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Dining Room.

Our dining room is essentially untouched, albeit fully rewired. The original over-sized square shape of the room feels intimate and yet accommodates large seated dinner parties.  Situated in the middle of the home, this is an approachable and usable dining room. The original plaster walls, oak floors, moldings, and chandelier lend a sense of grandeur… Continue reading Dining Room.

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The Bar.

Upon purchase, the “bar” was a bit lacking in character and perhaps even alcohol. It was a small area in the breakfast room, situated between the kitchen and the dining room, more akin to a small butlers pantry than an actual bar. We enjoy our evening cocktails and we love entertaining, so a proper bar… Continue reading The Bar.

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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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Trim Work: Molding.

  Fall in Texas began yesterday, September 27th, at 4 pm. We started our walk at 3:30. It was sticky, sunny, hot, and still. All of the sudden, we turned a corner and felt an unexpected breeze as the clouds skipped above us and covered the sun, and then another refreshing breeze, and then a… Continue reading Trim Work: Molding.

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Floors Glorious Floors!

This is a rather quick post, and I will follow up with further information on the specific features and stains of the old and new hardwood floors, but I wanted to share some pictures of our quickly moving project! By the way, the wood floors were delivered two days ago, and all of the installation… Continue reading Floors Glorious Floors!

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Photo Tour: Courtesy of Bridget and Evie.

We went to the house this morning (before the heat soared up to currently 101 degrees at 4 pm) to check on the progress of several aspects of the house. Bridget and Evie both took turns with my phone capturing images of their own home through their own eyes. What a treat for me to… Continue reading Photo Tour: Courtesy of Bridget and Evie.

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Solid Brick and Mortar…Ephemeral Video Tour.

Brick and Mortar: Textural, real, solid, sturdy, gritty, heavy, palpable. Video Tour: Fleeting, clean, abstract, intangible, superficial. What an odd pairing for tonight. But, actually, perhaps not so odd after all. I feel like this is the way life is today. We shop, work, communicate, travel, learn, explore, play, imagine, create, and connect on our… Continue reading Solid Brick and Mortar…Ephemeral Video Tour.