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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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Front Entry Chandelier.

The chandeliers in our front entry and our dining room came with the home upon purchase. We do not know if they were the first and only chandeliers in the home, but based upon the cloth wiring, they certainly date to the same time period of our 1916 home. Due to the aforementioned cloth wiring,… Continue reading Front Entry Chandelier.

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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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Historic Home Tour.

We are delighted to announce that our home has been selected to be part of the 2018 Park Cities Historic Home Tour!  Please consider purchasing a ticket and touring five lovely historic homes in our neighborhood. The tour will take place April 14th. The sun finally reappeared today for the first time in about a… Continue reading Historic Home Tour.

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Front Entry and Staircase.

Sorry for not writing recently. We just returned from a magical trip to Disney World, and then promptly got sick. We are finally healthy and the laundry from the trip is finally clean and put away. It was the most enchanting time together with my sweet little family, a time away we very much needed… Continue reading Front Entry and Staircase.

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Powder bathroom complete.

Our powder bathroom has come a long way! Not only did we enlarge the space (albeit only by about one foot), but we also enhanced the overall feeling of the space. What began as a small utilitarian beigh bathroom has now become a bright and elegant powder bathroom. Please reference this previous post: Powder bathroom. … Continue reading Powder bathroom complete.

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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.