Well, I did such a long post yesterday
that I will make this one short and sweet.
I think this was House #10 out of the 14 or 15
we have rehabbed and lived in.
We lived down the street one block from this house
and it was owned by friends of ours.
They listed us as an exception to the listing contract
while we made up our mind
about moving one block.
Ultimately, we decided in a couple of days
that we would take the plunge.
This is what the outside looked like when
we moved there.
The thing that makes this a
European Colonial Revival
(so we were told)
is the Palladian window inset on the top.
Most Colonial Revivals have a peaked front.
If you look close you can see the original
"panel" pieces between the upstairs windows.
There were no shutters on the house and the
landscaping was not in good shape.
This is what it looked like 6 months later.
We put a driveway in and I landscaped the front.
This house was on the historical register and was built in 1897.
She was a beauty.
Close up of the front porch-
It had a navy blue ceiling and a burgundy front door that was not original
to the outside of the house.
It also had wrought iron railing
that had been added in the 60's.
This is what it looked like freshly painted with
Ill show you the vestibule
just inside the front door today so you
can see the door and the restoration we did there.
That door that you see was originally the INSIDE foyer door.
We moved it back inside and replaced the
vestibule windows that were missing.
Here is how it looked once we were finished
and had installed the
leaded glass front door and windows.
We also replaced the crown moulding which had been taken down.
That is Mr.Midnight sitting on he floor to the left.
He was the smartest MALE cat we ever owned.
We had a female that was even smarter....
and that's all I'm gonna say about that~
So- that's it for today.
I will show you some more pictures of this house
as we restored it in another post or two.
You can see the backyard makeover I
did on this house HERE.
Have a great day.
I am picking the girls up from school so that
can pick a winner.
If you haven't signed up yet for my giveaway
you still have a chance until about 3pm today!