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Kitchen Transom Window.

I still owe y’all a follow up post regarding the details of the front fireplace, but I couldn’t wait to share our newly installed kitchen transom window. We had this transom window hand crafted by a local artisan, Denise Feeney of Stained Glass Unlimited,¬†and she did a stunning job! This new window perfectly matches the… Continue reading Kitchen Transom Window.

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Kitchen Tile Floor.

To follow up on my closet post from yesterday I was going to write about the girls’ bathroom today. I ran by the house this morning to get a few more pictures of the space, but the painters were busily painting the upstairs, and the smell was so caustically strong I couldn’t even walk up… Continue reading Kitchen Tile Floor.

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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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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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Windows…they don’t make them like they used to.

No really, they don’t. And even when you ask for the new windows for your addition to match the old as perfectly as possible, well, that doesn’t always work out completely as expected either. We have 101 year old windows in our home; one of my favorite features of this magical home. We are keeping… Continue reading Windows…they don’t make them like they used to.

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Small daily changes remembered: Kitchen interior framing edition.

This installment of our daily changes remembered series will focus on the kitchen interior framing. Here are links to the two previous daily changes remembered posts: foundation and framing. Tonight we will focus on the kitchen. Below are several photos from February 28th. The photo below looks directly into the kitchen from the new den area. I am… Continue reading Small daily changes remembered: Kitchen interior framing edition.

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Matchmaker matchmaker make me a match.

A brick match that is. We struggled to find just the right new brick to put on our addition. One that will look as identical to the 100 year old brick on the existing house as possible. And, we have found our best candidate! Below please see examples of our original brick. These bricks are… Continue reading Matchmaker matchmaker make me a match.