My Condo is Famous!!!

March 03, 2011

A few months ago on a brisk Sunday afternoon, my condo had a sort of meet-and-greet on the rooftop patio.  There have been a few units change hands in the past year and it was an opportunity to meet the new people (including yours truly), and hopefully put names to the faces I see in the halls.

While all the residents didn't turn out, I did learn some very interesting things about the neighbourhood, some of the neighbours, the building, and my unit.

Interesting fact #1: The living room ceiling in my unit fell down about three owners ago.  This explains the drywall in that room vs. the plaster in the rest of the unit.

Interesting fact #2: My unit is famous!!!  In 2002 the then resident was featured on an episode of Peter Fallico's 'Home to Go' which aired on HGTV in Canada.  Appearing in the second season the episode is entitled 'Tres Thai'.

I haven't yet figured out how to add video to a blog, so here's the link:

HGTV - Peter Fallico's 'Home to Go' - Season '2: Très Thai' (This video will only be viewable in Canada - sorry)

Some things have changed a lot since the show was filmed, and some not so much:
  • The kitchen floor is the same
  • The countertop Peter Fallico put in is still here, but the cabinets are different
  • The door molding is all different, and there are now doors between the foyer and living room, and living room and dining room
  • The fake fireplace is gone
  • There is no air-conditioning unit
They don't show the bedroom, which is too bad - it would have been interesting to see if my theory about the closet is true.  Oh well - how often do you get to see what your home looks like 8 years before you move in!!

I wonder if I could convince him to come back and redo my unit - a kind of follow-up if you will :)

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  1. [...] money. BTW – those are the counters that were installed when my condo was in an episode of `Home to Go`on HGTV way back in 2002. They were reused when the current cabinets were installed a couple of owners ago. [...]

  2. That's very cool, too bad the video can only be view in Canada :( I love Peter Fallico show "Home to go" and had been looking all over the web to buy it but it seems it hasn't been released on DVD. Your house is wonderful, enjoy!

  3. Hi Sandra, the video is hosted on the site - sorry that you can't see it where you are - perhaps if you check the website of the TV station you watch it on? The episode is quite a number of years old, so it may be difficult to find


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