Finishing Touches

It has been quite sometime since I last added a post about the house. Work is ongoing but has slowed. Winter in Vermont can be brutal on a house. Luckily this winter everything has been fine. No frozen pipes or major issues thank goodness. Several of us have been spending time enjoying the house and…

2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,500 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 42 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the…

Tiled Backsplash & Chalk Wall Complete

This past Thanksgiving we all gathered again up at the house to celebrate. We spent 4 relaxing days enjoying the new kitchen, living and sleeping spaces that we worked so hard on throughout the year. Most recent work includes finishing the tiling on the backsplash and framing out the chalk wall in the Kitchen. It…

Painting continues…

One never gets bored of work to be done on an old house that has been gutted inside out. The Living Room has been “paint ready” for months now. Finally got round to painting and after it was done it kind of looked like it was never done. (the color is a light, historic gray,…

Outdoor Areas Around the House

We just came back from a beautiful fall weekend up at the VT house. We spent lots of time outside and I took pictures of the land and property around our house…highlighting many outdoor areas directly adjacent to the house, So much of our focus has been on renovating the inside but there are just…

Exterior Painting Update

via New Post — WordPress.com. After six weeks exterior painting on the house is nearly complete. It has been scraped, primed and painted and new gutters installed. The color is “PURE WHITE” from Sherwin Williams for trim and siding to stay true to the historic Federal style and highlight the simple, clean lines and details.  

Summer in Rural Vermont

We’ve just wrapped up a fun-filled month at the house. With 20 people staying in the house there was enough room for all to sleep, play, hang out and eat without feeling like we were on top of each other. Our vacation time at the house in rural Vermont included trips to the local farm to…