Thursday, August 23, 2007

'our house, in the middle of our street...'

Our house actually is in the middle of our block of South
13th Street. It's got character but, as you can see, needs
some TLC. Aaron has already sanded, stained and sealed
the original fir floors of the main level. Next is some siding
replacement and a full blown exterior paint job. (I feel tired
just thinking about it!)

These pretty shrubs are called 'pink princess escalonia'.

Two of these brushed nickel sconces now illuminate
either side of the brick fireplace, instead of the previous
sconces, as modeled below:

The kitchen is closed off from the main living
space by this swinging door with push plate,
like in a restaurant.

House Details:

-three bedrooms w/ a side loft
-9' ceilings on main floor
-original brick fireplace
-cobblestone & ivy landscape throughout front yard
-kitchen has 'breakfast nook' and mudroom off the back
-2 large archways in living and dining room
-tons of storage space in basement
-master bedroom windows look out to side yard rose garden (how romantic!)
-a small walk from Myka's elementary school