beverages out.  Another plus was a cute half bath on the main level.

Upstairs were 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms, including a 3/4 master bath.  Although the carpet was said to be newer it must have been cheap as the stairs looked worn.  Each bedroom had stains on the floor so we would have wanted to change the carpet out.  The master bedroom had a vanity and was very large with a mountain view.

The place wasn’t perfect by any means and was the lowest priced place we were viewing as it was a foreclosure.  The windows were original metal and there was a big crack under the window in the master bedroom.  But it had a nice floor plan and good square footage and it was very charming.  We both loved it.

The pool was well kept and there was some kind of clubhouse.  It was located on Orange Blossom Ln. and was within walking distance of Chaparral Park and minutes from the downtown, Waterfront and Old Town areas of Scottsdale.  So it was a nice older unit (built in 1969) that was close to a lot of great places.

This was our favorite and our disenchantment dwindled and we could see ourselves living and entertaining in this unit.

Posted in Chateau De Vie Townhouse by judyo   

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  1. June 9th, 2009 | 3:36 PM

    […] The unit was nice and interesting with an open staircase that had space under it for a blow-up bed (when needed) or bookcase or other furniture.  I belieive the kitchen was updated.    It had 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms and was again located within walking distance to Old Town Scottsdale.  Although I don’t remember it well since we only saw it the one time, I do remember that we both liked it and it was on the list along with the Chateau De Vie townhomes. […]

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