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Foundations for the future

Our addition: To the first level we are adding a den, kitchen, uncovered patio, covered patio, open breezeway, and a detached garage. To the second floor we are adding a master suite and uncovered patio. In order to connect these additions to the existing (very stable!) house, we needed to drill multiple piers. What a… Continue reading Foundations for the future

100 years old · 1916 · Antiques · Antiques Roadshow · attic · Brandy · Dallas · family · Highland Park · historic home · home · home restoration · neighborhood · old house · photography · preservation · renovation · restoration · treasures · Uncategorized

Treasures from the attic

When we were cleaning out the attic we uncovered some unexpected treasures! Nothing that we should take to Antique Roadshow, but wonderful reminders of the past. We will keep them and display them in the home once we are finished with the work. Look at this precious cherub of a child and his bunny! This… Continue reading Treasures from the attic

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Pattern play

Look at these precious new leaves against the bright blue March Texas sky! This is the massive tree in our backyard, and we are happy to see it in full bloom. Patterns and textures surround us constantly everyday and everywhere, and yet we rarely take the time to appreciate them or enjoy them for their predictability… Continue reading Pattern play

100 years old · 1916 · attic · basement · breezeway · Dallas · family · garage · Highland Park · historic home · home · home restoration · Katy Trail · knob and tube · mudroom · neighborhood · old house · preservation · renovation · restoration · sisters · staircase · Texas · Uncategorized · windows

So much progress…so much illness…

So sorry for the long absence. We have endured one illness after another. Our crowning achievement was the stomach bug. And now, as we step into Spring in Texas I am beyond hopeful that we can enjoy some illness free weeks. So much has happened with the house and I cannot wait to share! I… Continue reading So much progress…so much illness…