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Park Cities Historic and Preservation Landmark.

Our home was honored with a Park Cities Historic and Preservation Landmark! For my Christmas gift this year, my sweet, adorable, and thoughtful husband did all of the paperwork and research needed to submit our application for this award. We hope our 1916 home serves as an encouragement towards preservation throughout our community and beyond.… Continue reading Park Cities Historic and Preservation Landmark.

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Backyard…feels like home.

Sorry for the absence as of late; moving and life and such. We are finally home! We still have a bit of work to do; but we are home, and it feels deliciously warm and cozy. Today was cold. It has been cold (at least for Texans) for the past two weeks. But today, despite… Continue reading Backyard…feels like home.

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Breezeway at night!

Just a quick update on our now complete breezeway. The lights are all installed (including the sconces, globes, and step lights) and the stone pavers are grouted. Warm, inviting, and aglow with light! Looking from the garage on into the mudroom. Looking from the mudroom back towards the garage. Love and hugs, Suzie

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Mudroom and mudroom bathroom.

So, as I said last post, our power is on!! This is huge, and I cannot actually wrap my mind around the fact that we are now on the other side of this massive leap. We had to re-do all of the wiring in the house due to the 100 year old knob and tube… Continue reading Mudroom and mudroom bathroom.

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Breezeway Update.

Our home and garage are connected by a graciously tall arched open air breezeway. What a pleasant way to come home and to exit out into the rest of the world. The breezeway is really coming together with the stained eaves, the supports in place, and the lights partially installed! Below: Looking from the house… Continue reading Breezeway Update.

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Fully Unveiled Exterior and Back Porch.

The protective covers over the eaves have been removed and almost all of the exterior painting is fully complete! The front railing still needs to be replaced and painted white. Here are some updated photos from this morning. Stain color is Cedar Bark, brick color is Illusive Green, and trim color is Extra White. Below:… Continue reading Fully Unveiled Exterior and Back Porch.

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Stained Eaves and Painted Exterior.

Our eaves are fully stained and they are just as warm, rich, solid, and strong as we had hoped. I love how the wooden eaves almost glow from within and envelope the house in a cozy hug; cheerfully welcoming, graciously kind, and lovingly peaceful; the same qualities I try to instill in each heart of… Continue reading Stained Eaves and Painted Exterior.