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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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A Handy Pantry.

I love so many aspects of our home, and the new pantry is at the top of the list. I wanted a walk in pantry to house not only all of our daily dry goods, but also our appliances, baking needs, canned foods, extra condiments, plastic baggies, coolers, and paper towels. I am delighted with… Continue reading A Handy Pantry.

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We have power!

We have power! This is a huge step for our rather complicated project. Not only does it mean we are supremely close to completion, it also means we get to see our lighting fixtures brightly shining and our house warmly glowing. Here are some quick glimpses of our house aglow with warm interior light! Below:… Continue reading We have power!

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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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Drywall!

Side by side, the girls love to watch the world go by. Enjoying our slow summer days! Who knew I would ever be so excited about drywall? I honestly thought it was just an easy thing to check of the millions of things on our massive to do list. But no. This moment is monumental.… Continue reading Drywall!

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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.

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Uncovering a Secret Staircase.

Staircase time lapse. On the left is Evie on the front stairs May 2016. On the right is Evie on the newly opened back staircase March 2017. A dream come true. One of the most enchanting and intriguing features of our home is the front entry staircase area. It is not a central hall home,… Continue reading Uncovering a Secret Staircase.